Mr F, at my office, one Sunday:
This is a sculpture on the roof of the Madison Museum of Art. Officially, you are not supposed to take pictures of the stuff in the Museum. But nobody else was up there, and why can't you take pictures of art? Get over yourself, artists. Me taking pictures of your stuff and putting it on a blog might be just the break you need. Snobs.
Wizard, Or Something:
Walking back to our car after the Museum, we went by Madison College, which has an arch leading to its main entrance. This guy is on the arch. He may be a druid.
NPR yesterday had a sad and also kind of mean story about a guy who refused to take pictures of desert flowers for his dying friend because he thought the pictures wouldn't look good, and I can sympathize with that because this picture is actually of a ghostly contrail from a jet that was lit up very faintly by the moon and looked like the spirit of a falling star, but in the picture it just looks like dark.
This is Mr Bunches, playing at the bike rack outside Madison College.
This is in our backyard. Mr F wanted to sit behind the bush and get some alone time. Mr Bunches was jealous of Mr F getting some alone time, so he joined in. You can see Mr F's reaction.
Flowers. In our backyard.
I've previously said that everything looks more significant in black & white, and that kind of seems true. I was just snapping photos and I liked the way those plants looked, with the patterns and textures being more noticeable for the lack of color. (Artists: I'll see your snobbery and raise you!)
So now, whenever Mr Bunches says he wants to go on that road, I say as loudly as I can "No, we can't. That road is owned by rich, mean people and we don't like them."
At the park:
Later that week, we walked to the water tower and park, and got to the pond just as sunset.
I particularly liked that one, until I got to the best one. It's a reflection of the clouds and the weeds in the water but looks like it could be dark sky with the sun breaking through.
This is the best one:
That picture above might be the best picture I ever took. You can see Mr Bunches, silhouetted in the lower right corner.
I was messing around with my camera, taking pictures of this little Easter-spinning-light-toy thing that Mr F had. It's a tiny bunny in a glass egg with spinning lights around it, but I liked these. They look like good sci-fi novel covers.