Thursday, September 30, 2021

Purple Haze Farm

 We drove past this today. It is rght in the center of someone's front yard. Do you know what it is? I'll tell you at the end of my next post.



This was the sign beside it, though I did not see a single thing that was purple.


“Purple is the most retiring of all rich colors. It is symbolical of dignity, state, and regal power and is expressive of gravity, sorrow, and sadness.”

~W. J. & G. A. Audsley


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Flag & The Octopus

 Here are two more of the new murals in town. This one is on the firehouse wall.


I did not understand this octopus one at all, until I read about the meaning. The octopus is holding spray paint cans, and his paint is his octopus ink.




Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Return Of Bumper Man

Some of you may remember Bumper Man from years ago. He is a sculpture made totally from car bumpers and other parts. Made by a priest, he sat in front of a church for many years. The church being sold, he was moved to the local art park, where he sits atop the roof.


I enjoy visiting him whenever we are in the area.


And now he is joining in the fight against covid with his own matching mask! Fist bumps for Bumper Man!


"I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the statues that are in all the other museums."

Steven Wright

Monday, September 27, 2021

Goose Parade

 The Canada Geese were out walking around the other day, as they do most every day.


We waited while they crossed the street in front of us.



And then one of them chose to sit down, right in the middle of a busy intersection! I hope the others helped it along it's way.



Geese always support each other. When a goose gets injured two birds always accompany it down to the ground. Just as geese do, we must support each other.

Emma Hayes

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Flower Child

 Pulling out of a parking lot, we spotted this car in a parking space. I was glad I had my camera. I have never seen one like it. I wonder if they used stencils?



When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot.

 ~Larry Lujack


Friday, September 24, 2021

Another Baby!

 The evening we spotted something remarkable! A juvenille Black Crowned night Heron! You may remember earlier this summer I posted a glimpse of one. And apparently the Herons have had yet another chick! 



The thing is, it was past sunset, and we were a distance away, on the other side of a chain link fence! Having said that, here is an awful photo of the parent! The parent was underneath the chick by the water, and it looked like it was trying to teach baby to fish! Wish I could have captured them both together.


"God finds a low branch for the bird that cannot fly."
~ Turkish Proverb ~


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Indian Summer?

 Wednesday was the first day of Astrological Autumn. But you would never kow it by looking around. It has remained very hot, and things are now starting to re-bloom! Climate change? Here is our Hydrangea now.




And here is our liliac bush, just starting to bloom AGAIN! Not that I'm complaining; I really miss the flowers and green grass in the dark of winter.


The rest are from around the neighborhood.


A Hibiscus, one of many still in full bloom.


The Moonflower bush.


The front of a garden center.


…What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

 ~Charles Dudley Warner


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Best Of The Rest

Though I was not able to photograph the Harvest Moon, I found some stunning photos of it online! Here they are.

A wide angle view taken in Seattle.


New York


Poland


A stop lens used to snap the rising moon over 22 minutes 


The Newport Bridge in Rhode Island


Singapore


“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”

Joan Miro


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Midnight Madness

I did NOT get any photos of the beautiful full Harvest Moon. It has been raining and very cloudy. However, I do have some kind of spooky full moon shots that I snapped awhile ago.






"There are pumpkins aplenty, heaped at roadside stands, glowing in orange beauty on rural doorsteps, even lying like full moons in the fields."

 ~Hal Borland



Monday, September 20, 2021

Riders On The Storm

The jet trail of a plane heading into a fearsome cloud! I was glad we were on firm ground only watching.





Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sunday Sunset

 Though it doesn't look like it, these are in order of the setting sun.







As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love to those who fear him. And as far as sunrise is from sunset, he has separated us from our sins. As parents feel for their children, God feels for those who fear him.

Psalm 103


Friday, September 17, 2021

For The Birds

 We saw an Osprey the other day, such an impressive Eagle. They are also called Fish Eagles, as they sit above water and dive down to catch and eat fish.




Nearby, there was a Green Heron, such a secretive bird!


And our old friend, the Great Blue Heron.


Perhaps he thought if he couldn't see us, then we couldn't see him.

…From Humming-Bird to Eagle, the daily existence of every bird is a remote and bewitching mystery. ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson


Down To The Bone

 In our neighborgood, skeletons are EVERYWHERE now. You really cannot go even one block without seeing at least one. I actually kind of like...