Green is easily my favourite colour. Ask anybody. And dogs are my favourite animals.
Something happened on this day in 1999, and some green things happened ten years ago. Let’s start with these.
First of all, ten years ago I stopped smoking after twenty years and two packs a day, which is still the biggest victory of my (short) life (the rather amusing story on it here).
Next, I got my first digital camera. I took a long time choosing the model and then settled on Canon’s PowerShot A570 IS. I cannot believe only ten years have passed since. Naturally, I was rather taken by it – it had much better manual settings than my next, present camera, a Nikon point-and-shoot – and by the sudden beauty of not paying attention to how many photos I take. All is free. Yeah!
The featured photo is part of the very first digital bunch I’ve ever taken. How do I know? Because its file name says “First bunch”. All the other photos in this post were taken in the same, my first digital year.
These are the greens that remind me of home (actually I posted more green photos from my hometown Ljubljana on the day WPC “green” theme was announced, unaware of it), and of happy years of happiness without a leash. And this brings us to the surprise we were in for the last March in the last millennium.
Somebody threw an entire litter of newborn puppies in the trash container in front of my parents’ house. We brought up three by the bottle, gave two away and kept one who grew into a fine specimen of retriever variety and lived to be 13. The entire story is here.
Happy birthday, Žak, our first dog and surprise of our lives!
And so when I got my camera, I regularly took it on our daily walks and took many green photos. Another thing I can’t believe is that Žak was already 8 years old at the time of these photos.
And now? A new bestia, a new Nikon and new Tuscan shades of green which you can see on my blog on a daily basis. Who would have guessed it in 2007.
Photo: © signature mmm
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!