While I am the very definition of an amateur photographer, it is something I enjoy doing. Attribute it, perhaps, to a manifestation of early mental miasma. There are so many little bits of life -- characters, colors, composition, vignettes, snippets of conversation, sightings both natural and otherwise -- that delight me. I don't want to lose them in that miasma, so I try to capture them in one way or another. The camera has a long memory.