When I recently asked for blogging suggestions, several people badgered me for more about my daughter Meg.
At 12½, Meg is not such a wee lass anymore
Last week she started high school. A big step for any child, but for one with Down’s Syndrome in mainstream schooling…
So far she’s coping with it in considerably better spirits than me and her mother. While our guts are churning with all our fears and nightmares clamouring to make themselves felt, she’s heading off to school with a smile each morning.
At the weekend, Meg and I went out for a walk in Laurieston Forest, and took the cameras.
I gave Meg my first Fujifilm digital camera to use. It’s a good camera to learn on – you can set it to auto and it works well as a point-and-shoot, but it has several manual over-ride options so you can ease yourself into learning things like shutter speed and aperture. It even has a macro lens built into it, which allows you to focus really close up on things - something my much more expensive Canon DSLR doesn’t.
Meg looking at the light coming through the trees
Enjoying the ability to get close up.
Here are a some of the photos Meg took:
Growing out of a rotted log
Dad is instructed to turn his head towards the camera and smile.
Sometimes it’s difficult living in Meg’s shadow.