Today I began my first beginning yoga class. Believe it or not, but until today I have lived 73 years without coming close to a yoga class. What a mistake!
I love it. The emphasis on breathing, relaxation, and gentle stretching for flexibility was positively joyous for me. I will certainly continue with yoga and will write about it at healthcentral.com to encourage other people with diabetes to do this wonderful form of exercise.
Because my exercise this morning was yoga, I didn’t go hiking. And since I wasn’t out on the trail, I didn’t have a good reason to use my new camera. Until this evening.
An hour before sunset I wandered out around the lake looking for flowers. I just had to put my new macro lens to work! This late in the season most of the flowers of spring are gone. But I sure found enough to make the trip worth my while!
Which one of these do you like best? I like the third one, the red star flower, whatever it’s called.
While yoga certainly made my day, photography has made my month (and more). My new camera just thrills me!
I have already taken 1100 pictures with it in the two weeks that I have had it. Still learning how to use the camera best, today I first put exposure bracketing to work by automatically firing off three shots of everything — one at the exposure I selected and one each a stop down and stop up. It really sounds professional when the camera clicks repeatedly. And unlike film, it doesn’t cost anything except a moment of my time to check which exposure is best.
Even the flower photo shoot this afternoon wasn’t enough photography for me. At dusk I noticed that Boulder’s famous sunsets had returned after an absence of a few days. So I switched to my telephoto lens and took this shot for you.