Today feels like a day for some random thoughts, especially since Shasta and I got in each other’s way yesterday afternoon, resulting in my having a twisted, sore foot. There’s not a lot I have to do today, so I’m going to stay off it as much as possible. Posting to this blog is something that can be done sitting which makes me a happy person.
Last week, MyPix2.com was selling vouchers for prints on canvas at a really good price, so I bought one. I did not have a particular photo in mind, but I have an open space on a wall in the family room that was crying for some kind of decorative item. I used to have a silk ficus tree in that corner, but it was a wonderful dust collector and I grew weary of dealing with it so it has migrated to a corner in the garage. Yesterday, I was scrolling through thumbnails of photos and found this one, taken last May at Beverly Beach. It looked like a good choice to play with.
I messed with this filter and that filter, trying one, then another – until I found a combination that resulted in this. Kind of a modernistic look, I thought. I walked away for awhile, came back, still liked it – especially the colors – so I have ordered this one on an 11×14 canvas. I think it’ll add a bright spot to that corner.
There are things that have entered my mind recently, random thoughts that have no impact on the world, have no real reason to be discussed, will not result in waves of “by jove, that’s it!” resounding throughout the nation, or really any other reaction of any kind. Good topics for a random day, I thought. For instance, have you ever noticed that loaves of bread seem to have an uneven number of slices? Why is that? Aren’t most sandwiches made up of two slices of bread, so shouldn’t the number be an even one? C’mon, bread makers, reduce the stress created by an uneven number of slices of your product!
Are you wondering how the photo above relates to the paragraph above it? No worries, it doesn’t. Random is the theme, you know.
Then there is this new thing in the toilet tissue world – double rolls. Purportedly double rolls. I have noticed, though, that many of these so-called double rolls are no larger than older rolls that I presume were just single rolls. Why is that? Who are you trying to fool anyway? Do I look stupid? Wait – don’t answer that question!
Did you watch the Democratic debate night before last? I did not. I did, however, see clips from it and read about it yesterday. I did not realize that three of the candidates were even in the race – I guess I live a sheltered life. Not watching seemed the better way to preserve whatever sanity I might have left. I am working at avoiding as much of the hoopla from all parties as I can, considering we have over a year before the election. I will read about the candidates’ positions, I will try to come up with someone for whom I feel I can vote. Unfortunately, so far I’m not very impressed. I might write in Josiah Bartlet – those of you who used to watch West Wing will understand.
We are having such an odd October. Our temperature has been around 80 more often than not, which is beautiful. But. I am ready for fall weather. I am ready for long sleeves and sweatshirts. Light jackets. That crispy feeling to the air. The grass to stop growing. The colors this year have been fantastic and I love that. But. I am ready for fall weather.
I’ve been enjoying the antics of the furry and feathered friends outside my windows. Speaking of which, a squirrel or squirrels just raced madly across the roof, jumping to the roof from my bird tree, causing a flurry of leaves to fall. At least I assume it was squirrels. If not, it could be I have either ghosts or am being invaded by aliens.
Since I am talking about squirrels, they certainly are determined little animals. This one managed to climb up the iron shepherd’s hook I have feeders hanging from – I’m not sure how he did it, but he did manage. From there, it took just a little time to figure out how to get to the feeder. A perfect demonstration of where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Those photos are not great because they were taken through windows, between branches of a tree, from a distance away. When trying to capture wild things, you get what you can and don’t waste time going for perfection. Or at least the amateur that I am does not waste time, going for perfection.
I think I have now decluttered my brain of those random thoughts that have been taking up space in there, so I shall leave you now, wishing you enough in your days, weeks, months and years. Make them good ones!