Today was Owen’s birthday and I’m sure it will surprise no one that I got him a camera. I got him a camera I always wanted but couldn’t find any reason to own one. It’s Olympus’s “tough camera.” You can drop it, snorkle up to 14 meters down. It won’t freeze or cook in a warm (but not hot) car. it can handle bumping and sand, rain and snow. It is, in short, exactly what Owen needed. He was afraid to take the camera anywhere for fear of damaging it. Today he took some “test shots” and a few of them are a nice example of what our little town looks like when spring has sprung.