Category Archives: Blitherings

Learning to Like Photography

For me, photography has always been an interesting dichotomy or dilemma, a sort of love-hate relationship.  I enjoy looking at photographs, but as someone who has always drawn or painted, to me, photography often seemed rather pointless other than “creating … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Biscuits

Instead of the usual corn tortillas to go along with our homemade chili verde, I thought cornmeal biscuits were a good idea. At first, cornbread floated through my mind, and then I thought of biscuits . . . why not … Continue reading

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Bilious Green Horrors

A nightmare of green. This is Rollei Crossbird Creative Edition film. It sounded interesting. In a green-ish landscape, it is a nightmare of greens. This looks like something designed to torture. As you can see, with too much green it … Continue reading

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A Day at the Movies, Sorta

Above, what looks rather ominous (IMHO), are really windows from which cameras could shoot water scenes.  I think the African Queen, with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, was shot here….maybe from these windows as they floated along! Corriganville Park was originally … Continue reading

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Dirt Road

Yesterday it rained. Tomorrow it will rain. Today, maybe it will rain. Here, in the drought, a tropical summer thunderstorm is something that I have never seen in SoCal. It will be interesting to see how this affects the dryness … Continue reading

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A Day in the Garden

As we head toward 100 F weather this weekend, I am glad to have taken the time to head out, once again, to the local botanical garden.  It is always such a refreshing place to be – new things to … Continue reading

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Dry Spring

We are in the middle of a serious, serious drought.  Water issues should have been addressed four years ago, but weren’t.  Now we are looking at shortages of water unprecedented within the state of California.  There are arguments and court … Continue reading

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