About the only decent photo weather we’ve had, lately …

16 May

It’s been mostly a dull, uninteresting grey … the sky, the landscape, and my mood. A word of explanation, here … my mood was affected by the outdoors, which, as I said, was uniformly dull and grey. The temperatures have been low, and the result was that not only was it unpleasant to be out, but the Springtime changes in this patch of earth were damnably slow in coming. A world of “Same ol’, same old”.
But I did get this one day, and got a couple of shots while visiting a friend in her new apartment. Not much, but it was something. I might have got more, but it was my turn to cook, and I do take some pains with that, and stayed indoors.
Anyway, here they are … I loved the carpark with the power lines and towers:

Well, with a tower like that, how could I resist?

And, of course, a tower like that requires something like this (please forgive any lack of symmetry, I’m getting a touch old for squirming about on my back, even in the grass):

And that’s about it, I reckon … except that evening, just before loading the shots into the pooter, I just took this shot … messy, unorganized, without any particular interest … but I liked the light.

And th … th … th … that’s all, folks!


Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized


15 responses to “About the only decent photo weather we’ve had, lately …

  1. pam

    May 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I sure do like the tower. I thought of Joseph Stella looking at the symmetrical one.

    Nothing wrong with clutter. Another favorite of mine….my own clutter. It seems to be the bane of my daughter’s existence. How does a clutter bug bear a neatnik is what I want to know.

    I’m liking all the books, having bunches of them myself (1/4 of what I used to have before I moved).

    I am trying to figure out what that is on top of the light shade.

    • derwandersmann

      May 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      It’s not on the lampshade, it’s behind it, hanging from a shelf-support. It’s a glass Xmas tree ornament, a skating snowman, left here by my grandson. I rather liked it, so I hung it up.
      How a clutter bug can bear a neatnik … it’s not Nature, it’s Nurture. It’s called reaction-formation, and it’s due to her resolve not to be like mom. All kids do it, it one way or another. My mom was a dominating talker; I tend to say too little.

  2. gdare

    May 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    It is kind of unusual for road to follow power lines. Or it is just a parking lot?

    Faye Kellerman, The Beast… is it worth reading?

    • derwandersmann

      May 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      It’s not a road, it’s a carpark.
      I can’t tell you about the book … the wife likes Faye Kellerman, and, if memory serves, she said this one was good, but different from her usual work.

      • gdare

        May 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

        Thanks, I will check in our library and give it a try.

  3. derwandersmann

    May 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    The last couple of books at the end of the shelf are by Ross MacDonald … he’s a classic mystery writer. If you haven’t read his work, by all means give it a shot.

  4. saktimari

    May 18, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Very interesting images….I like the pictures…. derwandersmann have a nice week 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Fajna lampa…he he…. ksiązki…. i małe słoiczki a w nich co jest?? 🙂

    • derwandersmann

      May 20, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      The lamp is perhaps 35 years old, but the shade is new (they wear out and get very dirty). The original was a 4-sided pyramid, cut off at the top, very Oriental in feeling.
      The little jars contain prescription medications … my wife is a bipolar.

  5. raniahajqasem

    May 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    great images , but i wish you uploaded a photo of the dish that you prepared

    • derwandersmann

      May 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Sorry to disappoint … I took no picture. But it was only spaghetti, with no visual interest. My red sauce is nothing spectacular as far as appearance goes, but it tastes good, and keeps body and soul together, which is all I ask of it.

  6. derwandersmann

    May 22, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Me, too! Whenever I cook, it either comes out tasting like food made in camp or tasting Italian. I don’t really know why … I haven’t been an Italian for over 400 years, now.

  7. Harry...the Man!

    May 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I was having a coffee yesterday in a bookstore (for which I have a membership card) and saw the quote that if you have a garden and a library then you have everything that you need. A good camera helps, I’d say.

    • derwandersmann

      May 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Indeed it does, though even a cheap old film camera can do the job. Read this article, and think it over:
      A nice place to get outdoors is pretty necessary, too.

      • Harry...the Man!

        May 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm

        Thanks for the tip. I’ll continue with the camera on my basic – and ancient – android ‘phone at the moment. I’m starting to appreciate just how beautiful the world around me is.


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