Remember in March, when I slid my monthly post in pretty much at midnight on the last day of the month? Well, I do believe I missed April altogether. (not that anyone noticed :-))

What happened? Ummm...ahhhh.......oh, I know. I was the main speaker at a TED conference. I was researching my doctoral dissertation. I was on the space station. I had aching eyelashes. Yeah, that's it.

Actually, that last one is a family story. My oldest sister decided to have one of those nebulous "stomach aches" to stay home from school, and the next day my mother wrote her a note that said "Please excuse Mildred (not her real name) from school yesterday. She had aching eyelashes." Sister didn't look at the note until she was at the bus stop. She never did it again.

So, time got away from me. Mea culpa. I'll do better next time. I promise. In the meantime, here's a nice picture of a duck.

Panasonic DMC-FZ35, 1/1000 sec, f4, ISO 160 Heck, what do I know? It was on the action setting...again.

And, here's a pretty flower from the same day, same camera, and same action setting. Pretty evident I haven't moved out of my comfort zone yet, huh?