Tempus Fugit

… time flies — not a very imaginative title, but that was what got me thinking this morning. I’m signed up for this service called Photojojo — I think many of us are. It sends me my own pictures from one year ago.

These are just three, simple tulips, but I remember vividly when I shot them … where I was and what it was like!

Gerry … my husband, was in France last year. Three weeks, he was away, and I had big plans how to spend those three weeks. I was going to take long walks, each and every day … that was one thing.  Walk to Rockwood Park with the camera, of course …

Well … it rained for more or less three weeks! One Sunday morning, it was looking half decent so I decided to take off right away. When I got to Somerset Street, the first raindrop fell on my nose!

So these tulips were shot outside the dry-cleaner’s  when I made a quick run to the grocery store, which is right below here.

Don’t think I’ve ever watched as much CNN like I did that period. First they killed that evil man in Pakistan … that was for starters! I never forget that night — I was just holding the remote to turn off the TV, when the screen went all red and they said that President Obama was about to make a statement.  Then, I followed the DSK case … Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whom you may or may not, remember, and there was also Arnold Schwarzenegger 🙂

Now, one year’s gone by … and what have I done?! It’s like John Lennon’s song «So this is Christmas»… I’m another year older, but have I accomplished anything … have I learnt anything new in my photography?! I honestly don’t know. I still like to take pictures of little flowers and ducks. Is that okay? I feel a constant pressure … that I need to move on … to evolve, and those are the times I must remind myself of that photography is my hobby … it’s a fun thing I do — not a competition or a job!

On a personal level, I’ve sure learnt a lot of things. One being to think really hard before I buy anything expensive … not on a whim! I’ll write about that in another, later post.  Let’s just say, that I was lucky  this time and it didn’t cost me a cent. I was really happy about that so I went out on the balcony and shot another little flower … this dahlia — I love its colours! This is the same flower I had manipulated in Photoshop in a previous post. While I was doing that … it took me quite some time to cut out the flower … I was thinking of Fibonacci numbers … that always tickles my mind to think about.

19 Replies to “Tempus Fugit”

  1. Hi,
    Loved the photos of the flowers, they are gorgeous.
    Isn’t it funny how sometimes no matter how well things are planned, it just doesn’t go the way we want. 😀

    1. Thank you, Mags! Most of the time they also stand still when I try to shoot them, and that’s always appreciated 🙂

  2. Whoa man, you meditate on Fibonacci numbers?
    Dearie, you’re much smarter than I! You don’t need to evolve, you need to relax!
    (That dahlia photo is filled with charm, color, and airiness. It’s gorgeous. Stick with your “little flowers”, but just realize that what you’re doing is actually Big Stuff.)

    1. In school, I had a really hard time with math, but I can’t help thinking about stuff like that … those Fibonacci series or whether the numbers on the clock radio turns out to be prime numbers, when I sum them up, in the middle of the night 🙂
      Thank you, about the flower! While in QC, we had a real garden, full of dahlias, but not much of a camera..

    1. Thank you, Karina … It’s kind of cool and unintrusive — two emails a month, with what you shot last year at that time..

    1. *tee hee* I don’t know that many people do … I mainly think of them when looking at stuff in nature …flowers … pine cones .. 🙂

  3. Love the photos. Especially the dahlia. I like Photojojo. Brings back so many memories. Some I remember so well. Some I had forgotten so nice to be reminded.

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