Sunday, January 31, 2021

Leo Full Moon


Shot with my Nikon D700 and the 80-400mm lens. Not as crisp as I'd like but much better than last month's effort which resulted in over-exposed while blobs. I don't know what went wrong. I used the same settings as always, but nothing worked. The camera/lens combo seemed to work fine on anything else, just not the moon. Anyway, I was relieved to get a half decent photo this month - maybe it's the new year.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

High Clouds and Misdemeanors

Apologies, but that phrase was all I could think of as I drove to Mcdowell Park this morning. 🤣

It was a chilly morning but we're now in the mid 50s; not bad for January. There were only a couple of other people at the park which made me a little nervous. I really should go on the weekends. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021


 I've said it before, tulips are as beautiful and graceful when they begin to fade as when they were first cut.

This bouquet has been giving me something to focus on, at least. I've been painting as well. My efforts thus far have all ended up in the wastebasket. I'll keep at it though. Maybe I'll eventually paint a 'keeper'.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

And on the sixth day

 Well, six days was a pretty good run, right?

Cocktails and Tulips

(apologies to Wine and Roses)

Saturday, January 02, 2021

Three Sunsets

 Well, there was just the one sunset. 

The last was taken looking mostly west, but through a tinted window. You take what you can get.


Today is either 1-2-21 or 2-1-21, depending on your date format preference. No meaning, I just noticed.

Today is also the end of holidays for a while. Time to stop indulging every craving that crosses my mind because... holiday! 

The mornings of 2021 have so far been a foggy, rainy, cloudy mess. At least the temps are mild.

Friday, January 01, 2021

New Year

The song playing in my head, "it's just another day". But we always think it's a chance to begin anew. 

No resolutions this year. No promises. I plan to get vaccinated and then when it's all clear, take a vacation somewhere. Almost anywhere.

The usual bubbly:

And some pickle juice moonshine: