I’ve been gone for about a week and a half. I was spending all spare time processing the 1,100+ photos I took during the C-Scow National Regatta back on it’s first day, June 18. And what did we learn? You can meter for light conditions but when you are shooting outdoor sports where your angleContinue reading “C-Scow Nationals Regatta”
In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish’d dove;In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson I should say hello, summer, but I’m taking one final look at my late spring iris gardens. This iris looks black in most light, however, the rising sunContinue reading “Burnished”
Till Summer Folds Her Miracles,As women do their gowns,* Even as one iris flower wilts another is blooming. *(Excerpt from Emily Dickensen Nature’s Changes)
This is Spectra during a race back in 2015. There is so much wrong with this photo…but there is so much right. The lens-flare, the distortion of colors from an oddly-streaked, hazy sky play against cracking sharp shadows and silhouettes on sails and water. This is after the race with sailors chilling and talking withContinue reading “Lens-Artists Challenge #152 Shade and Shadow: Spectra”
“Drop a gear and disappear.” ~Anonymous It may be difficult for others to understand the American love affair with cars. We’re a big country with a lot of highways. A good century ago our Captains of Industry got together to certify that we would never have public transportation on the same scale as Europe andContinue reading “Cars”
She Sped As Petals Of A Rose She sped as petals of a roseOffended by the wind.A frail aristocrat of timeIndemnity to find.Leaving on nature a defaultAs cricket or as bee.But Andes in the bosoms whereshe had begun to lie. ~ Emily Dickensen It got up to 80 degrees today.
I present Andy Pandy the Pandemic Pandemonium. Variously known as “Get OUT!”, “Stop That” and “Who’s a Good Boy?” As denizens of the internet, proper online etiquette suggests you now worship this cat. Andy is lovable. He likes us but worships our older cat, Boris. Boris is spectacularly, and at times aggressively, indifferent.
In 2012 I visited my brother in Alaska. If you live in Alaska you have moose encounters; one broke into my brother’s garage and started licking, chewing and then ripping apart my brother’s new snow blower. There was nothing my brother could do but watch in relative safety from the second floor. He later hadContinue reading “Lens-Artists Challenge #150 Let’sGet Wild; Moose”
Muskegon is a working port. I caught this lake freighter entering the harbor at sunset on a June evening in 2015. They sound their horn when entering or leaving a harbor. While searching for a link to freighter horn meanings I found this article. What a headache:https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article225937580.html Have a lovely weekend!
I hope the pain this morning is just the rain. Please, God, it is not tension on vertebrae L-5 due to the burst fracture of vertebrae T-8. This is the stuff of engineering 101; Where is the load on my spine now? Where is it going? What will deform next as my spine seeks equilibrium?Continue reading “Sometimes It’s Just The Rain”