If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

1000 Cranes - Day 133

My sister lovingly, painstakingly, crafted one-thousand cranes for the day that I got married.  It is supposed to bring my husband and I good luck for all of our lives.  She had to fold these herself (or get others to help her).  It is one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received and each year the thousand cranes hang around my Christmas tree like a garland.  They remind me that we all need just a little luck sometimes.


  1. What a beautiful gift, and such a nice way to keep them part of your life through the years!

  2. Oh my gosh, how wonderful and they are beautiful! What a thoughtful gift and one you will treasure for a lifetime and beyond as it is something you can pass down...What a thrill!

  3. I would be so worried they would break! Really cool, though.