Thanksgiving Gratitude

If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. -  Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon spoke for me when he made the above statement.  He just didn't know it at the time!

There's been a gaping hole in me since my beloved Rebel died.

However, after months of research, camera holding, searching, selling of belongings, saving money, and yeah, trial and error.... I got me a new baby.  And, I'm in love.... with my new Canon 60D.

It's a step up from my Rebel so it will push me technically and creatively yet still light enough for me to carry around when I have illness flares.

I am giddy with excitement although a tad overwhelmed at the learning I have get to do.  Truthfully, I'm enjoying the Program and Auto mode because it's allowing me to get back to my addiction of  "click," "click," "click!"

Soon, I will turn the dials and learn.  But not today!

Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving (in the USA).

Here is my prayer for you all:

  • May blessings be showered upon you.
  • May you be warm and dry and have food to eat.
  • May gratitude seep from your pores for all that you have and what you have not.
  • But most of all, may Christ's love seep into every nook and cranny of your very being because you are exactly who you are - right here and right now.

To a beloved Aunt and Uncle:  Thank you!  Those words are not adequate enough to express my love and gratitude for the blessings, love and generosity you've shared with me.  I'm so grateful to share my creative passions with you.  Much - much love.  Always!


  1. Beautiful post! So glad you were able to get a new camera!
    LOVELY image!!

  2. Happy Days are here again.... so glad to hear you have a new camera... I would be lost without mine. enjoy your learning curve...Happy Thanksgiving and the photo above is gorgeous.

  3. Oh I'm so happy for you. I have the 50D and I know you will love your 60D as much as I do mine. Yay!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, dear SD.

  4. You will love this camera. I hope you get to spend lots of quality time getting aquatinted with it.

  5. Rejoicing with you as you learn your new "companion." Thanksgiving blessings to you.

  6. A new camera ~ how wonderful!!! You are going to have fun!
    Wishing you a beautiful week and Happy Thanksgiving to you!
    xo Catherine

  7. I'm glad to see that you will be "clicking" in style!

  8. Stacey, I am so excited for you and looking forward to the beautiful images of God's creation you will share with us here! Download the manual onto your computer, it will make the learning easier. Blessings to you this Thanksgiving my friend! xo

  9. Ooohhh Canon Girl. Wowhoooo if only I could be there to play with you.
    Be blessed my friend. God know's how to throw presents....hugs Dagmar

  10. Giving thanks to God here too! (Hugs)