Saturday, June 19, 2010

My new toy

For Mother's Day I was given this cute compact bloggie camera, from my son.
This is the first time I have had to give it a try ~ I still need more practice but here are a few photographs I took today.

Sometimes I feel a little bit of a Luddite when it comes to downloading and getting the photos from the camera to the computer, and eventually with the
help of my husband, I mastered it, so it will be fun when I get better at it.

Lavender from Provence.
If you think you can do a thing, or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
~Henry Ford.

I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend.


  1. Hmmmm, I love the smell of lavender!

    What a great present! I look forward to seeing more and more photos taken with it!!

    Have a grand weekend, Carolyn, and thank you for stopping by my creative space! I truly enjoyed your visit!


  2. Lucky you Carolyn having a new toy. Love the photos and expect to see many more :-)

    Leeann x

    p.s. it is raining in SW France so a good weekend to be inside!

  3. What a fabulous gift! Your photos are lovely. I felt the same way when we purchased our new camera ~ it just takes time.

    Have a wonderful weekend~

  4. That's the cutest little camera I've ever seen! I just love's perfect for the purse and on the go! What a great Mother's Day present indeed.
    Love that little charm Carolyn!
    Have a wonderful weekend yourself...go out and snap, snap, snap some beautiful photos!

  5. I didn't even know a camera like that existed! A Bloggie? How fun...Looks like you're off and running with your images.....Good luck with it! Maryanne xo

  6. Cute camera, Carolyn! Mine is on its last legs, but I'm going to hang in there until the end.
    Happy Father's Day to the men in your life!

  7. Carolyn, what a sweet should be able to take some lovely photos with that!!!! Maybe one with your son who gave the camera to you!
    I have lots of trouble with my photos, even though it says auto...they still turn out blurry? I don't get it!!!
    Margaret B

  8. Dear Carolyn, What a sweet gift! I'm happy for you!

    Enjoying this new toy will be alot of fun.

    I'm still learning as I go about blogging tricks and it's been a work out...educating ole me.

    Sending good thoughts your way,

  9. Hi Carolyn

    It looks v high tech to me when I haven't completely mastered my digital - I can't find macro!!
    However I would love a Leica one day and my son said he would look out for one for me!

    The photos are lovely as always.
    Did you watch the AB's last night?!

    My son is returning overseas tonight so another teary airport encounter....

  10. What fun! Enjoy!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  11. Ciao carissima amica!!

    BELLLLLLLLLLISSIMA la macchina digitale che ti ha regalato tuo figlio.

    Vogliamo vedere in fretta tante fotografie! ;o)

    Un bacio affettuoso e di cuore!

    Buon fine settimana anche a te!


  12. Hello
    Wonderful Pictures! You are doing something right! Thanks for dropping by the studio!
    Have a great weekend

  13. Hi Carolyn~

    I hope you have fun with your new toy! I can almost smell that lavender!


  14. Hi my friend! What a great present! Son's can be so special. I pray you have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  15. Hi Carolyn...
    Nice to meet you this weekend.
    Great blog,
    Loved my first visit here...will be back for sure!
    Have fun with the camera...
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

    Stop in when time allows...
    Love to have you!

  16. How very fun Carolyn and what a special gift- I have not heard of these cameras. Have fun playing with your new toy :-)

  17. Hi Carolyn,
    Congrats on the wonderful new toy. Your son is very thoughtful to give you a gift so useful and what a cute camera it is. You took some great first pics. I think you have it mastered already.
    You will be having a lot of fun my friend. Looking forward to many more post pics.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. It has been a fun party across blogland.

    Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  18. Congrats, darling! What a lovely gift! Great shots!


  19. Don't you just love sons Carolyn?!!! They get more and more thoughtful with age. Great gift for you!
    I loved the party you all celebrated for Sares. You looked just stunning in all your finery. So fun!

  20. This looks much easier to pack around than my big chunky Nikon. Sometimes i don't take it because I don't want to haul it around.

    I have great news for you! You won my giveaway! If you email me your address(I have a button on my sidebar)
    I will get it send out to you all the way across the ocean! Thank you again for participating and putting together such a beautiful post!

  21. What fun...I love playing with my camera...I really would be lost without it..your photos are lovely! xoxox

  22. Such a great gift dear Carolyn! Congrats and your photos are lovely :-)

    Cheers: Evi

  23. oh that camera looks like it would be fun to use!!!! I love these photos...especially the lavender...I grow a huge row of this in my vegetable garden and have tons of flowers that I pick and save for the year...the scent is magic....

    like a trip to Provence in a second flat!!!

    Have fun with your new toy!!!


  24. HI Carolyn,
    What a fine Mother's Day you must have had. That is a great present - have fun taking your "bloggie" photos! I do have to say though that you do choose really fantastic photos to post. I'm always amazed by the photos I see. You seem to find just the right ones. I know what you mean about learning how to use new products. Sometimes it can be so frustrating. We still have a DVD player that we've not used for several years because there are so many wires, I could never quite figure out the right configuration!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Sharon and Miss Gracie

  25. Hi Carolyn!
    What a wonderful present. I'm like takes a few tries before figuring the technical things out. Your photos are lovely don't need any help with that. I love those pink roses and that lavender!

    Have a great day!! Jenn

  26. wow, lots of cool stuff. Oh, I am growing lavender in my house. We've tried before outside, but the bunnies and deer love it so much. beautiful blog.

  27. Thank you Carolyn honey for stopping by and checking on me. Loved my visit here this morning.
    Never heard of this camera and now of course I want one. hahaha
    You are going to have so much fun playing with it and we are going to benefit from your fun.
    I just love your site. Did you do your headboard yourself.
    Someday you will have to do a Blogazine post about yourself

  28. The camera is very cute indeed. And I think you're learning fast of the photography thing. I love the first picture of the pink roses. They're fabulous! Happy day, Carolyn!

  29. A bloggie camera! Oooh, go figure! I knew there was something I didn't have but would really, really love! Looks like you're having fun with it. What a wonderful son. :)

  30. Carolyn, Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I always love hearing from you. That's a great camera you received and I know you'll put it to good use. Today was the first day of summer for us and it was VERY hot and humid here in Texas. I'll throw some of the heat your way, if you'll be so kind to bring some cool to me! Have a great week!

  31. Hi Carolyn, I bet you are having lots of fun with your new camera.

    Nice to see you today and thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. I did not know that Father's Day is in September in NZ. Nice to know that info and learn something new.

    Have a beautiful week. Today is the first day of Summer here. And, boy is it HOT!!!!

    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  32. Having a new camera is the most fun ever! Your photos are just wonderful, too! :-)


  33. Your son gave you the BEST blogging gift ever. What a thoughtful person, Carolyn! You must be So excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Hi Carolyn,

    I'm waiting to find out how you like your new blog camera. I think I need one.


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  35. what a lovely present, oh what fun you will have playing, look forward to more :) Hugs, Catherine x

  36. Wow - awesome present... love that camera!

  37. Lovely photos Carolyn and hope to see many more.

  38. Love your little Bloggie camera. So cute! ~Mandy


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