Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Not far from the hydrant, the cone was having a party of it's own...For Martina

Box of rocks, MSD

There is an expression here in the US, and probably in other english speaking countries, "Dumber than a box of rocks." Howard Stern has a quiz show on his radio show where he questions stupid people about obvious well known facts and they giggle and answer wrong. Our late night talk/chat shows have a ball during election years asking the average man in the street important topical questions, which they invariably get wrong. I saw British shows do it before Brexit.

So, finding this box of rocks by the side of the road, I put the expression to the test. It got three out of ten topical questions right. So the expression is correct. I almost removed the three correct answers when the box revealed that it voted for Trump.

Now I am off to find a bag of hammers.

Two kids playing in a cold Atlantic, February 19, 2018 75F/23.0C

Monday, February 19, 2018

Huffy, Jax Beach

There is something in the way the cheap little plastic lens in the Holgas renders color that I just love. This is proof the you should always have your camera ready when you exit your car.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Chair, hat and shadows, Roscoe

My favorite hat from Provence. It hangs on this chair when we're home so I will be reminded of Saignon when I go out or return.

Monsteras, Roscoe

My Monsteras took a bit of a hit from our three days of hard frosts. As usual, they are charging back.

Three from Nocatee.

 Nocatee is a giant mega-development near us. It covers hundreds of acres and is all brand new. I have been going there since it was roads through the woods. Because it is so new, it has developed very little personality or sense of place. When nobody has lived on a street for more than a year, there is no history. All the trees and bushes are small and all of the houses still wear their original paint. Places like this evolve as people personalize their landscaping, color scheme, even the buildings themselves. It will be fun to watch them change.

The shot above is the first of many that I took this day of the areas between houses. Some have well worn paths already, some are fenced over.