What? Me Worry?

Wall to Wall Dog
Wall to Wall Dog

I haven’t used the weeny camera on the Droid very much. The lag and awkwardness and fair-at-best quality will not make me forsake the Nikon. But a camera in the hand is worth two in the Domke Bag across the room.

I was sitting on the couch tweaking the browser (Dolphin) on the cell phone when the dog–not in any great degree of alertness to start with–rolled over on his back and stretched out to full length in a blissful stupor before the glass door of the cheery wood stove.

Life is good on Goose Creek. And we are thankful.


Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

3 Comments on “What? Me Worry?

  1. Haha! Love it! Be careful with the cell phone camera, they can be quite addictive. Joey and I have equal ammo if we ever need it. 😉

  2. Photo made me laugh. Keep that Droid handy. I predict we will see lots of photos taken with it on your site.

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