I wasn't counting, but I thought and hoped my 100,000th photo with my six-year-old Nikon D300 would be a spectacular sunset with my blooming blue bedder. But that was 19 shots later.
Or the magnificent cloud colors with the still-clinging-to-life spent allium stalk. But that was 20 shots later.
Instead, the 100,000th shot captured the brief moment of joy as I left the house for work and discovered my very first chicory blossom! I'd planted several seeds last year because I love the powdery flowery shade of periwinkle, but I think I must have thought the seedlings were weedy dandelions or thistle, for I pulled each and every one, and no chicory blossoms appeared in my garden last year.
This year, I pulled no weeds until I was 100,000% sure they were indeed weeds, and to my utter delight, that tall dandelion-like growth in the midddle of the gone-to-seed blue flax produced two gorgeous chicory flowers, which turned out to last only one day. The bees must work fast!
So glad I paused to shoot before my train commute!
100,000 and still going strong!