As an ambulance drove by my home this evening,
I noticed its lights reflected off an icy glaze developing
on the rain puddles. The temperatures were in the fifties yesterday,
and one could see clouds, blue-black with moisture, approaching
from the southwest. It began raining during the late
afternoon and kept up for twenty-four hours. I walked to the
store, took some pictures, noting that the forsythia bush near
my door had developed some buds. Poor thing, I thought.
Along with the rain, the temperatures began to drop,
so the buds are for naught. How many times can a plant
do this before it does not bloom at all?
The City Daily Photo portal chose to not have a Theme Day
for January, opting instead to host a day of exploration
into how our work has changed since we began blogging.
Me? I'm still trying to figure out how to get my camera
to focus on my subject rather than its background.
No change, I'm afraid. I'm trying to become braver about
including human subjects in my photography.
Again, only marginal improvement.
I began this blog in order to get into the
discipline of sticking words together
in some coherent fashion. Perhaps my editing
has improved, my vocabulary more varied.
Maybe my images are a bit more refined because
I am looking more for the art in every day things
than I am seeking just to record them. I dunno.
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