Sunday, March 14, 2010
a sign of spring
I had fully intended to write up a Sunday Salon post today, and reply to comments, but we've finally had some nice, spring-like weather this weekend so we spent the afternoon at the huge park that is Showa Kinen Koen. Most of the trees are still pretty bare, but there were some ume (Japanese plum) blossoms here and there. Hard to believe we actually had snow last week! It also gave me a chance to try out our new toy, the new Olympus PEN Lite. It's a micro four thirds digital SLR camera with some nice features. I had fun playing with the art filters (I love the pinhole effect!), and image sizes as you can see in the square photo above. Best of all it's small and light, not to mention cute, so it'll be much easier to pop in a bag for those days I don't want to lug around my "proper" camera with the heavy lenses. So hopefully I'll be taking more photos to share with you this year. But enough gushing. New toy or not, it was great to finally spend some time outdoors after the unusually cold, wet winter.
How was your weekend? Is it looking like spring yet where you are?