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Pictures of Neat Things

Because I'm so tired tonight that I'm not able to focus on any one thing for very long. (Jazz, Thomas Merton, how they intersect; union stuff; stories I have to chase tomorrow; my brother; my Nana's paintings; A Love Supreme ... yeah, my brain is pretty much some kind of oatmeal. Or gumbo. Not sure which.)

Caveat: I took terrible pictures, fast, so these are fast, and kind of terrible.

This is the male Cardinal that lives on our street.

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This is his mate. You'll see her if you look carefully. I think the fawn and tan and green and gold-yellow of her coloring is very pretty, but it doesn't show up very well against the ground.

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And this is my not very good picture of the blue flowers I love so much that bloom in the spring. Their blues were darker this year. I checked this shot, which hasn't been enhanced in any way, with the shots I took last year, which I admit I slightly enhanced - and these are the richer colored blooms.

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Apr. 13th, 2017 07:46 am (UTC)
BIRB!! So cute. Thanks for sharing. Jazz, Thomas Merton, how they intersect This sounds FASCINATING. It must be 20 years since I read Thomas Merton, but damn.
Apr. 15th, 2017 05:25 pm (UTC)
I was listening to this show on my car radio as I returned home from a union executive board meeting. I only caught the last half hour, but it was wonderful. It should play for you, I think.

Edited at 2017-04-15 05:25 pm (UTC)
Apr. 15th, 2017 05:27 pm (UTC)
It should play for you, I think.
It does, yes. :)
Apr. 15th, 2017 06:08 pm (UTC)
I'd be interested in what you thought of it, if you ever have the time to listen.
Apr. 13th, 2017 03:17 pm (UTC)
Lovely pictures!
Apr. 15th, 2017 05:27 pm (UTC)
It's truly amazing what a fairly up to date smart phone can do. When my then-bosses fired our photographers and ordered us to take pics with our phones, it was 2013, and my iPhone 4 did a horrible job. I carried around a tiny Canon point and shoot we'd been issued even longer ago. But with the iPhone 6 I was upgraded to, there's a surprising amount of quality to the visual end results.
Apr. 14th, 2017 12:21 am (UTC)
Ohh, I miss cardinals! Thank you for this, honey!

Apr. 15th, 2017 05:36 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it - I hope spring comes quickly for you, with lots of birdsong!

*hugs you back*
Apr. 14th, 2017 10:48 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous pictures!
Apr. 15th, 2017 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! (And I love that icon!)
Apr. 16th, 2017 11:03 pm (UTC)
Can't beat Searle....

It was very simple, just a quick adjustment of the colour and slap on the text, but sometimes the simple ones just work best :)

Edited at 2017-04-16 11:03 pm (UTC)
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