Zombie Up

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Seasons’s greetings from the graveyard. We were a bit late to the event this year and missed out on the zombie costume competitions so disappointment was abound with my oldest daughter—all of which quickly disappeared when it was announced that zombies would be allowed to shuffle through Oakland Cemetery, a historical cemetery a few blocks from downtown. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween this weekend.

 

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Handwritten (Texture Thursday)

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I was listening to a song a few days ago with a theme surrounding “handwritten” (unable to recall band, and too lazy to Google). The theme touched on the idea that handwritten words sequester a more emotive quality by default. It makes sense because with text, handwriting adds an extra layer—another subtext. Character can be imbued simply by how it appears on the paper. It adds a psychology that might be lost in word processing. But when thinking about this, and listening to the band, wouldn’t the same apply to musicians? Isn’t a good song bent along a stringed instrument—also handwritten?

Wordless Wednesday

Macro Monday – Moth

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Above is a moth that was on the wall right outside my front door. I noticed one evening and came out with macro to get a closer look. This moth was big, maybe three to four inches at wingspan. I was using a wider angle, but was so close to the moth, I thought it would fly away. But it didn’t. When I took this one, the lens was nearly touching its thorax, leading me to the conclusion the moth was dead. Sure enough, though, as soon as it became dark the moth ventured off. From watching the other moths, I came to the conclusion that the reason why moths perch in a near death like state during the day when you find them…is solely due to their night time activity. It must be catastrophically exhausting to fly in such frenetic, random, and indiscriminate directions at night around the light bulbs. I have no science to back that up, but it has to be the reason. They are hungover during the day.

August Moon

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There has been much hype around here about our August moon, another super moon, etcetera. I’m terrible at shooting the moon, finding it to be one of the more difficult subjects at night. The last time a “super” moon rose, I broke out the telescopic lens. While the moon was noticeably impressive, the photos I grabbed didn’t look any different than any other moon shot I had taken. For this one, I had pretty much blown off the event. But when hanging out after dark, some wonderful clouds moved in so I gave in and grabbed a pic.

Growing up jumpoline…

After posting the previous photo of one of my kids on the jumpoline  with the sprinkler under, I went to file the photo and noticed another jumpoline photo a year old, and nearly to the same date. And then I kept digging and found another, and again from the previous summer. I then realized how repeated this event had become, and I was unbeknownst holding a “growing up” sequence. Also, it’s better known as a trampoline, but they call it a jumpoline…and that term seems more befitting so I have adopted it.

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(actually under the trampoline in above)

 

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Beating the heat

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We’ve been spared of the inappropriate heat that usually fills our summers, but this last week it has been trying to make up for lost time. But it isn’t anything a little sprinkler under a trampoline can not fix ;)

Texture Thursday

Where do you follow?

corn_rows-1 With the heat, I’ve been having a hard time taking photos when the sun it out, and have been slipping out only in twilight lately. I was driving down a highway when the afterglow of a suffocating hot & humid day winded down. The orange in the sky was awesomely bloated, so I pulled over to edge of cornfield.

Loner

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In the late evenings, and usually driving, I find power wires against the sky to always be a bit melancholic. So when I saw the above scene with the little lonesome bird…well…I thought he sealed the deal.

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