A Horrifying Experience

Today was my first visit to the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay. On this next-to-last day of the season there was little in bloom and the worker bees were putting gardens to bed. Yet I could still appreciate the beauty of the place, the hardscape and design of the space taking center stage until next season.

I took dozens of pictures. Lots of wonderful pictures full of vibrant autumn colors and rich late afternoon light. Then towards the end of our visit I used the LCD viewfinder to frame a picture and saw this readout on the display: No memory card.

My heart stopped right in the middle of the meditation garden. I was horrified. The magic of all those image gone. I just about cried and then pulled out my iPhone for a last ditch effort to capture the experience.

I need to go back.

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3 Responses to A Horrifying Experience

  1. Sara says:

    Ugh! I know that feeling and can sympathize. I once accidentally wiped a memory card. Horrible feeling.

  2. Diane says:

    When I take out a memory card to download photos to the computer I leave my camera upside down and leave the little door open so I know that I need to take the card back out of the computer and put it back into the camera–hope this helps–
    sorry you had a bad photo day–
    smiles, di

    • Susan says:

      The kicker is that I opened the flap and ran my finger over the card slot to make sure it was there!

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