Photo of Pink Perpetue from last year.
I started with the pillar roses on the Arcade, because they're the easiest for me and require the fewest decisions. Working left to right, taking each rose in turn, I was making pretty good progress. As I worked, I realized that this would make a good blog post (and a good section in my presentation on climbing roses). I always have my little camera with me, so I pulled it from my pocket and took photos at intervals as I worked.
Swan Lake, also last year.
At one point while working on Sombruiel, or was it Parade, I sat the camera down on the ground ... intending to pick it right back up. As I stood up, I accidently put my knee onto the camera, and the retractable lens is now jammed. The camera is 'stealth bomber black' and I just didn't see it sitting there.
Yes, Folks, I have destroyed another camera. Here is the last photo it took:
This is what the base of Swan Lake looked like after I pruned out the dead, damaged, and puny canes.
I don't think I can repair this one, like I did when I broke the LCD screen on my last camera. (Did you miss this story last year? Click HERE to catch up.) I guess I'll be camera shopping this weekend. Until then, there will be no more impromptu photo opportunities, pulling a tiny camera from my pocket. Instead, I will be toting around my Nikon DSLR, and treating it very gingerly.