Okay. So I go outside this morning to capture the canine crew on video with my new, handy-dandy, 60 GB, Canon HD Vixia HG20 (whatever that is). It's supposed to be a point-and-shoot digital camcorder -- you know, the idiot-proof kind.
So I get all these really cool interactions: tug-o-war between Rudy and Elsie and Pinot; Kenya doing her infamous butt-wiggle-tail-wag (which I can never quite capture in a still shot); Bear getting a belly rub from DH; Rudy prancing after he commandeered the rope from the girls; Baxter being his lumbering, gentle-giant self; Ridge feeling feisty again (hehe... poor boy); Pinot nudging me for attention; Kenya climbing up on the picnic table to show Daddy Don her bone (she's just so special! - hehe).
You get the idea: all kinds of really cool clips.
So I go inside to play the clips back (sunlight is incredibly bright and brutal in the morning here in winter so I couldn't see the screen well outside), and do you know what I captured on the camera? The rug. The family room rug. For about four seconds.
Apparently I was pushing the wrong button the whole time I thought I was recording.
Idiot-proof, eh? Well I must be an idiot (hehe - or technology challenged).
So here are some pictures from Christmas morning (Sarah giving Elsie some attention and Baxter enjoying a bone -- all the canine kids get yummy bones for Christmas day).
So now, I guess I have to go read the camcorder manual.
What's another learning curve, eh?
'Til next time,
Joan (who will try again later today with taking videos)