The one problem with this challenge is that it is impossible not to know how very fast the years is going. Just 110 more days from when this picture was posted and going fast it seems. Already there is a touch of fall color on some of the trees. I do not think it will be a spectacular foliage year like last because there was just too much drought before we began getting rain and dew and fog. It has been a dry week but we are warned to expect more monsoonal moisture.
Another look at my old Mack truck. Considering printing out a series of trucks on canvas for an exhibition at my gallery. Chimping back through photos always causes me to see what I missed on the first pass.
|Day 248 - Dean Douglas bird houses at Arts About Town|
A lot of this week's photos are Also Tooks -- Those photos you snapped quickly when on assignment to take other photos. When I first did freelance writing and photography it was with a film camera knowing I was going to have to turn over the roll of film sometimes to who I was working for. Digital cameras have freed up photographers to insert the random also took photo here and there.
|Day 249 - we got puddles|
One evening it just rained. At my house it was more than a half inch in less than an hour and we got puddles. And run off which created patterns in the moisture starved earth. The morning walk was a competition with the fur kids to record the patterns in the mud before they put their stamp (paw) of approval on them. Mars if the rover discovered water.
Quick shot of the geraniums on the window shelf. The rain which formed the puddles did not tear them all up because of the eave protected them. But it was a reminder that the blooms would not be around forever. Fall is coming all too fast. A couple of the colors I am raising this year have to come in for the winter so I can enjoy them again next summer. This is one.
|Day 251 - Market in Eagle Nest|
Was in Eagle Nest, just 17 miles from my house, to cover a fund raiser. The afternoon sun was illuminating the shops on the north side of the main drag as it were. The assignment got me out of the house and to this location. This photo, if it were a film roll, is sandwiched between pictures of a barbeque.
|Day 252 - On top of Palo Flechado Pass|
I was at the rest area for the Enchanted Circle Century Bike Tour on the top of Palo Flechado Pass and killing time between photos of the set up of the relief station for the tour and the first bikers to make it to our location. Butterflies move slower as the days get shorter or cooler. This one allowed me literally up close and personal to photograph. No way was it leaving a diminishing source of nectar. And the early morning sun was wonderful Sunday morning. If I had not agreed to cover the race I would have been home and missed this.
Or this photo below which proves being up at zero dark thirty and setting off on a 100 mile ride - or photographing those doing it - isn't just about young people.