Doris’ blooming cactus bloom
I was lucky
to have been told that Doris had flowers on her cactus today. The last
time it was blooming I was tardy and the bloom was off the cacti. This
time I wasn’t late.
I even went back a few minutes later and took some more shots with a white background. It was a fine day for cactus blossoms.
The Fresher Roasted Beans
This week I tried some coffee beans from a new, relatively local, coffee roasting company. Northbound Coffee Roasters
located in Mount Shasta. They had some of their beans at our local
health food store, so I dug through the little 120z sacks and found one
that was stamped, “roasted on August 16”. I tried it, and I like it. The
aromatic freshness makes a flavorful cup using fewer beans in the
The driveway rose makes more blooming buds.
and a medium grind produces some of the sweetest coffee one can brew.
It also offsets the higher price of fresh roasted organic beans from a
small, local coffee company. If I can afford it, I plan to take the 1
hour drive up to scenic Mt Shasta to get some same day fresh roasted
beans, maybe even wade in the waters of Lake Siskiyou, take many pictures, and shoot some video, too.
I don’t have the gas to get up to Shasta this week, there are plenty of
beautiful sights and exciting events going on within a 5 minute drive.
is the air show, (minus one p-51 Mustang and pilot). I have been
invited to watch the show from Sandi’s mother’s backyard air show
barbecue, guaranteed to be 20 degrees cooler than out on the airport
On Saturday, at Lake Redding, it’s the annual Rubber Ducky Derby. Another great photo opportunity close to home, (about a minute drive).
Look. Up In The Sky
As the crows fly over the Treehouse Apartments
6.5 ton space lab is expected to de-orbit in a fiery display somewhere
over the earth on Thursday, (probably). If it happens where I can see
it, I will have my cameras ready.
I recorded the band playing the song I wrote for falling satellites when we played last Saturday. The dancers participated in the, ‘call and response’, as well as improvising a dance to go with the song.
After a little post production, I managed to upload it to Soundcloud
this evening so I could post it here as the song of the day. I even put
together some cover art this evening as well. I hope you enjoy this
blues tribute to falling satellites everywhere, (and when).
Artwork for falling satellite song
Today’s Relatively Appropriate Song;
Up by Phil