My Place & Yours: My Secret Weapon
So, pausing New Zealand posts for a moment to consider this weeks theme for the My Place and Yours meme, which is Your Secret Weapon, chosen by theme queen My Bricole.
I confess, the theme gave me pause. Because, you see, my secret weapon isn’t really a secret. But what the hey, it fits the other criteria: it’s close to my creative heart, I know I can go to it in a pinch and it has never (so far!) let me down.
I know I wrote about getting her a while back, but this is Daisy Fforde, my brilliant Canon 450D. The name Daisy was suggested by Rich in the comments (Tracey suggested Gracie and I tried both out for a while, but it was Daisy that stuck. Although I still reserve the right to call a future pet Daisy if I so choose). I decided she needed a last name as well and as I was deep in the midst of (and loving) Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next novels at the time I went with Fforde. I like it because Daisy doesn’t just take pretty pictures, she’s an action camera too, she’s got a bit of Indiana Jones about her.
When I have her with me I am always more aware of my surroundings, always looking for the beauty, or the quirky, the movement and the stillness. And when I am short of ideas, it is often Daisy Fforde who gets me back on track.
For more secret weapons, head over to Meet Me At Mikes…
P.s. Please don’t judge me by the Twilight books in the background. They just stand out because of the covers. The Odyssey’s in the shot too! Middle English Lyrics, The Great Gatsby, Jeeves and Wooster! Look! I have good taste! Honest!