Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This week the the cold returned with temperatures below freezing. Still the sunny days are springlike and soon the warm weather will be with us on a more reliable basis.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
This warm weather has had a definite impact on the plant world. Trees seem to have budded-out overnight. I hear reports that the peach tree orchards are in full bloom, a month a head of schedule. The question is, will it last, or is it all a cruel joke?
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Is it a design that is so perfect it cannot be improved, or just lack of innovation?
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Not so sure I am very successful at that.
Most of my photos on this blog are square format, but beyond that there is a lot of variability. I tend to capture whatever strikes me as interesting at the moment without any plan or over arching idea or theme. Maybe that is OK, but I would like to build a "body of work" (his term) that hangs together as something more than a random collection of pictures.
So maybe I will. I am open to the concept. But I need an idea. Maybe there is one hiding in plain sight.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Vending machines can be very handy at times. If you want a bottle of water, a softdrink, even a treat of some kind, you only have to insert some money, then retrieve your product.
But here we have a vending machine that dispenses worms.
The thought of worms crawling around inside a vending machine is a little strange, but I guess if you are a fisherman and need something to put on your hook, it is a pretty convenient idea.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Of course neon gas only creates the quintessential red-orange signage. In this case there is also blue which is produced by argon and mercury. There are additional colors possible using other gasses, sometimes in combination with phosphor coatings inside the tube.
Neon led to the development of florescent lighting, todays widely used but less loved illumination technology. But that greenish-white light holds no magic for me, certainly not when compared to the colors of neon.