Birthday Time


I’m sorry I haven’t been around much. It has been my birthday. My birthday is not an event, it is a whole season nowdays. At least to me. I’m getting trouble getting buy in.


Except from my buddy Fiona. She is into my extended multiday birthday plan. But then, she is still celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day.


So I was totally spoiled on Sunday. I kept wondering what are guys going to get me tomorrow?? I’m very spoiled in case you can’t see.


I got a new camera: a Nikon D5300. I’m still learning how to use it. Fortunately it has the auto setting. Us picture takers need the auto button.


Today was my real birthday. It was kind of drizzly but still Heather and I went up to Woodward Park and I took a few pics of the tulips. The auto button is not bad for that.


I also tried the macro setting. I got a little bokeh action going on.


This evening we went for a family stroll on the River Parks and I took along my new camera.


Here is Heather, Logan and Rascal at what we call the bear park on the trails. The flash pops up and fills in nicely. Except Rascal the dog looks kind of blobbish. Not bad for the auto setting though. I’m a blessed man is what I say.


And there is lots and lots of megapixels so I can do long distance shots like this.

Anyways I had a great birthday. Now, 59 more to go!! Hey birthdays are too nice to confine to just one day!!

When is your next birthday coming up? Is one day enough?

8 thoughts on “Birthday Time

  1. sylviakirk

    Oh, Happy, Happy Birthday!!! It looks as though it was a wonderful day with your wonderful family and all those GOODIES!! I’m so happy for all of you — can’t get over how much Logan has grown since I first started following your blog all those years ago!!! Love your new camera and I know you’re going to have lots of fun with it and we here in blogland will get to enjoy it, too!! Hope you have a great week!! Thanks again for sharing the fun!!!

    1. yogisd7_wp Post author

      Sylvia, you have been there since the kid was a shrimp. He is quite the young man now.

  2. Gaelyn

    Boy, it’s going to be hard to beat this day. Yet I have faith you’ll do it. Another camera! How many does that bring you up to? Good choice. I love the swively screen on my D5100. What lens? Not bad for Auto. But how could you go wrong with models like your family. Happy Birthday!!!!

    1. yogisd7_wp Post author

      I have more cameras that what I have time to use them! After one or two more then maybe I’ll be done, for a while.

  3. Driller's Place

    You’re going to love that camera. If you don’t want the flash to pop up, just move the dial to “P” for Program. It does everything that Auto does except pop the flash up.
    You may also want to go to and purchase a class from John Greengo on your specific camera. He will show you what every dial and button does and when or why you may want to use them.
    Oh yeah, Happy birthday. Celebrate as long as the family will let you, even if you don’t get 100% buy-in..

  4. EG CameraGirl

    I think your new camera is doing a fine job! It won’t take you long to move on beyond auto. 🙂

    You get to to have as many birthdays as how many years you’ve lived. WOW! Only 305 more years and you can celebrate year round!

  5. Ellen

    My goodness, you are quite spoiled! I can’t believe you have green grass, tulips, and leaves on your trees already–whole different world there. Sounds like you had a nice day!

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