Well, I got a new one, but I have to tell you the rest of the story. We were about 3 hours from home when I remembered I never put my camera in the truck. I did a frantic look-see in the glove box, hoping it was still in there, but it wasn’t. I said “Oh sh*t, I forgot my camera!” As it turned out, this was a perfect time for me to be forgetful, because in just 3 days was my birthday and guess who didn’t buy me anything? So he says, “If you’d like, for your birthday present you can get yourself a new one”. Hmmm, that sounds pretty good to me. I knew I wanted to keep things simple and I didn’t want an expensive camera that requires expensive lenses. So after some online research and shopping around, I decided this was the one I wanted. A Nikon Coolpix P500.I’ve only had it since Wednesday, but so far, I really like it. And I really like the color of it too! I’m still learning the settings and other features. I sure was glad I had it when we were driving along and saw this little cub along the edge of the road. Such a cutie. Mom and the rest of the kids crossed the road before we came along. While we were watching it, Jim caught some motion in the review mirror and most likely, Mrs. Bear pushed this deer out of the woods. The next day Little Doe brought her two fawns around. Jim was stacking wood over on that side, so Little Doe had the kids hang around while she decided whether it was safe of not. She decided to take them back from the direction they came from. I grabbed my camera and took some picture through the front window. We’re finally seeing some pretty butterflies. I just wish more of them would be on flowers and not on piles of poo. I don’t know what kind of butterflies these are, but the small ones really blend with the sand, don’t they?This little bird was sitting in front of my blind, singing it’s heart out. I got all excited and took a video of it. After the fact I learned that unless you record your video in HD, there won’t be any audio. Okay! Won’t do that again.
Another thing I’m learning is that HD videos take FOREVER to upload to YouTube. I’ll have one for you in my next chapter.