The Day Is Long
When I first
went outside today, I noticed clear, blue sky and crisp views of the
distant mountains. It was a probable promise of great photo possibilities
on this, the longest day of 2012.
noticed that with less than a minute of standing still, I could feel
the sun’s radiation burning my skin. I also noticed that no one else was
standing around in the sun.
a few pictures of Lassen and Shasta Bally from the parking lot and went
into the mailroom to see what might be awaiting perusal. I brought
Erma’s MacBook Pro and iPhone with me when I went back up to my
noticed the other day that she wasn’t getting all the interactive magic
from those two devices, so I spent a little time tidying them up and
making them more fun for Erma to use.
showed Erma some of the things she could now do with her MacBook Pro
and iPhone, I walked across the parking lot and went up the stairwell on
the east side of A building so I could snap a pic or two of MT Shasta
from the second floor landing.
I could also see the wind turbines on top of Hatchet Ridge, so I focused a few shots on them before I stepped inside, out of the heat.
got to my door at the other end of the hallway, I looked outside and
through the latticework I could see a bird perched on the fence that
encloses the Fido play area.
up to going back out in the heat, just then, but I thought I would try
zooming through the glass door, threading a diamond in the lattice, and
focusing on the bird.
The Lumix FZ5 let me focus through the diamond with precision and ease.
I did go
out again around 6:00pm to return a book to the Library and to Trader
Joe’s to get milk and ice cream. When I returned to the Treehouse, I
noticed the temperature had fallen to 99 degrees. Chilly.
beginning to get a bit hazy. MT Shasta was no longer crisp and distinct
through the days accumulation of photo-chemicals, dust and pollen. I
could still see features on Lassen fairly well, but it wouldn’t be a
sharp sunset on either one.
one last picture of MT Lassen and called it a day, (even though it
remained a day for another 2 ½ to 3 hours due to the summer solstice).
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