Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Random thoughts lead to random photos…

The other morning I was perusing the newspaper, as I usually do, when an obituary caught my eye.  While most obituaries say, something like “John Jones, 87,” the heading for this particular one was “Harry Lengas, the Eternal Optimist.”  I had to read that one through and take a second to say good-bye to this person who is someone I would have liked had I known him.
  The Eternal Optimist…what a wonderful legacy.

A bowl of blueberries is pretty optimistic!

We’ve had a weird spring.  Usually, we go from winter to dog days without much transition in between.  But this year it has been cool, overcast and rainy all the way up to Memorial Day.  I don’t mind the cool.  It’s the constant overcast that has me down.  Oh, well, I WILL NOT complain because there is absolutely NOTHING I can do about the weather.

Believe it or not...this photo is in color.

I have less than a month left on my Flickr 365 and I have mixed feelings about that.  On the one hand, it will be nice to not have that obligation hanging over my head even though it’s a self-inflicted one.  On the other hand, the day after my last 365 photo is posted is my next birthday. And that is something I’m not so enthusiastic about. But, as they say, it beats the alternative.

My latest Flickr post.  The explanation is on my Flickr site.  Poke on the green Flickr above if you're interested.

Greg and I went to the Red Sox game last week and came home with our very own World Series Rings.  How cool is that??  Of course, the Sox lost that game and the nine surrounding it, but they won yesterday.  I keep telling myself, the season is still young and while I don’t expect them to repeat with another World Series win, I do have hopes that they won’t end up in the basement.

BLING!!

Thinking these random thoughts made me realize how much I miss our blogging friend Nancy and A Rural Journal.  If you happen to see this, Nancy, I hope all is well with you and your world.


11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love your sock bling. :) pretty leaves. and i like that monochrome aka color shot! :)

Gail Dixon said...

How neat that your 365 project ends (almost) on your birthday. I think every photographer should do P-365 once. I learned so much from it. Your photos are amazing, especially the accidental b&w and the fiery leaves. Just amazing!

Brian King said...

Beautiful cloud formations! Gorgeous leaves, too!

Linda said...

I love random thoughts!
That sky is incredible...
I do believe our Blue Jays beat the pants off your Sox!
Nice bit of bling!
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Chatty Crone said...

That second picture is one of the most gorgeous shots I have ever seen.

Lynn said...

wonderful lake and clouds quite amazing that it is in colour! Those leaves are stunning!

Debbie said...

the clouds....the leaves, WOW, just gorgeous!!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love love love the clouds. ( :

Mariusz from Nowy Sacz said...

but the last, the list is the best :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Barbara, I read obits as well, both in the local weekly and whenever we are traveling and a newspaper is available. While I have never known the person (usually) i have come across some really interesting ones. I have never tried a 365 project, but commend you and others who have completed or are near completion. Sometimes self-inflicted projects are the hardest.

Rose said...

Today must be Second Shot day for me...again, I LOVE the second photo! I could look at it all day.