My Christmas Wish List

“What’s on your Christmas List?” my wife asked the other day. At my advanced age I don’t really need much so I hadn’t really given the topic a great deal of thought. Now that it was been raised I started to think about it.

Naturally, my mind found its way to camera equipment. There is always something new on the market. One can always dream.

Currently, I work with a Nikon d300s. It’s a great camera. A ‘full frame’ camera I thought would look good in my bag. The Nikon d600 and d800 series cameras look phenomenal. And now the d750 with its wireless capability is also quite attractive.

But then reality hit. A full frame camera would mean that I would have to upgrade my lenses. As well, the megapixels on these cameras is very high which means that my hard drive storage capacity would have to be greatly increased.

The full frame camera is pricey. So too, would the required lenses and hardware changes. There will be no camera upgrade this year. My d300s works very well. I don’t  need to make a change.

There are several items I could put on my list but I think that list would be described as my “Bucket List”. That’s the list of places and activities I want to do before I “kick the bucket”.

My bucket list includes photographing the Great Bear Rainforest, traveling through and photographing Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon in the United States and spending more time in Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island. I know that my d300s would help me enjoy checking off the items on my bucket list.

In the meantime, I would like to thank those of you who have read and hopefully enjoyed my blog. I’ve been blogging for almost two years. I enjoy writing my blog and showing off my photography.

Chilhuly Glass brings a Christmassy feel to the Desert Botaniclcal Gardens in Tempe,AZ

Chilhuly Glass brings a Christmassy feel to the Desert Botaniclcal Gardens in Tempe,AZ

The image above was taken in February in the Desert Botanical Gardens in Tempe, Arizona. It was a display of Chilhuly Glass amongst the cactus and desert plants.

Best Wishes for a very, merry Christmas!!!

This entry was posted in Education, My Work.


  1. Nola Tutti December 22, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Hi Stu.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best for 2015. i enjoy reading your blog and have just now subscribed.

    Trust all is well with everyone!

    Cheers – Nola

    PS: FYI I was elected as Councillor for the City of Greenwood in the municipal election. Can you believe that!! I still stop and think about it and to even make it more interesting (since I haven’t been here permanently for 2 years), I topped the polls!! Go figure.

    • Stu Dale December 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

      Do you need an executive secretary!!!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you also. We are all well. Four grandkids with Cameron now 13. I hopefully we will be through Greenwood sometime in the new year

  2. Brenda L. Nisse December 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Always look forward to your posts, the images are wonderful while your blog is…..real ! Nice to read something that is not complicated, an interesting uncomplicated read is relaxing.

    • Stu Dale December 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

      Thanks you Brenda! I really appreciate your comment. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

  3. Brenda Larson December 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Merry Christmas!

    • Stu Dale December 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

      And to you!!! Best wishes for a Happy New Year!!

  4. Suzanne December 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    Hi Stu, wonderful blog and photos, have a wonderful Christmas..

    • Stu Dale December 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

      Thanks Suzanne! A wonderful Christmas to you also. Perhaps before we return to Arizona in mid January we could meet for a coffee.

  5. Jim December 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Merry Christmas Stu to you and the family…..just started subscribing to your blog. Looking forward to your photo travels. I also am using a Nikon 300s..wonderful camera.

    • Stu Dale December 24, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

      And Merry Christmas to you Jim. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I try to post one a week. Sometimes I miss a week and sometimes a post twice. Yes the 300s is a wonderful camera. Likely I will never use it to its full potential. Happy New Year!

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