Monday, June 25, 2012

An Addition To The Family

Yes you read that right. There has been an addition to my family and I am very excited about this.

I have taken many photos today,allow to share a few.

I will start with some of my favourite flowers
I love Daisies and always have,but they were also a favourite flower of Jake's so that makes them even more special now.


My Lilies are just beginning to bloom.I am looking forward to many more blooms over the next few weeks.


Some of my Peonies are already done,but this deep fuchsia is now fully in bloom.
This is  such a full flower that they often hang their heads because of the weight.


The Lupins are not blooming as profusely as they have other years but are still quite showy in the garden.


All of the above photos were taken with the new addition to my family of cameras.
I had been thinking about this purchase for a while and finally broke down and did it.I bought this new toy on Sunday,June 24.


Most of my readers know that Jake and I spent many happy hours pursuing our hobby of photography.Well long before Jake got sick he dreamed of owning the 7D camera. When he heard that an Auntie's estate would be handing out money to the nieces and nephews,he thought that this would be a great way to remember this Auntie.Unfortunately the money arrived about 2 weeks before his passing,so he was unable to get this camera.He did tell me that I should buy it if I wanted to,but I had a hard time doing this.Well I did it and now I can enjoy this camera and think of the encouragement Jake gave me to pursue my hobby.

Did this purchase come without tears? NO,definitely not,especially when Steve said,'I think Dad is smiling right now'.I know he is and he would be proud of me.

Thanks for sharing this joy with me and for allowing me to open my heart to you my followers.

There should be many more pictures ahead as I get to know my new camera.

48 comments:

  1. Very nice. I'm happy for you.

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  2. I know Jake would be really smiling right now! Your flowers are gorgeous! And the way you got the shine on the Tiger Lily...I have never seen anything like that! It is such fun snapping peonies, they are one of my favorites! I can't wait to see more, this camera does beautiful things, maybe you got a special lens?

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  3. Congratulations! I never knew Jake, but from each of your post, I know that he was a great man...as much as he loved photography, I know he would want you to have this camera! I am sure that there will be many happy moments ahead! What kind of lens is that? I don't think I have seen one like it!
    BTW...the flowers are gorgeous!
    Hugs Ruth..
    shug

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  4. Soooo happy with you! I agree with Steve that your sweet Jake is proud of you and smiling at you! It's amazing how this camera captures the perfection of these gorgeous blooms! Keep shooting and congrats to the addition to your family of cameras!

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  5. Ruth I'm so happy that you made your purchase. I'm sue Jake is smiling down on you. Great pictures of your lovely flowers. Hope to see many more...enjoy your new toy!

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  6. Congratulations! You will love it. I have used the 7d for about two years and it is great. Looks like you need it with that huge lens there! Do it proud for Jake.

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  7. Congratulations on the new addition to your family. I agree with Steve -- Jake is definitely smiling that you got it, and I'm sure he will be guiding you to marvelous pictures to capture with it. Your lilies are gorgeous.

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  8. that is awesome, ruth! you can continue his wish. :)

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  9. You will think of those two everytime you capture an image with your wonderful new camera. I'm a Canon fan also. Kudo's to you for your strength!!

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  10. HI Ruth...I am insanely jealous.. ; }
    No I think that it wonderful, and I can understand your debate over the purchase...but I think you are right
    Jake would be pleased!!
    Enjoy...your photos are lovely especially that Lily!!
    Grace

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  11. What a very special addition! So very happy for you.

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  12. Wow---congrats, Ruth.. That is an AWESOME camera and I'm sure that Jake is smiling down and glad that you bought it...

    Gorgeous photos today also. The coloring in your pictures is just AWESOME.... Love them all.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. Oh ya - great camera, and Jake is surely smiling! Now, get to snappin' !! lol

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  14. Good for you! And you have Jake's blessing and encouragement too!! Enjoy many happy hours of snapping! Diane

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  15. Jake is definitely smiling! Your photos are always lovely, but I can't wait to see what you do now. Have fun with your new toy!

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  16. WOW, bully for you! I have the EOS 600D but yours is so much more splendid. What lens have you got???
    I too am sure Jake has the biggest smile on his face.
    Isn't it great having a photographer son who can give you a tip here and there when you need it?

    Enjoy your new toy! I look forward to many great shots from you.

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  17. i think he is very happy you bought it. I love it, and would so love to have one of these. it is the big Kahuna Canon. have fun and congrats on your new family memeory

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  18. Congratulations! This gift has been put in the right hands, dearest Ruth. I can't wait to see the art that you capture with your eye and this camera. xoxox

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  19. Very nice pictures of the flowers, but that camera is the REAL beauty! Wishing you many happy hours pursuing your hobby!

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  20. If you ever put together a calendar featuring your beautiful photos, pleeeaaase let me know. The hardest part would be picking only 12 pictures!

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  21. You and the new camera are certainly off to a good start. These are beautiful.

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  22. Good for you! Have fun with it!

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  23. Ruth, I can't think of a better way to continue sharing yours and Jake's "vision." I'm certain you will feel his nearness every time you take a photo that makes you happy.

    And it's a fine camera, also. I have the 50D and Frank has the 7D like as yours. We're both enjoying them immensely. And you appear to have the same lens as one of ours, also.. the 100-400.. no doubt that with your fine eye, you'll get great images with that one.

    I'm happy for you, dear Ruth. :)

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  24. A very hearty congratulations to you and Jake. I'll bet a few of the future photos will be ones that Jake very carefully and quietly leads you to.

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  25. That is so wonderful, and I am so happy for you. Fun days ahead!

    Your story reminds me of when our son died...That Christmas we bought a beautiful large Christmas tree with the money we would have ordinarily spent on him. So now he still seems to have a special part in our Christmas celebration...and yes, I shed a few tears everytime I put it up, but the memories are good.

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  26. A lovely story which brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure Jake is very happy that you have continued to take such magnificent photos.

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  27. Ruth, I'm envious!! That's a nice camera. Will probably be my next one when the time comes!
    Here's to many hours of happy snapping!

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  28. Ruth, you did exactly what Jake would have wanted you to do. You can only treasures his memories, but you can still enjoy a few worldly things. I would never master this type camera. You will do very well with it.

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  29. I hope you enjoy many happy hours with your new camera. What memorable times the two of you enjoyed.

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  30. Hi Ruth, Welcome to the newest member of the family. I love my Canon 7d. Is that a 100-500mm L series telephoto lens? I have one on my wish list. You will be so pleased with your purchase:o)

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  31. You brought tears here too. Great choice and one you will gain much satisfaction from. I really like your Lupin photo.

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  32. That is the camera I have along with a D-60. I think you'll be very happy with that camera.

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  33. A GREAT Way to remember Jake and your Aunt :)

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  34. These are gorgeous flower photos. What a beautiful story of purchasing the camera. Yes, I think he is smiling and proud.

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  35. Ruth, I just got my 7D a few weeks ago..so we can learn together!! I am so happy you finally got it!! Lets stay in touch so we can share our learning curve on the 7D. Your husband only wants you to be happy and you will love this camera.

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  36. Congratulations, Ruth! I am sure you'll LOVE your 7D. I'm sure Jake would be very happy too. And I'm so glad Steve approves. :)

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  37. Wow...gorgeous photos! Jake would be proud of you and smiling at the photos you take with it. A wonderful memory connection to have as you use it.

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  38. Beautiful photos as always, Ruth.

    I hope you enjoy your 7D like I did (and still do) mine. It was my front line camera from Oct. 2009 until late May and it still occupies the 2nd spot in my line-up for still photography (I retired my 40D).

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  39. Hello, Ruth's Photo Blog.

      Your exquisite work leads my impression.
      The passion for the art.  It is universal.

      The prayer for all peace.

    Have a good day. from Japan, ruma ❀

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  40. Oh wow Ruth, what a beautiful camera and is it 3D? I have to go and look . I think your husband is smiling from up there and he is happy you bought it. Looking forward to all your new and beautiful photographs.

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  41. Your flowers are so beautiful and congrats on the 7D! You will spend many hours enjoying your new camera.

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  42. Wow nice camera folks! Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

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  43. I am also convinced that Jake is loving this purchase.
    What a wonderful camera.:)

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  44. That's wonderful, Ruth. I know Jake would be excited. I hope you make many new happy memories with it. God bless.

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  45. Nice camera! Wonderful, continual reminder and tribute to the one you love. Good for you to keep pursuing your photography. I fear I have left that drop in my own life.

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  46. I just got a 7D too! I'm loving it...and it looks like you have a very impressive lens too! Congrats, Ruth. Enjoy capturing those beautiful shots of yours!

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  47. Congrats,Ruth. I think Steve was right when he said Jake must be smiling. God bless and Enjoy!!!

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