Yet another sign of Spring…
And here is a blossoming tree for no good reason (except for the fact that my iPhone camera happened capture an exceptionally smooth, deep blue gradient sky in the background).
Time (actually, past time) for my annual Fall colors photo (this Fall seems to have come and gone in about two weeks)… Here’s one taken on my iPhone a couple of weeks ago-
Cheryl and I just returned from a week in the Var region of Provence. Here’s a video slideshow of some of our better photos. I recommend watching it in HD and in fullscreen mode, if you have the bandwidth. Almost as good as being there (but not quite).
I stumbled upon this stunning beauty as it was sunning itself in the park of Mon-Repos, near the Museé d’Histoire des Sciences along the shores of Lake Geneva.
Here’s a portrait of Katie, our four-year-old Sheltie, after a run around the soccer field at the Y.
This tree was just showing off…
Taken along my favorite bike path, the Wiouwash State Trail.
May has been a quiet month up here on the blog, but it would be a shame to let the month pass without a nod to the long overdue Spring weather that has finally allowed me to get back on my bike and try to burn off a few of those winter calories. So here is a pleasant spot I always ride past but seldom stop at on my usual around-the-neighborhood route; the late-afternoon light was just too inviting not to pause and whip out the old iPhone camera to document the moment.
My trip to New Orleans last month inspired me to put together this rendition of Mingus’s “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” to accompany some of the photos I took of the French Quarter and a cemetery in the Garden District.
Portrait of an unknown (at least to me) street artist, taken on a recent trip to New Orleans… with a bit of Photoshop’s Rough Pastels filter added for atmosphere…
…with just a smidgen of photoshop’s watercolor filter added…
Dedicated to everyone I know – and anyone I don’t know – who has recently dealt with a serious health issue.
Cohen’s song and unique voice speaks for itself. In the video accompaniment, I just embedded his lyrics into photos of some of the nicest flowers I’ve ever met.
If you have the bandwidth, view this fullscreen in HD if that setting is available on your system, or else here on YouTube. (Sorry for any pop up ad you might see, on which I make no money but which Cohen’s publisher apparently requires of all videos featuring his songs.)
The peak of Fall seems to be a few weeks early here in Oshkosh. Harbinger of a harsh Winter, or artifact of a dry Summer?