Never Judge A Book By Its Cover

Standing in the middle of the Japanese Tea Garden at Planten und Bloemen in Hamburg, intently concentrating on snapping this gorgeous flowering azalea, an elderly woman wearing sagging support hose and a doughty gray pleated skirt walks past me.

After a moment I put down my camera, turn around, and I nearly laugh aloud as I see she’s snapping away with this badass Canon EOS.

Needless to say, I learned a lesson (again!) about making snap judgments about people.