The weather was brilliant today. I felt compelled to get out in the sunshine … get some fresh air, and I wanted to take some pictures.
There are days when I come back with close to a hundred pictures in the camera — when I just see stuff everywhere, and keep on snapping. Not so today! Perhaps I had my expectations set too high. Today, I think I had twenty pictures and perhaps one that I was remotely happy with.
After this non-winter, and before the green foliage returns it’s like even the camera itself is just screaming for some colour! We still have the grayish-brown that we’ve had all Winter.
Each time we drive by the Lutheran Church on Second Street, I look at the railing at the stairs, thinking I should take a picture of it some time. Today I did, and I didn’t get it the way I wanted it at all. Finally, I felt so stupid — this is a small street, with big apartment buildings all around. It was as if they were all looking at me, even though I’m sure they couldn’t care less.
There’s more to this idea than what you see in this picture. The entrance consists of three rows of these forged iron railings, here you see one yellow … curlicue [or whatever I should call it], next row has a green, and the third a red one. If you’re into taking pictures, I’m sure you understand my ‘hang-up’ about this … how you can get an idea in your head, but really can’t get it right in the viewfinder. I’ll keep on trying — perhaps when the sun is in a different angle will also help.
As I’m typing this, I’m watching CNN in the corner of my eye and the tornado watch. A huge one is right now in Salina, KS and my thoughts and prayers go out to the people there, my friend Julie-Ann, who lives very near Salina! To me, it’s all so unimaginable!
Here, at least a tiny burst of colour! These guys had spread from a garden, out on the street.
Those of you, who have followed this blog since the ‘Post a Day challenge’ started in January 2011, may remember that the title of it used to be COLDERWEATHER. I didn’t get it as a user-ID here in WP, but now it’s back … with its own domain even. When you look in the address field up above, you’ll see http://colderweather.net. I’ve had that registered for some time, but had it on Blogger and did nothing with it. Last night I decided it needed to come to life and moved it over here, where I actually write.
If you’re one of the ‘newer’ readers: The reasons that I like that name so much is
- I can’t stand hot and humid weather
- A song with Zac Brown Band with the same title