She was in the passenger seat. We had just left Laura’s. The traffic was backed up for the railroad crossing.
She caught the tree with the formerly green leaves, now rust colored. Don’t want to see the summer end.
Oyster Radio from Apalachicola already posted one of the photos my guest blogger Kristin sent me earlier today. Direct from St. George Island, Florida.
This is what she saw as she looked out the window.
There was lightning and strong winds. I asked her if she could hear anything from the waterspout.
I had to go and look up waterspout as I’ve never seen one.
The National Ocean Service explains a waterspoutTo give you a better perspective, you can see their house in the picture (this is the one Oyster Radio already showed) You might remember the Century Plant from last year.
Saw these two photos on the desktop and they seemed similar in shape
But here’s what happens with the Pittsburgh Plunge at Kennywood
No lightning. It was a go.
It’s unfortunate we can’t share the excessive rain with other parts of the country who need it.
They only call it if there’s lightning.
And there wasn’t.
Anna at the Muirfield Swim Meet a week ago in the rain.
This evening I received this lovely photo on my phone.
It’s the full moon rising over St. George Island, FL from my friend Kristin.
She sent another shot when it got darker but the mood of this one with the clothesline is my favorite.
Made the decision to turn right at the mouth of the Liberty Tunnel, go to Mount Washington and photograph the city in fog on the way to school this morning.
I thought the above shot was best with the gift of light on the incline car, as it prepared to head down the mountain. No tripod although there was a man with one. I stabilized my camera on the iron fence.
Of course, the light changes every moment as the sunrises in the east. All shots taken with 24-70 lens on the Canon 5D Mark ii
One vertical shot. Light and dark/ Cloud and shadow.
Trying to get the best view in the frame.
Being there. looking at the city in the fog, was a magnificent experience. The limits of photography.
It felt like being in a plane but you’re standing on a concrete platform by the incline, looking at the city disappear in a foggy sea. Wasn’t it just last week I was photographing the icy river and the barge lane? Today felt like early Spring.
Last week I borrowed Erika’s pink tulips in Ohio and put the vase outside in the snow to photograph the contrast.
Perhaps you saw that post.
My sister is the one who said, “Buy Spring flowers like the Germans did when you lived in Germany” and I took her advice.
This morning I went to the market to get some fresh produce and a bunch of tulips was 4.99 which I thought was well worth it. They’re from Virginia.
What a different feeling a bouquet of Spring tulips can bring to your spirit.
“We lost an hour of winter”, Mary told me when we set the clocks forward.
This afternoon the sun came in through the dining room window but it didn’t hit the table so I put the vase on the floor to catch the light.
Hope for Imminent Spring could be another title.
p.s. My sister wrote an early email after she saw the Tulips in the Sun post to ask me “did you remember to put the 3 pennies in the water? It make the tulips last longer. Hint from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.”