Month: October 2015

“… I’m writing a book…”

“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.” Winston Churchill “Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.” Joan Didion “I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” Steven Wright

Sunday Jaunt, Pt. 2…

… which happened on Thursday this week… Hey, you go when you can. The colors have deepened noticeably, which is why I wanted to go back to the same places as I went to on Sunday. Missing were my friends from the weekend, but also all the other people who were ‘oot and aboot…’ If you compare the photos from the last post with this one, you’ll notice the differences. Certainly this much color is something those who live in the big cities can only see sporadically… I’ll take as much of it as I can. Please and thank you very much.  

A Sunday Jaunt…

… to see if the fall colors are any closer to peak. We’re getting there. I fear it may be a bit sporadic this year, with the maples surging ahead of the gums and the oaks. Some trees are already partially bare, while others have yet to begin to change. C’mon people!!! (I mean, trees…) Let’s get it together. Ensemble people, ensemble…  

The FFF of F…*

Fall can be such a tease, at times… Right now, we’re experiencing 70 degree days around here. That’s 21.111 degrees, to those of you in other parts of the world. Give or take a one, or two… Around here, it should be crisp and clear. Not so crispy lately, though we had some crispiness a week or so ago. Now we’re back to warmer weather… Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind, it seems… Neither can the trees. That’s one seriously wishy-washy color scheme, going on there. As for the clear part… well, you tell me… So much for trying new techniques of photographing stars in light-polluted areas… And the weather forecast swore it would be crystal clear, too… Speaking of confused, WordPress seems unable, or unwilling, to render the colors of my photos in its usual fashion. Normally, I’ll re-scale them from within the media folder, in order to get them down in size. Makes the pages load faster. Tonight, WordPress seems to be in a bit of a funk, because every attempt to …