Good morning. 🍂🌿🍃
1 November 2023
I just said good morning and look, it's almost noon. I haven't been myself for the past week plus. I may have mentioned that I had a cold, well it hasn't completely gone away yet, though it's abated quite a bit. Sometimes, like now, I wonder if the symptoms are more expectation that than real. Sleep is what's need and sleep is what I've been doing. I've missed my early morning sessions in the backyard with my cameras.
“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Good morning. 🍂🍂🍂
25 September 2023
Yesterday the sky was dark, and I was sure it would rain, but other than a few isolated drops, nada. Today, I hope will be different, my lawn could use some rain. I haven't been keeping up with watering this year. Interestingly, in Louisiana, you can find ground water about a foot below the surface.
My personality used to include a taste of OCD. When I say "used to" I mean relatively recent past, not my long-ago younger days. When something needed to get done, I would obsess until it happened. But now-a-days, in retirement, I'm as mellow as a pillow.
It's weird how our personalities change over the years. We're more like machines than we'd like to believe. A slight chemical imbalance changes the ballgame.
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” - David G. Allen
#ThrowbackThursday to an exciting morning in October 2021.
Something below spooked the herd, and these horses started running towards me, passing within a few yards. The feel and the sound is forever in my soul.
#WildHorses #Wildlife #Nature #Horse #Horses #AYearForArt #Stallion #WildHorsePrints #WildHorseArt #WildHorsePhotography #Mustang #Equine #Onaqui #Utah #Animals #Art #Photography #BuyIntoArt #PhotographyIsArt
#ThrowbackThursday to a few years ago, pre-pandemic, when I was commuting 52 miles (84Km) roundtrip every day from our then home near downtown down to the Johnson Space Center (glad I don’t have to do that any more). I took this photo while heading home on a #summer evening when the otherwise mundane drive in Houston freeway traffic was transformed by this a dying #thunderstorm over the city, spectacularly lit up by the setting sun.
Where is she?
This is a male pileated woodpecker. I took the photo a few months ago, there was a mated pair hanging out in nearby trees. In this photo he stopped what he was doing to look around.
Wait, #throwbackthursday is still a thing?! Don't mind if I do. See: cherry blossoms from our first trip to Japan in 2014. (Coincidentally about the last time I trucked with social media.)
My aunt gave me this pic after my uncle died in 1995. I don't know where she got it. Back says "Flea Time."
My uncle was a P.O.W. in Germany in WWII. He was in The Great Escape camp and then Stalag VIIA, Moosburg, at the end of the war before being liberated on April 29, 1945. The camp was riddled with fleas and lice. They had to delouse themselves.
The story of seven of these POWs is profiled in this book.
Herbie Hancock is not only using technology for the #jazz music ( #synths #patchbays #effects #sampling ) but here, we find him using an Apple /// (with a green phosphor Monitor ///) with VisiCalc (#spreadsheet) to manage his music business (1983). He was waiting for an Apple Lisa too... both computers ultimately unsuccessful, unlike the apple ][ (which he used in studio and shows) and Macintosh that would follow. #Macintosh #appleII #MARCHintosh #appleIII #retrocomputing @jazz @retrocomputing
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