So, it happened: I got myself a new camera, a Nikon D5000. The manual's almost 1/2 an inch thick, and the kit came with an hour-long dvd that takes you through the basics of the different setting options—it got to the point where I wouldn't have been surprised if there was one in there for making coffee.
Once I felt like I had at least a basic grasp of how things worked, it wasn't long before I took it out for its first test drive, starting with a sparrow sitting in a tree in my parking lot:
I then went over to Mom and Dad's for a bit. Inside, I took a picture of one of Mom's new orchids:
Then I went outside to capture some of the plants starting to bloom around the house. First up, a trillium:
And what I'm guessing is a type of hyacinth:
On the way home, I stopped to photograph some sheep and lambs out grazing:
I loved how these three looked standing together:
Last but not least... well, I'm sure it comes as absolutely no surprise that I wanted to help christen my new camera by taking some photos of Kaylee:
Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to exploring what my new camera can do. Should be a lot of fun.