Saturday SundryPosted: May 26, 2012
Remember my photographic tribute to Pink Martini? The rhododendron flowers in the martini glass made such a lovely display that I put it on the dining room table as a centerpiece. Later in the day I noticed a beam of sunlight streaming through the blinds and highlighting the martini glass. This did not need much in the way of post-processing. I resized it for the web, adjusted the contrast and sharpened it a bit. I had the white balance on the camera set to “open shade” to give it a warmer color.
These and other photos have been languishing in the archives, wondering when I would take them out. Today seems as good a day as any.
M and I took a walk around Breezy Acres today to inventory the trees. He brought the photos we took of them right after planting. Seeing the trees on a daily basis, it’s difficult to notice the growth, but after looking at the photos from six years ago, I can now see how well many of them are doing. We’ve had a few trees die, mostly cherry and walnut. Otherwise, they’re doing pretty well in the Future Forest.
Still no rain. We had storms move through to the north of us last night. M and I sat outside on the deck and watched the lightning for a while. Hopefully we’ll get some this afternoon or evening. I’ve done my bit by hanging three loads of laundry out to dry. Surely that will attract some rain.
Sitting on the deck this morning while I sipped my tea, flower petals from the locust trees rained down on me. It looked like snow. It’s much too hot for snow, of course.
I just found out that Strawberry Season is here! If you’re anywhere near Mogadore, Walnut Drive Gardens has opened their strawberry fields for picking beginning today. The hours are posted at their website.
I reckon that’s it from the Bogs for today. Thanks for visiting. I hope you’re having a most enjoyable Saturday.