Friday, May 30, 2008
I am probably most comfortable hiding behind the camera like I'm doing in the shot above. As visitors to my blog probably know, I like the take photographs. Therefore having a shot of me taking pictures seems to make sense in terms of this self portrait. I took the shot above outside a doctor's office. I find it relaxing to take my camera with me to doctor's appointments and grab a few photo ops as they come up, usually outside. The second shot is of me in my garden last weekend. I used the time release and set my camera on a small ladder for the outdoor shots. I love to be outdoors in my garden so that is a part of my self portrait. My garden is a bit on the wild side which suits me most of the time. I often mention my secret garden and as you can see in the shot above, I have privacy screening in the form of overgrown bushes. The last shot shows me in my garden drinking coffee with a raincoat over my nightgown which is pretty typical of me. I love coffee and I often go outside before I get dressed but I don't want to scare the meter readers so I try to remember to put something on over my nightgown. Unfortunately, my gas meter is within the borders of my secret garden, and if I am outside déshabillé, I run the risk of frightening the meter readers who run from yard to yard. I guess that's it for my self portrait and it's about time for me to get dressed.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
When we got to the point of our walk where we were going to turn around, there was a sign posted about an upcoming meeting about the restoration of the stream. Not sure what will be involved but Bill said he would go and report back to me. I should probably go myself but he can fill me in on whether or not there will be volunteer opportunities that I could help with.
I definitely would be interested in helping out if I can, within the context of some of my current physical limitations. I try to pick up trash when I walk on the trails but I fear that's about the extent to which I have helped maintain these trails which I enjoy so much. Bill told me that stream restoration usually involves dealing with erosion and flood prevention but that these streams don't seem to have an obvious problem with those issues which is part of why he's curious about what the meeting will be about.
I decided to go ahead and put up a new blog header since May is almost over and my other one was about May being Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. Since summer is starting soon where I live, I thought I'd still go with a safe sun theme. I don't know whether my melanoma was caused by UV exposure or not but I know that I for one will never feel the same way about unprotected sun. I don't hide from the sun but sensible precautions make sense.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The mural made me think that perhaps the baseball had been knocked out of the park and was sailing over a skyscraper. You can click inside the photo above to get a better look at the mural and I also did a recent post with a closeup of the mural on my other blog. Before I got on the freeway that would take me home (I live about 30 miles from my office which is why I LOVE working from home), I took a few photographs of the downtown Durham neighborhoods which have been fixed up.In some ways Raleigh where I live, and Durham where my office is have both had a move back downtown in terms of the neighborhoods. The older houses which used to be decrepit and falling apart have been restored and fixed up and it's nice to see that.That's it for my weekend snapshots. I went for a walk on Sunday (today) with Bill on a new trail I stumbled across on Monday and found out where it hooked up with the trails I'm familiar with but I'll save that for another post.
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