First of the Season

_C1_6315.JPGSummer has begun, temperatures are high and the days following the solstice Monday are getting shorter. But those long summer evenings are still plenty long. With a lot of negative stuff in the news lately, I offer a few pieces of summer from its first week.

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_C1_6202.JPG(Look for a story in the paper this weekend about these horseback riders.)

Happy summer, and thanks for looking.

Dan

iPhoto

IMG_0008.JPGFor those celebrating Easter, I hope you had a good one. Among the eggs and the family and the garden shopping these past few days, I also marked the occasion by trying out something a little different. After sticking with a cranky old iPhone 4 for around five or six years, last week I switched to a newer model with a pretty decent camera on the back. This is some of what I caught with it, mostly around downtown Fayetteville yesterday.

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IMG_0187.JPGNot too bad for a 5-ounce machine, though for anyone keeping score at home, a couple of minor marks against: Its zoom is almost worthless, and it has a habit of making everything in the frame in focus, which can clutter things up. Putting the camera through its paces was still a fun little trial.

Thanks for looking! Here’s hoping that below-freezing nonsense is finally done for the season.

Dan