Musings

Underfoot (again)

Scrap tile pattern

I find this way of using tile scraps appealing. Also, the many grout/mortar separations mean it won’t get as slippery as a mostly-tile surface.

Tiled ess

On the same property, the lettering of the name of the apartment complex is more formal tile-work.

Reading options

Morning gate

On the light side, I left early-ish (just after nine) headed for The Real Bakery (driving), and I was amazed that the car was cranking out warm air—outside temp was a mere 72°F. Of all things. Cold spell, I thought. [High eventually over 90°F, so only in the morning.]

On the national political side, the term “alt-right” surfaced in my brain for the first time. What is that?, I asked The Guru. Smokescreen for white racism, he said (approximately). Sheesh, I thought.

I was going to call this entry “Two sides” and then discuss that we could only see one gate in this photo (plus a version of the text above)…but somehow I didn’t find that…feisty…enough. Feisty in quotes, essentially. So the actual title is a bit of a punt, but it is late and I am weighed down by today’s USA political news.

This title…hmm. It made sense to me when I typed it. Give me a break? 💚😎

In the heat of August

Utility shot

Here’s today’s utility shot. (😎Apologies; I couldn’t help myself.)

Pampas grass heads

Then, is this a utility plant photo? Doesn’t seem like it to me; I do like the feathery pampas grass-heads….

Not grey

Terry light

I had some idea for pairing these two photos, but whatever it was escapes me now. I liked this light on a pewter(ish) blue terry bath towel, but it looks…strange here. And grey not blue.

Stained CU

All the color in this stained glass is in the glass; none is painted on. Somehow, this image is less interesting than I thought it’d be, too.

There’s always tomorrow!

Monet and Wanka

Monet crackers

We went exploring today in our favorite mega-mart, the veggie and foodstuff place and not the Chinese-and-Asian-import kind. I liked the idea that these were “entertainer” crackers, but not enough to buy them.

Sauna hat

I tried to parse the label and came up with Sauna Hat. Anyone know differently? (Today was hat day on a friend’s blog, as it turns out, but a very different hat.)

Fine tunes

Chlorophyll frustration leaves

Over in fund-raiser-land, Kris Kristofferson’s younger self “is” singing (l-o-n-g “tape” delay) with Johnny Cash and, perhaps, Willie Nelson. Old times are (sometimes) good times.

Gated lawn

Gate fence shadow

I’m noticing that Mr Sun is spending more time on the away side, and darkness hangs around much longer into the morning hours. The inevitable winter is coming….

Not my story

Dead iPhone cartoon

A random stroll in a hip neighborhood…I came around a corner and this. A dot-blouse.

Clocking time

Strong pink crepe myrtle blossoms

Another thunderstorm is rumbling above, although no rain yet in this spot. Oooops; lightning flash!

So, not only do we have weather, I can report that the crepe myrtles are amidst their blooming phase. Here’s a glorious pink specimen.

Signage, garden fence

Where question

I’m pretty sure there’s a story here. Maybe just a short story…. I’m still working on my version….