Thursday, February 16, 2012

A decade goes by fast!

I got my first digital camera at the end of 2001, but I continued to use my old Pentax K1000 SLR for some time after that. Camera cards were smaller then and held fewer pics, and the photos I took were at a lower-quality resolution. So my digital output was considerably smaller than it is these days. Still, I thought I'd check in iPhoto folders and see if I took a pic on this day ten years. The closest I could get was March 2002....


We lived in Nova Scotia then and I was out walking our friend's Aussie Cattle Dog, Graycee. Graycee is still going strong and is the smartest dog I have ever known.

And yes, my hair is naturally curly/wavy like that. It was extra curly in NS because we lived on the ocean and there was lots of moisture in the air. I had never straightened my hair in my entire life until my hairdresser tried out a new cut on me about a year and a half ago. I doubt I'll flat-iron my hair forever, but for now it's still a novelty and not much effort.

I can't believe ten years have passed since that photo was taken and I'm now pushing the half-century mark. What the hell!?!?



And here is Julius in March 2002. He was still an indoor/outdoor cat then, and was sporting the remnants of his magnificent winter coat. We had a birdfeeder outside our kitchen window and that's what he was watching. 

I miss my yellow kitchen!

Time flies, eh?

23 comments:

  1. Great pix. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Time to paint the kitchen you have now yellow. It will just perk you up!
    I see Julius hasn't changed a bit!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have to strip wallpaper and repair walls first, argh!

      Delete
  3. You are still a young chicken and look great.
    You haven,t changed a bit since I met you at the
    bakery in Musquodoboit Harbour. Gordon seems to take
    good care of you.:-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He does a good job but I think I'm aging him... :)

      Delete
  4. Ah, the two Julius Kitties, the magnificats!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I just hit 50...but my mind thinks I'm 20. Why can't we age as gracefully as cats?
    Jane x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Would that we could!!!

      Delete
  6. Sorry to tell you Natalie that 50's nothing! Decades start to go faster the older you get. But it does help to look back at old photos and see how young we were.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Red, that makes me feel better!

      Delete
  7. Each minute is so precious. Please send me your wig! ;-) I always dreamed to have curly hair.....-D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We all want what we don't have, don't we? :)

      Delete
  8. Since I´m just getting 2 years in april I have no idea how long 10 years is ??
    My mom on the other hand knows all about how long/short 10 years are :)
    She has experienced that 4 times +
    Thank´s for sharing your "old" photos :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are just a sweet young kitty!

      Delete
  9. Julius is magnificent! I'll take his fur coat too anytime...:)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh for heavens sake, 50 is still a baby. You will love this age. I sure did. Like someone else said, go ahead and paint your kitchen yellow. Kick up your heels and enjoy life with all those great animals that you have. Hope you have a great week end.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sounds good to me!! You have a great weekend too, Marg.

      Delete
  11. I used to have wavy hair, but about ten years after I left the ocean it all fell out. Maybe that was why. Hmmm. I just passed three score and have no idea where the time went. Wasn't I supposed to be a success at something by now? Just picked up a K1000 from craigslist with 3 lenses that all fit my K-7. Gotta love Pentax!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a great, solid camera. I still have mine!

      Delete
  12. Aw, honey. I have corn pads older than you. You look just as pretty now as you did ten years ago!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I read that comment out loud to Gordon (corn pads) and laughed my butt off! ANd thank you for the compliment. xoxox

      Delete

Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!