Thursday, November 17, 2016

Odd pairing.

I went for a walk around the local planned community, romantically self-named the Municipal Service District, or MSD (just evokes all sorts of beautiful images......or not)  I passed this agave, which I always photograph, mostly badly. About a mile further on I saw this sheet of semi-opaque plastic film, hanging from a fence and took only one shot, not like me. When I looked at the contact sheet in Bridge, I noticed the similarities.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

For Martina...a rare albino.

Call Bill O'Reilly!!!

For years, Fox News and Bill O'Reilly have railed against any attempt to take Christianity out of Christmas. They call it the War on Christmas and waste a lot of time manufacturing outrage at this war. Our Thanksgiving holiday is blessedly non-denominational. It is about family, not religion. It is a time to give thanks, to God, to the void, to chance or to nobody and gather with family and friends and enjoy a great big meal. Please leave Thanksgiving alone.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Monstera deliciosa, garden, Roscoe

We are blessed, with our climate here in North Florida, to be able to grow, in our gardens, plants that most people have to bring indoors up north. This is one of the largest members of the philodendron family, and I have two huge ones near the water. This one is six feet (two meters) tall and twice as big around.

Beach dancing, Ponte Vedra Beach

This couple was jogging and the man would change strides every ten yards or so. He started to do sideways crossover steps and the woman followed suit. It sure looked like dancing.

Garden chair, Roscoe

I've had this chair for twenty years. It has aged in a most interesting way.

Trash bags, PVIC

 I was walking on the wall that runs along the beach here. There are evenly spaced trash containers on the wall. We were coming off three days of heavy winds and cooler weather, for here, so the containers were empty. The heavy winds pulled the bags out and blew them back and forth, thus scoring them in lined patterns. I stopped and took a bunch of shots. This is my favorite. Having the Holga lens on the camera was serendipity, as the softness makes it more ethereal. Luck  and always having a camera on me.

Friday, November 11, 2016

November crop

One of the joys of living here is that we have two vegetable seasons. I planted these sweet cherry tomatoes in September, expecting a bumper crop about now. Then along came Hurricane Matthew and all of them were severely damaged. I put in new supports and retied them and hoped. They have all started a comeback! This spindly little plant is covered with flowers and these are the first ripe fruits. Sweet as candy.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Old friends

 Some old friends from Vermont were coming down by here and stopped by for a great reunion and dinner. They came by our dock this morning on their way south.