Once again, I create a post while the Guru is driving and by the miracle of technology I can upload it for your reading plezhur.
This morning was quiet-with-coffee, then a mini whirlwind of organizing, packing, cleaning, and miscellany. Then, under intermittent rain, we headed into the mountains, where the rain mostly ceased. After a hundred miles or two the overcast disappeared, and the sunset was clear. In Kentucky.
And after I make this post, the plan is to head on into, tahdah, Uh-hi-uh. Yup, northbound, we are.
Visual reference/joke*. [Also: yes, overcast and grey-gloomy.]
Bison meatballs ready for roasting, then adding to pasta sauce. Yum.
I remember going through bicycle dos and don’ts in school, Brownies, 4H, plus from parents. In all: stop completely and put your foot on the ground at stop signs. Old curmudgeonly ways, it seems?
* This is a post, eh?
With Covid raging, presidential hi-jinks, and enabler shenanigans, let’s focus on sunlight! We had it all day! Soooo wonderful.
The first photo is mid-day light streaming into the living room. This one is nearing sunset. Such warm colors! So calming. And this is good.
I tried some filter fun with some naturally distorted images (through dirty window-glass).
As you can tell, I didn’t spend long at it.
I like parts of both, but neither more than the other, on balance.
Painted public errors can haunt you.
Antenna problem with temporary fix.
The title nails it (if I do say so myself). Decorative maple, with a few seed/helicopters (bright red).
Evergreen showing new green (pushy, up-and-coming, feathery) and old green (tired, monotonous, inflexible).
Hedge-trimmed something…with a few blossoms…rather a mixer.
Closeup of mottled paint on a mailbox.
Sidewalk chalk art.
The crazy, topsy-turvy, chaotic, yea dangerous times…a version of the blues…and blues in the photo selections…somehow these linked in my mind.
While out for my walk, I experimented with portrait mode on flowers again.
Also shot old school.
Night light fun: computational photo. I’m pretty sure the metal steps are painted black. The red came from fancy-SUV taillights, but the blue is a mystery to me.
Before I walked, I encountered a quote from Autumn de Wilde, director of the very recently released movie “Emma,” Jane Austin retold. She told the New Yorker/Sarah Larson that for the decor of Emma’s home: “I wanted it to be like a pastry shop. I told my departments, ‘The colors need to feel edible.'” I wondered what the most edible colors are. She went, the article says with a pink and green combo. Hmm. Depends on the food, but the flower and the lichen-on-brick seem to offer workable shades—the staircase not so much.
I experimented with portrait mode today, using flowers as subjects. And a bee.
Ruby camellia. Didn’t work as well with the nearby vegetation.
This one didn’t work either, with the wood-chip background so close, but you get an idea what the programming is optimized to do. Ugly, and I’m a fan of evergreens.