Thursday, March 19, 2009

Don't Forget The Camera

I must start bringing my camera along when I leave the house. I never know what I will run into and a post with a picture is so much better than one without one. (At least that's my opinion). There have been four occasions now that I can think of where I didn't post because I didn't have a picture. Here they are:

One was in the snowstorm coming home from work. Downtown Cleveland streets looked like one big parking lot and it took me two hours to get home which normally takes 40 minutes!

Another time was when I was on the bus and saw the most unusual hairdo ever on a guy. He had short hair but all over his head he had wrapped his hair into many little points with tiny different colored beads holding them together. It was really hard not to stare! If I had my camera, I would have asked him if I could take his picture. I'm sure he was very proud of it. It must have taken him at least an hour to get it looking like that!

A third time was when I saw a double bus--not a double-decker one but two back to back that were connected somehow. It was the first I've ever seen one like that.

The fourth was St. Patrick's Day. It was a beautiful day for it in Cleveland with the temperature up to 65 which is extremely rare. Usually we have rain and even sometimes snow, but always the temperature is in the 30-50 degree range. I went out at lunch time and the sidewalks were packed, even one stree over from the parade. There were cotton candy, pretzel stands and people selling green shirts, necklaces, and all kinds of green things. Looking down the street, it was like a sea of green. I'd say most of the people were in the 15-25 year old range. It was really hopping! I walked to the bank to deposit my tax refund and crowds were lined up in front of restaurants and the Corner Alley waiting to get in. People were sitting outside eating and drinking and it was definitely a party atmosphere. It was sort of fun just being there. I'm not big on parades, never was, but it was fun watching the crowd. Like I said, I wish I had brought my camera. Too bad we can't rewind and replay a day like we do with the TV now.

Do you agree, pictures would have made this post so much better? I think so. Anyway, I still wanted to share about these things and m taking my camera with me today. What about you . . . can you think of times when you wish you had your camera.


Sandee said...

I think pictures always make a post. They kind of break everything up a bit. There there are the folks that need the visuals to hold their interest. Yep, just pack the camera along and you will be doing lots of cool posts.

Have a terrific day Karen. :)

Daisy said...

My Mommie is very glad her new phone has a camera, just in case! I would have loved to have seen that crazy hairdo guy!

DayPhoto said...

Where I live we havn't a bus, your decriptions of people and bus rides makes me want to ride a bus in a very large city!


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