Princess Camera At The Ready


Ready to get her sheep photos

Ready to get her sheep photos

While travelling in Ireland, my then 2 1/2 year old had her little pink princess camera ready for action at all times.  She had several mini-meltdowns upon learning that she had left it in the car after climbing up a certain long hill, and another time she left it sitting on the wall of a ring fort, requiring the drive back to get her “pictures.” After those two times, we were all diligent to check that camera was in hand.  Her favorite subjects were the sheep of course, and she was upset that they would never look up and pose for the camera.


Which makes me remember my little Fisher Price camera from the late 1960’s….I loved pushing that little yellow button and watching the “flash bulb” move.  And absolutely no worries how the photo turned out….they were all perfect.  😉

Enjoy your camera today, whether it be a phone camera, fancy top of the line model, or a pink plastic one.  Slainte, Lisa




What started out to be a picture of some cool rocks turned out to be a picture of people taking pictures.  🙂  Cameras, touring, snapping pictures that later will be memories….all a very big part of traveling for most people.   It’s always interesting to see if the cameras reflect the people’s personalities:  the little pink one for the young girl, the ultra compact for the European traveler, the larger one for the more “serious” photographer.  Sometimes the camera choice just means that that’s the camera you have, or the one you can afford.  All I know is that as much as I like my bigger camera, sometimes when I’m traveling it gets to be a pain.  And I long for a little small pocket 35mm that I used to have back in college that long ago went to camera heaven.  What’s your camera preference when traveling?  Slainte, Lisa

A Picture of A Picture

This is a picture of my pictures, which reside in the becoming-obsolete object called a picture album.  This album dates back to our first trip to Ireland from 2001.  These images show Joshua, then 7, ready to enjoy our day on the boat watching Fungi the dolphin jump and do tricks in Dingle’s waters.  These days, all of my pictures reside on tiny memory cards, or hidden deep in the recesses of my laptop’s storage banks.  And there are no new pictures in my photo albums.

At first I lamented this, and tried valiantly to print all the digital pictures we shot.  But there is no keeping up with this…the wonders of digital photography let you shoot so many wonderful pictures, too many to print all the time.  So I settle for printing the really special ones, and view my pictures in a new way.  And it’s a good thing.  But I still feel a warm, nostalgic feeling as I open a special volume filled with memories, with pictures in time captured and carefully placed in a book.

Tell me…do any of you still keep photo albums?  Or have you converted to digital viewing?

Make some beautiful photo-worthy memories today.  Slainte, Lisa