I did need that break from the self-imposed pressure to post a nice photo every day, but I'm going to restart now because it has generally been a really good practice for me. The self-imposed pressure that I really need to leave behind is for the photos to be consistently good.
Take these bathing pigeons, for example. Crappy photo, but the delight they were taking in a mucky little puddle still feels worth sharing.
I am not happy to have this content sponsored into my goodreads page. I know I should stop using that site anyway since it's now an Amazon property, but I can't find a good alternative that provides all of reading history, wishlist and the social sharing of reviews & comments aspect. Can anyone recommend one?
migra (, chinga la)
As usual, I'm only asking you to do things I've done myself. And the truth is that I'm quite timid - there are more things that a braver person could do.
Anyway, I do want to go to bed on a brighter note, so here are some snaps of the crowd today: [image descriptions: all 4 are shots of the crowd at a protest in front of a downtown office building]
This popped up after dark yesterday, as if to thank me for watering at dusk. #florespondence
The trails themselves are beautiful and varied: the project inherently needs sites with a wide range of snow melt dates, so they take us across almost the whole range of terrain there that doesn't need specialised equipment to access. I had to pass on today's hike because I woke up with gut and back pain (maybe one causing the other?), but even the little walk I could handle while waiting for the rest of the party was a delight.
We were there for a very specialised sort of #florespondence: reporting on the life cycle phases of flowers at various study sites for http://www.meadowatch.org/ . That doesn't always mean there are lots of flowers--data from well before and after peak bloom also matter--but we were there at a good time for flowers this year.
I'm finally getting around to the proper edit of my photos from Florence in April. Might as well start with a total cliche: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldan/albums/72157710021708892
Sometimes the dire warnings that we are cooking ourselves alive are also beautiful. https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldan/45354312654/in/album-72157672205265822/
Since metaphorical yaks came up today, here is an actual yak, entirely unshaven as you can see. https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldan/23981669726/in/album-72157662802346886/
All this photo scanning is reminding me of when my mum dug up the super 8 projector in Turkey and we hand-respooled some 60s filmstrips so we could project them onto a paper bag: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldan/8878516275/in/album-72157649585885691/
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