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Click to access one-minute YouTube video, a photo-montage of 19 pictures I took, with my Canon T3i, set to some ‘nice’ music.
We like so many others have spent time in or around and enjoyed the floral delights of this lovely (little) garden on the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire — in Alton Bay, next to the public docks and behind the railway station. But until this Sunday I did not know the story of it or know that it was called “Shirley’s Garden” in honor of local resident Shirley Ferry, 1928 – 1995, who created it many years ago and tended it for years. Yes, there is a bench with the name. But I had not taken much notice of it. We have a lot of benches like that all around this area. But on Sunday when I was going around taking pictures of the flowers (a good way for me to learn my limitations with the camera) a lady, who had been sun-bathing told me I should take a pitcure of the bench. She actually had a towel on it which had covered the name. She took the towel off and told me the story. Neat. So here is a tribute to Shirley Ferry (who could be related to Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music). Enjoy.
I took these pictures on Sunday, June 14, 2015, around 4pm using my refurbished Canon Rebel T3i with the stock (rather unsatisfactory) Canon EFS 18 -55 mm lens it came with. I wish I had the Canon EFS 55 – 250 mm zoom that Deanna had got me for Christmas 2014. That would have given me some great pictures. I had not been planning to take any pictures of the camel. This was serendipitous. Deanna remembered my post and said “see if the camel is there”. It was and I did not have the zoom. This was on the way back from us going swimming in Lake Winnipesaukee. I had taken the 18 – 55mm on purpose. I only planned to take ‘swim’ pictures and the zoom is too narrow. Yes, I should have taken the camera bag. This will be a lesson. Or I can somehow raise the money to get the new Sony RX10 II that I am pinning over. That would have covered both my needs with one lens — though alas the 200mm lens on it might prove to be limiting in the long run.
Anywho. The Camel. It doesn’t appear to be on “Camp David” — on Route 28. It was in a pen NEXT DOOR. That is also a farm of sorts. They grow and sell flowers and vegetables — and sometimes litters of puppies. I have seen a Harrier there (like Braxton). It is a very attractive property. The camel was at the back of a barn on that property — or that is what it seemed. “Camp David”, which has two large structures, shown in the two bottom pictures (above), had some cattle (also shown).