Being on Facebook, I have learned that there are lots and lots of t-shirts available for photographers. Those are the advertisements that pop up most often when I go on to check on all the odds and ends my friends and family are posting.
The t-shirt I like best has a camera printed on it and says, “I can stop time. What’s your superpower?” One of these days, I may just click on that link and buy one of those, because in many ways that is true. Photography does give us the ability to freeze moments in time.
Still, I find myself wishing this superpower of mine didn’t require a Nikon and, in fact, wasn’t just a catch phrase on a t-shirt, because this has been a ridiculously busy month and a half for me. I cannot put my finger on why exactly, but I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I was born a slow and deliberate person and as I age, I’m just getting slower and slower and more deliberate. Things just take me a lot of time and I can’t seem to change that. So when I add in appointments and other obligations, the things I actually enjoy doing get shoved to the side…like this blog, for instance.
Yesterday, I thought I would have time to post something, but my yearly eye exam was scheduled for the afternoon. I was happy to learn that my eyes are not showing the normal signs of aging that other parts of my body are. I was told that there is no sign of cataract or glaucoma. And the doctor was polite enough to not mention that when he looked though my dilated pupils, he could see that my brain was starting to atrophy and lose its elasticity. I thought that was rather kind of him. But those drops he used did put an end to me doing anything useful for the rest of the day.
Anyhow, thanks to the Nor’easter that passed through here last week, our fall color is pretty much gone. Sure, here and there, you may spot a nice bright red tree, but mostly what’s there now are the coppers and browns of the oaks.
Of course, the oaks never really completely let go of their leaves until the new ones come in. Isn’t there a saying that says, “Stubborn as an Oak!”?? If not, I may have that one printed on a t-shirt, too. There are probably people I know who would find that pretty appropriate for me.
Well, since I have it, I might as well exercise my superpower! Here are a few shots of autumn that I have frozen in time.