For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: coast.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: cast off.
For this week’s prompt, I am choosing curve. I love the curve of the beach and the shadow and the cliff, all mirroring together.
Attach your favorite examples of curves in photographs and I will list them next week. Have a wonderful Monday. ________________________________________
Last week’s prompt was detail.
Bushboy checks in with a flower detail new to me.
My daughter and I hiked North Beach yesterday, for my birthday. I am off for two days of vacation. I was trying to identify this bird and didn’t figure it out until I was home. A harlequin duck. What a beauty! But having time with my daughter is the best gift.
This is for Norm2.0’s Thursday doors.
Norm’s photographs today are of 11th century doors, well, I am so jealous. My local door pictures are feeling unsatisfying. I like this door to the ferry though, more of a virtual door, with the ramp up and waiting. I went out this morning and with the cloud cover everything was shades of blues and silvers and greys, except for the wind sock.
I like all the cormorants on the pilings too, waiting to warm up.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: haze.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: jet.
I am going to use the meaning of the color jet: jet black. The color is from jet, lignite used in jewelry. Lignite is a precurser to coal. I have a necklace of jet beads from my great aunt.
This coot is jet black in the sun and against the water. Coots look self-contained to me, shyer than the ducks. They look down in the water and make noises to them selves, not like the insistent mallards. They move a little bit robotically. The neurological wiring seems more primitive than the ducks.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: exercise.
I have not been exercising this week, since Monday. I have barely left the house! but influenza is like that and it’s a time to rest.
I photographed this pair of American wigeons napping last weekend, at Kai Tai Lagoon in the sun. Napping in the water, how clever, I can’t do that. I do think I woke them, but at least one returned to sleep. Hopefully I’ve learned my lesson in the past too. I have to rest when I am sick and return to exercise afterwards!
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: brilliance. The brilliance of the sky reflecting in the water.
I am so blue, Beloved
about the things I can’t heal
about the people I can’t heal
about the relationships I can’t heal
I take my own advice
and walk after clinic
and the beauty of your sky, Beloved
I am with the trees
water water water
blue in the evening light
we only see the surface
of the water
not what is underneath
it reflects the sky
people are like water
we only see the surface
and see ourselves reflected back
my office manager came from hotels
this is so much harder, she says
and I say yes
because we see the depths
this person is behaving badly
yelling on the phone
calling crying yelling
but we both know
how much they are suffering
how much they want help
how they won’t listen or accept help
they want what they want
these people are breaking down
in the holidays stressed
I just long for rest Beloved