For those who don’t know Thrift Town is a Mission District Landmark. It’s store that sells just about every thing used.
2-Thrift Town Queen
Out of hundreds of photos and thousands of revelers at the parade how to I capture the the feeling of the Carnival Parade? How do I even get a well composed image?
3- Greeting Neptune a walking puppet
The Officer seemed to be permanently stationed in front of where we sat so including him made made for interesting visual story. Sally’s Sally D’s Mobile Photo Challenge focused on shadows today. We haven’t seen the sun for days now so sorry now shadows.
4- Must include My Daughter in profile the whole reason we where there
Many of you have asked to see my students work here are 2 collages of their work! Made with Grid app.
I just can’t let go of all the old
broken and mismatched pieces of jewelry
Maybe their mates will show up or
I will put that amber bracelet back together
Until that time they rest
in shiny candy box
smelling of chocolate
and what once was.
Do you have box of broken and mismatched treasures? Or have you seen my other angel earring?
I had something else for this morning but the hubby woke me with, “Do you want a picture of a skunk?” I change my plans. I believe the skunk in Bambi was named Flower, right?
2-Flower The Skunk
3-skunk just ate the cat’s food
If you read yesterday’s post you know I left food out for the cat, that’s the paper ing the foreground, here. Probably the black and white kitty came so close.
Photography note: I broke one of the iPhone shooting rules “don’t zoom/crop later. I got excited and wanted to see her up close. She came 4 feet from the back door and then I held my breath for more than one reason.
4- Skunk on deck!
We may live in San Francisco Bay area but we live close to the Nature of Albany Hill.
Yellow Cat (posing here on the fence) had taken up residents in our back yard. She has appeared in other posts, in flowerbeds while lounging in the sun. Last week I noticed that she was no longer around, since she was only an occasional visitor I didn’t thin too much about her absence, but I did miss the flashes of yellow among the nasturtiums. We have had many kitties pass through our yard since we no longer have a dog.
Yesterday; out in the laundry room which is part of the garage, seen here, I heard a plaintive meow. Looking around I saw no critter but called out “kitty kitty” anyway. Sure enough shy yellow kitty appeared from the behind some paint cans, waited for me to step back and skittered past me like her tail was on fire! I don’t know how long she had been there but by the number of ribs sticking out three-day at least. But there probably our no mice in the garage for now. I put water and a bit of liver sausage out for her. and now she’s back decorating my fence.
Feline vision quest is what we have come to call these periods of missing cats. Back when it rained TaTa kept getting shut up under the house when we had to check the crawl spaces sump pump, back when it rained. That winter was peppered with rain thunder and cat yowls. Artie had the longest sojourn away from the world when he got lock in the attic after someone after retrieved a suitcase and he went in when no one was looking. We were gone for a week. Being part Siamese she had a lot to say about her time in solitary confinement. We always wonder if he achieved enlightenment, but aren’t cats already highly evolved beings?
This rose-bush was here when we moved in over 30 years ago I have no idea of its type or name but it seems to bloom just in time for Mother’s Day so when folks ask I say The Mother’s Day Rose. Dose anyone remember the Mother’s Day tradition of wearing to church red or pink roses if your mother was alive and white if she was not? What if you didn’t have any roses? Oh now I remember my play mates and I made Kleenex flowers. It was a special treat to get the scented pink ones for the project. Lets see we folded them into fans put a Bobbie-pin in the middle then opened them up.. For some reason we tore the edges and a big cloud of tissue was all over the dinning room table. Happy Mother’s day indeed!
Then agin how sad was it for those who didn’t have a living Mother? I’m glad we no longer have to wear designated colored roses for Mother’s Day!
Last year when this bloomed I didn’t take the time and patience to capture a decent image of these pencil lead size blossoms. Inspired by Sally’s Macro images of tulip petals I went for it this year. No matter how close get I still cannot see the spider webs with my naked eye.
To give you an idea of the size I played with the Hipstmatic App Allen introduced us to last week. Now I see why I have so few photos from the time an Instamatic was the only camera I had. It is hard to get an image of what I was shooting for. Getting up close was not much of an option. Colors are outrageous though!
Can’t wait to see what you did this week. I wonder what you think of my wanderings down the rabbit hole of Macro photography.