Friday we hit a new record high temperature for the Twin Cities: 87! Yesterday it wasn’t quite as hot but it was still a beautiful day, so after Ellie’s dance class we (Jeff, Ellie and I) decided to walk around one of the local lakes. It was also the perfect opportunity to practice more with my new (hand-me-down) camera from Jolene (a Canon EOS 20D). Thanks Jolene (and Dad). This camera is a major upgrade for me and is the first time since I was using 35mm film (6-7 years ago) that I’ve really had fun with a camera. There is so much I need to learn to use, but I’ve started.

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