I spent the last part of the week in Minneapolis, MN attending a training seminar along with 19 other folks from our organization. It was a wonderful experience, both from the training aspect but for me and more importantly from connecting on a more personal level with many of my fellow employees.
As I’ve aged I find it less enjoyable to travel. The car ride was six and a half hours. Once I got there it was enjoyable but there was a lot of information to absorb. I do not enjoy sleeping in a hotel so as you can see I’m not a good traveler. 🙂
Having said all that, I learned some new things (which is always good) and I reaffirmed other things. Interestingly at the end of the seminar the trainer said something that was incorrect. Not only did she say something incorrect, she kept repeating it. I knew it was wrong but it was 20 minutes until the end of the training and I didn’t want to embarrass her, prolong the seminar for others, and knowing her she would have never admitted she was wrong. So I kept my mouth shut. 😦
Other than the first image (taken with the Samsung mirror less camera) I did not hold a camera in my hand until yesterday. Saturday and Sunday were filled with catch up things, being Grandpa, and yard work.
The background on this image is not very good but it is the first opportunity I have had to photograph a Gold Finch this season so I was happy to finally capture an image of one regardless of the background.
My friend Andreas invited me up to his house to photograph birds but I just couldn’t make it work. I would have had much better images for you if I had been able to go.
I leave you with this image of our little dog Maggie. I’ve posted pictures of her on this blog before. She is 11 years old and has been a wonderful little friend. We found out a couple of weeks ago that she has congestive heart failure. It’s pretty bad but she is not suffering right now. Yes she has trouble breathing but she is not in pain.
We have her on medication and can’t bring ourselves to put her asleep until her quality of life changes. I don’t normally let her lay in the grass like this but why not now. She enjoys it so much.
That’s it for today. My plan is to do some photography today as my image cupboard is quite bare.
Thanks for stopping. Enjoy your Monday and be careful.