Glorious sunshine

Mermaid x2

I’ve been passing this pair for days, and I liked the light today…and how you can see them, too!

B ball shadow

Totally different scene, yet: fantastic light.


Bench mildewed

We received a postcard today from a well-meaning sender: please vote in the Senatorial election, and please vote for Warnock and Ossoff. That is: the election of the 5th of Jan.

Yeah, the Republicans messed up the PO…and we got a Republican Party “Please Vote” mailing on Saturday (that is, on the 9th, well after the election). So the Republican Party did not believe that the Republican disruption of the PO would delay their mailings.

I cannot parse all this.

Also: do not stay on the bench.


Train tracks from below

Sometimes a different perspective is enlightening.

Bridge from below

I would have been happy without a train passing above, yet it was a bit of a thrill pounding by ka-thunk-ka-thunk-ka-thunk overhead.

Let’s be clear

Moss gate

I’m going for the purely aesthetic: this is a lovely mossy gate.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Architectural metaphor?

MT house

Got an empty feeling in your soul? Did trick-or-treaters somehow remove your inner framework?

Plow forward with your plan…to vote. Tomorrow’s the last day.

We dropped our early ballots off in a secure box at our county library branch…and they were accepted two? three? days later…. So, we THINK we’re in the system. Yay, civic responsibilities!


Downtown skyline

I’m back in the city, around imposing skylines…

Apartment building rear

…and buildings. Here, I found my eye going to the plants and pots in the lower windows. I walked around the right side of the building, and that right lower apartment had potted plants in every window. Smallish pots, less than 5/6 inches across…yet no grow light operation.


Cell nest

We think this cell tower’s…uh-hem…adornments…are new since we cruised this neighborhood last. It had three large construction cranes around it (only one and an edge in photo), and I said, “It’s a crane nest.”


I guess you had to be there.


Cell tower buford

We took a Sunday-really-Wednesday drive, just to get out of the city. We really didn’t get far.

We stopped in a small town, now well within the metro area, and strolled down the high street…parallel with the railroad. Look: a cell tower; there’s really almost no farmland—the terrain is either floodplain or waiting to become housing and business developments, and the web of connecting roads and parking lots—if not already built on.

Bank chandelier

See: the small town has a bank. Or was-a-bank, with an oozing-financial-security chandelier. It’s now a restaurant and salon, but maybe the restaurant is covid-closed? Didn’t check; moved on.



We’re seeing summer begin to give way to shorter days. I’ve been grooving on the low-angle light on the porch ceiling. I think this was briefly an outdoor porch, and it was closed in not terribly long after the house was built. My theory, anyway.

Also enjoying: mornings in the (admittedly upper) 60s.


Steps driveway

I’ve been eyeing this driveway and steps combo for years, watching the concrete degrade and thinking somehow there’s a photo here, but not finding a way to capture it. This comes close.

Big leaves

This is easier to grasp: leaves (almost) the size of a manhole cover! Ehem, sewer access lid…whatever.