I really did honour the Moon Day today, doing only a very short session of restorative yoga in the morning and a few sun salutations to work the kinks out before teaching my classes. It was nice to sleep in and relax. I think I managed to sleep till 8 a.m. and then I enjoyed being lazy. I had a great morning.
The big event of the day was the arrival of my new camera, via Canada Post (my first mail order camera experience!). My old camera is almost six years old and on its last legs. The flash is broken, the battery is fading and last summer, I dropped it on the rocks at the Island and it hasn’t been the same since. The corner of the LCD screen cracked and began a slow deterioration. It’s bad enough that I rarely carry it with me because I’m afraid the jostling will make the problem worse.
So, time for a new camera! I like Canon, so I stuck with that brand. I shopped around for the simplest, lightest camera I could find - something I could easily carry with me. I’m not interested in bells or whistles, but definitely wanted a more versatile self-timer (I’m sick of rushing into Urdhva Dhanurasana in order to capture my State-of-the-Backbend images).
I found a recently discontinued model that received rave reviews and I ordered from a local company (at a significant discount) on Tuesday night. By noon today, it was in my hands! That’s a pretty good turn-around. And it’s orange, my new favourite colour:
I’m delighted with the camera so far. They’ve made so many improvements to the design and function of these gadgets in the past few years! Functionally, it’s similar to my old camera, but small improvements make it easier to use and far more user friendly. And it’s *very* light. Expect to see more photos on this blog in the coming months!