THE GRAPE HYACINTHS RETURNED!
That was the good news … the bad news was I discovered these noxious weeds were popping up through the still dormant zoysia turf.
Time to start blasting those weeds all over again! Oh, the robins are back, only their red breasts are a bit blue due to last night’s extreme return to winter temperatures.
1. Lasting for a very short time.
Show us what ephemeral means to you. It could be a dry leaf floating on an errant breeze, the sleep-floppy smile of your waking three-year-old, or the cake that turned out just right before the hungry hordes descend on it. So looking forward to see the fleeing moments you’ll capture! For more information go hereChocolate Chip Cookies Fresh From The Oven!
Now you see them … and then you don’t!
For this week’s photo challenge, share with us a photo that expresses something fresh. (For more information go HERE!)
Walls are the canvases of our lives: where stories are read, voices are heard, ideas are shared. This week consider the walls you’ve erected and decorated, the halls you walk down each day, or the exteriors you’ve ignored or neglected. What do these walls reveal about a place, people, or you? (For more information, go here.)
This is the wall I face when I sit at my computer (an iMac) working on photos, writing, creating and what have you. The wall has been this rich burnt umber color for over 20-years. So I don’t think I’ll change it any time soon. There is all four framed pieces hanging on the wall. Starting on the left there is a film strip of a prize-winning television commercial that I wrote and produced a couple of decades ago. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you’ll see that it features recreations of silent movie comedians Laurel and Hardy. Next is a graphic artwork by my best friend designed to accent the wall color. Then there is the painting of the classic 20th Century locomotive. It has always been one of my favorites. And below photo of a crushed origami bird I call ALBATROSS. The desktop includes the usual flotsam and jetsam of live, plus a ceramic lamp kitten, a multi-function clock, my printer/scanner, my phone, and paper shredder. Nothing more and nothing less, other than Yoda.
INTERESTING FACT: Both of these pictures were taken in a bucolic farmland that is now the infamous FERGUSON, Missouri. Times and landscapes may change, but I’m still the same sweet kid.
Top photo features Uncle Bill (a friend of my father), Billy The Goat, lovable me, and my very young dad.
Bottom photo is Uncle Bill’s dog, Spot and a very sexy me.
They were in a shatter-proof case in the Oriental Galleries of the Saint Louis Art Museum, and they were so cute I just had to take their pictures. Officially they’re known as Edo period Censer in the Form of Two Puppies, which we would probable call a Wizard Air Freshener if it was in our houses. But they were still very cute puppies.