I'm trying to relearn, actually learn, my camera, an Olympus Evolt 500, so this weekend I determined to take it along with me, first on a bike ride Saturday, and then to church on Sunday...and my son sent me an apt cartoon from his New Yorker desk calendar, which also became a subject for a photo, and here's the results:
Well, I really don't use mixes, except for birthday cakes, which I do because 1. a fact: most kids prefer the frosting (also pre-mixed) to the cake and 2. laziness: my oldest daughter took over the cake-baking activity for me at about age 12, thanks to mixes.
Saturday was a bright, sunny and fairly mild day in Reno, so I pulled out my Montague paratrooper bike (of which I am wham-o proud and which for many reasons has been little used lately) and went for a sedate ride with my camera. Here's some pictures of March sunshine, wildlife, and flora in Northern Nevada.
Can you beat this sky?
And here's my favorites: hills, hills, rolling hills....hills like white elephants even.
And the wildlife...well, semi-wild. Reno is sunbird territory for Canadian geese (pretty, but messy).
On Sunday came time to return to our little church in the desert, St. Columba's Traditional Anglican Congregation in Fernley, NV.
We're a tiny family really, and here's a few of us:
Father Ray and Father Bill
David D. and Betty H....
Sam H. and Father Bill & Amy
Most High, glorious God: enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord--that I may carry out Your holy and true command.
St. Francis d'Assisi
Let us all be joyful in the Lord!