Do you ever have those days that will stand out in your mind for ever how long you have your mind? Last Wednesday was one of those for me.
I had gone to Ft. Worth for a quickie visit to pick up my new glasses (thank you B. & D.) Diane, my s.i.l., had had to have her back injected so that left Baby Brother Ben and I to our own devices. He loaned me a new (to me) camera that can do a lot more than my current point and shoot and while you can’t change the lens it has a much better lens with wider options and way longer telephoto capabilities as well as macro capabilities. He initially loaned it to me for thirty years but then decided to make that twenty eight years because he didn’t trust me with it for thirty.
He wanted to take me to the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens for the butterfly exhibit so we could try out the new equipment and he could show me things about the camera to get me off to a quicker start but as we got closer we realized that people were parked up to a mile out and walking in… It was spring break week, it was a beautiful day and people were out in droves with their children. We later found out that the Ft. Worth Zoo had a record day that day also, over 25,000 visitors.
So we drove on down just a little ways to the Ft. Worth Japanese Gardens. We were able to find a close in parking spot and off we went to play with our cameras for a while before meeting my sis and her husband after his chemo for lunch… What follows gives you a clue as to a few of the reasons this day was so very special to me.
There's more to come... some friends just walked in for lunch.