Friday, July 31, 2020

Flowery Friday 10, and blinking

Here we go, another Flowery Friday, brought to you by May 2 to 6th. It's funny, it used to be the work week dragged on and on, and Friday never came, and then the weekend was over in a blink. That isn't true anymore. It's all over in a blink.

Lured out of retirement and first month of work done. Blink.

It's been 4 months and a few days since we got home from New Zealand. Blink. Yes, really.

2020 more than half over already. Blink.

10 years in a few weeks since I did Ironman Canada. Blink. If you're new to the party, or feel like reminiscing, you can see links to the blog posts here. I might be talking about this a little more over the next couple weeks.

40 years since I moved to Calgary as a feckless youth. Blink.

Birthday soonish after mumbly-mumbly years here. Slightly slower blink.

To the flowers, which is probably why you came here in the first place.


2. I have my difficulties with begonias, but I keep trying.

3. I absolutely adored this tulip! I glowed in the light in a demure way, not like the brash molten glass orange or yellow tulips.














17. Sometimes what you crop out of a photo is even more important than what gets left in. These orange tulips stole my heart, and I took lots of photos of them. And yet it was tricky sometimes. Those blurry white tulips at the bottom are a distraction at best. The cropped version below is much nicer.













Of the Day

Curtis, disturbed from yesterdays supervisory duties.

Flowers, the lilies do a pretty good job of molten glass too.

White Peony, June 1, getting into the unfurling action.


Ribbon Creek

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Your weekend?

You may laugh, but I just today realized it's a long, long weekend. Friday is a corporate day off, and Monday is a stat. This is the first time I've thought about this in a couple years. I'm looking forward to sleeping in, if I can.

Lately there's been overnight construction noise, and it's really warm, which is not a good combination with my crappy sleep at the best of times. I've been up at 1am several times and 3am many of the other times, and once awake, it's hard to sleep again. Our open bedroom window faces west, to the construction noise, and it carries.

Work is going well. I'm happy diving in and SQLing the crap out of soon-to-be migrated databases. Even if my furry co-workers want to help. I can assure you with 100% confidence that a numeric keypad is not a kitty pillow, and especially not when editing SQL But I can't blame him for wanting to snooze.

I'm not sure what we're going to do this weekend. Probably much the same as we do the rest of the time. I got some library books out (not the Octopus book yet) so that might be part of it. Almost certainly there will be some BBQ, since there are items on marinade. Wine. Maybe spending some time tidying and organizing in the basement, since it will be cool there.

If I was doing a selection for the weirdest image of the month, this one would be it, hands down. It's edited a bit differently than usual, but not unusually so. Enjoy

Upcoming? I'm already working on Image of the Month, and Flowery Friday will ride again tomorrow!

Of the Day

Curtis From Christmas 2016.


White Peony


Ribbon Creek
You knew if there was distressed wood along the way I'd photograph it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Heron 1 to 10

We were out for a walk in Fish Creek today. At first I thought this was a hawk cruising over one of the engineered wetlands. But no, I'm pretty sure it's a heron, though if there is a specific kind of heron, I don't know which.

Normally, as I've said, I'm not much of a bird person, but when they're right there in front of me, what else am I going to do?

Posing nicely for me, as I cursed for not bringing the 70-200 lens.

Then again, it reconsidered that pose. Maybe it's going to have hard words with it's agent about working at lunch time.

And if things look weird from here down, blame Blogger. They're forcing me into a new interface that sucks slough water, and it kept moving photos around.

Of the Day
White Peony
Ribbon Creek