Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Proof I'm getting old . . .

My niece, Brooke, took this one while we were hiking in the Smokies.

I hiked all the way to this waterfall just to find out the batteries in my camera were dead. I had plenty, but they were all back in the car. Luckily, Brooke had hers.






Brooke had to take this one, too. Believe it or not. Same reason. Did I mention it was a different hike?

8 comments:

Kay said...

Well, they are gorgeous! I love the Smokeys!
I went on a field trip with my son to a place where they had hawks. I took some gorgeous shots of those hawks in flight and some of them at rest from only a foot away.
Then, on the way home, I realized there was no film in my camera.
Just call up the nursing homes now. Find us a good place, will you, Dayle?

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

I'll send you some brochures.

Jerry Pat Bolton said...

You are much too young to be forgetting such an important piece of equipment . . . Especially since you went there to photograph the beautiful scenery . . . How do you plead, Sir?

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

I plead not guilty and I'm filing a lawsuit against Diet Coke and the makers of Aspertame.

Janet Rubin said...

I never ever remember my camera. And somehow I'm okay with that. I'd love to be there hearing the water, feeling the spray, smelling the wet woods, taking in every leaf, moss, floating leaf, etc. I'd treasure the moment, try in my writerly way to put it into words, and worship God. That's a beautiful pic, but I bet it doesn't even come close to being there...

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

That's why I don't bring a video camera. Besides the fact that I don't have one. I can easily just put my camera in the case and just enjoy the moment.

And you're right. The first thing I learned when I finally made it to the Smokies at age 23 is that pictures never do nature justice. They're better than nothing and they're a good reminder. I love the whole experience as you've described it.

Mark H. said...

My parents took us to Hawaii years ago to celebrate their 25th anniversary. On our first day on Oahu, we hiked to the top of Diamond Head, and were treated to an amazing view of the island, Honolulu and the coastline below. I reached for my camera, only to discover that I had left it turned on for the entire flight, and as a result, the batteries were dead. You're not alone, my friend.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

That's just wrong, Mark. Tell me somebody else had a camera.