Decided to bring back the blog, new title and purpose notwithstanding, as I have missed my daily journaling and the cognitive discipline it has produced for the writer. If the weather this spring does not convince even the most signifcant doubters of climate change-they are hopless. From the warmest winter, coldest spring, and today only 54F with the pellet stove running tonight. This after 92F a week or so ago.
Most of the Oriental Poppies are in full bloom with some latent buds ready. This pastel orange with deep brown interior around the seedhead is a striking combination. Always the first to bloom at the farm. Most of the gardens have attained an average height of 3 feet and with all the rain have developed rather exponentially, compared to previous years. I keep a hardbound journal each summer with recommendations to myself for the following spring to aid in new plant selection and placement. After a season, in the Fall, it becomes clear which things need to be moved.
I have ordered a 70's Olympus RC from Ebay-a very dimunitive rangefinder. It was my first 35mm camera and I foolishly let my later copy get away from me a number of years back. It will be nice for shooting snaps of the grandsons while they visit, without having to take all the steps that the Agfa Isolette III requires with wiggly boys. For still subjects the 6x6 square negatives of the Isolette is much superior.
“There's relief in not having to be outside. No gardening, no mowing the lawn, no tyranny of long daylight hours to fill with productive activity. We rip through summer, burning the hours and tearing up the land. Then snow comes like a bandage, and winter heals the wounds.”
― Jerry Dennis