I have a new toy. It's a photo scanner that allows me to scan slides.
We have about 16 slide carousels filled with slides. We do have a slide projector, but it's inconvenient to get it out and set up a screen every time we feel like looking at those pictures. So now I can scan them into the computer to preserve them, to print copies if I choose, and to post to my blog to share with you, my blogging friends. Aren't you lucky?
The first slides out of the carousel and into the scanner were an odd assortment of pictures taken nearly 30 years ago.
This is a self-portrait. There is a little nature preserve that I used to visit in those days, and I usually had the place all to myself. That's where this picture was taken, in 1983, using the self-timer, with the camera balanced precariously on a stump or a rock or a tree branch. I remember the scramble necessary to get from the camera over the fallen branches to stand next to that tree stump before the time elapsed and the camera snapped the photo.
I don't remember where this old barn was, but this is another image from 1983.
A Napping Sow. Doesn't that look like a smile on her face? Wonder what she's dreaming about.