I was still living in the church’s parsonage in March, 2007, when I took this photo. I had just bought my Kodak EasyShare Z730 and was happily photographing all over the church grounds as I got to know my new camera. I’d been a member there for three years but had never noticed the bulb flowers blooming everywhere in the spring. When I went back inside, uploaded this photo into my computer, and looked at it at full size, I was astonished not only by the level of detail my camera was able to capture, but by how much detail this little flower offered. I had never really looked at a crocus before. How delicate was its bright orange stamen! How rich its purple petals!
I wondered what else I had not seen.
My camera has helped me see many other things I would otherwise have missed, such as historic homes on the Michigan Road past which I had driven every day for 10 years.