Early Evening at the Beach
Tuesday, 3:09 pm
Saturday at Hampton Beach, NH, just up the road from where I live. Maybe 7 or 8 miles. This was early evening...around 7:30. Two fishermen with their lines in the water. Tide is way out. Taken with my cell phone.
Looking down the beach. Pretty pink clouds.
Looking up the beach. Some fog beginning to roll in. These expensive houses sit on the raw edge of nothing. I’m sure the owners hope those heavy rocks prevent more beach erosion and don’t end up in their living rooms during some fierce ocean storm.
Thursday, 9:58 pm
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World in pics
Saturday, 7:59 pm
I ran across this photograph in the comments section of The Washington Note last evening. The photograph appears in the online version of Germany’s Der Spiegel, which is about as mainstream as a publication can get. The photograph is of President Bush (and other leaders) during the recent NATO Summit in Bucharest. The accompanying article goes to some length to explain that our dear leader was rather badly behaved and made kind of a shambles of the summit owing to his belligerent ‘my way or the highway’ attitude. And then they said NO to him. Oh dear. The photo caption is roughly translated: Like a defiant child with his head against the wall. Guessing, by the photograph, that being poorly behaved tends to have an isolating effect. It’s a pitiful picture.
Saturday, 9:58 pm
It’s hard to sing with your mouth full, but this little Song Sparrow does have a lovely song. I took this photo through the sliding glass door. The glass is slightly tinted so the color is a bit off. Earlier this afternoon I fixed it up a bit in Photoshop—on the desktop computer which started up for me for the first time in about 3 months. I had to shut the computer down and restart...it decided it was too tired and wouldn’t start again. So the fixed up photo will have to remain on that computer until it decides it wants to start up again. Anyway....meet my one and only resident Song Sparrow. Such a gentle little soul.
Thursday, 10:15 pm
I was just sitting here by the wood stove, enjoying the warmth and some pretty candle light. I bought this little lamp a few days ago, and it’s one of those impulse purchases that will probably be remembered as one of my all time favorites. I love it and so enjoy watching the candle flame flicker inside. I like the way it reflects off the wood bench it’s sitting on. The bench is very old—was once used as a laundry bench many years ago. For now, it’s serving as my coffee table. I was thinking of getting a new coffee table, but maybe not. I love this bench, too, even though it is distressed and well used. But that is its charm. The little candle lamp makes it even more charming.
The lad comes through and some pics
Monday, 8:27 pm
My Christmas shopping is finished! I knew if I waited patiently enough, the lad would come through with a Christmas list. He called today and hinted around that maybe he’d like a couple of things if I wasn’t finished shopping yet. I love the way he does that. So casually, sort of working it into conversation as if maybe I won’t notice. But definitely hoping that I do, of course. I jumped on it and now I am completely finished. What a nice feeling. And even better, a couple of the items have already been shipped. It took about two hours between ordering and shipment. Amazing!
Here are a couple of photos I took of the lad while he was home at Thanksgiving. I really like these. They are so true to how he looks. In the first he was deeply involved in relating school stories. Very intent on his story there. The second one catches that little bit of playfulness in his eyes. It was the only posed picture that morning.
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This is my dining room table. It is covered with flowery things and branches and berries that will, hopefully, turn into arrangements that can be hung on the wall. Out of chaos shall come...something pretty. We hope. I’ll let you know.
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I hope the pictures look okay. I wanted to load them on my desktop computer and do the Photoshop treatment, but my desktop has apparently died of a broken heart. I ignored it for two weeks and that was too much for it. I turned it on today and nothing happened. Well, except for a very bad noise and a blinking light and serious fan blowing. I have no idea what’s going on, but I think I must have killed it with neglect. Just dandy. Anyway, these pics were re-sized and prepared with one of Vista’s native picture manipulating programs on my laptop. Not very much manipulating available, I must say. So, it they’re a bit blurry or washed out, that’s why.