Sunday, March 16, 2008

Picture Post, Sunday March 16, 2008

A hodgepodge of things.

I was going to go out yesterday, Saturday, and wander and photograph some things, but by the time I was ready to go, I was in misery with my back.

I took some medicine which eventually lowered the pain level, but when the pain finally drops, I feel as if I had run a marathon. That seems to be the trade-off for me. Take medicine and lower the pain, but though I feel much better when the medicine kicks in, I'm too exhausted to really want to do anything.

So I had to resort to digging through some of my stuff over time to post here today.

That's why it's such a mixture.

This is an old, remote cemetery in LaSalle Parish in Louisiana, where a bunch of my relatives from my Dad's side of the family are buried. We went and visited grave sites like this, last time we were in Louisiana. I thought this one made a decent moody black and white photo.

I'm woefully ignorant of plant and flower names, but Lovely Wife tells me these are Mexican petunias. Since she bought them and planted them, I go with her word on that.

A wasp checking out one of our bougainvillea blossoms.

Birds on some wires above US1 in Melbourne, Florida. Nothing special, I just thought it was neat the way they lined up there above the highway.

As someone who has always been intrigued by history, especially people like Columbus, Francis Drake, Robert Cook, the seafaring explorers; I know they would be amazed at the technology available on average, privately owned boats these days.

GPS, radar, radio communications, satellite phones.

But those old guys had to do everything the hard way. They were a gutsy bunch.

Have a great Sunday everybody!


Norma said...

I was chatting with a friend at church last night recently returned from her condo in FL, and it turns out it's in Melbourne. 2 years ago I wouldn't have known where that was--well, still don't except for the famous photographer who lives there. Hope the back gets better and the energy returns.

Sharon Lynne said...

Hope you're feeling better soon.
So sorry your back is such a pain in the butt.

I liked the pictures. Very beautiful "Mexican Petunias". The grave yard photo is cool. We have an old family graveyard in New Jersey...but I haven't been able to visit.