No - this dogs name is not Nik, it's Max . . . but the camera with which it was taken has been affectionately named "Nik". Thanks for all the great input that was given as to my camera dilemma. I'm glad to report that there's a new and improved camera at our house (ok I'll be honest, it's an incredible camera) and I'm so excited to re-learn the language of photography. You know, words like Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, F-stop. All that jargon that I used to understand that means pretty much nothing to me now. I'm so excited to take better, real-er pictures. Brace yourself for post overload - I played with my camera a lot this weekend!!!
Oh - and this is my basil. I liked the picture, but more than that I love fresh basil. Boy howdy, do I ever love fresh basil!!!