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Unstitchable skies

The last photos on my card for March are a sequence of the interesting skies we had yesterday evening. A weather front was moving in.

I was hoping to stitch them into a panarama, but I didn’t have my monopod and the angles and scales are a little too wonky to pull it off.

For Bushboy’s Last on Card: March and Hammad Rais’s Weekend Sky.

Goodbye, February, it’s been real

Huddling camellia

It really rained yesterday and I noticed this bright, cheerful camellia when out with the dogs. It reminded me of how we sometimes walk when caught out in the rain, facing slightly down, the little petal almost looks like a hand put over to shield the eyes.

For Bushboy’s Last on the card-February 2022. This was my last on card, the header is my next to last on card for the month. Also for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

To April!

Martini night

We have a friend who hosts a Martini Night on the last evening of the month. When she lived near us we used to go, but after she moved to Oregon we did not. Recently they switched to having it via Zoom. I was at my sisters last month so missed it. But my husband joined in, except he didn’t have a martini glass, or a martini. He was told that he needed to up his game: the rule is that you can drink what you want so long as it is in a martini glass. We picked up a couple at a thrift store for this month.

Unfortunately they had to cancel last night because the hostess took a fall and broke her arm. We toasted her and health and healing.

Jacqueline is an old friend, literally, she will be 101 years old this summer. I’ve known her for about 25 years. She is a real character. Aside: doesn’t it seem like the people who make it to 100 or more still sharp are characters?

She is very social and has organized many movie nights and parties and, before our time, she hostessed the “Alki Opera”, a chance to dress in your best and watch an opera on VCR. For several years now my husband and I have met her and her family at Mount Rainier for a few days of mountain time. Last year they closed the lodge because of coronavirus, but we do have reservations for this year.

Jacqueline is an interesting mix of conservative and eccentric and you never know what you will wind up discussing when you walk through the door or pick up the phone. She always dresses in long skirts and looks very conservative by today’s standards. But when young she went to New York City (she is from Seattle so that was quite a journey) to study modern dance and was active in the promoting socialism. She also spent a good deal of time studying, and even published a book, about Newgrange in Ireland.

So, my last photo for March was taken to send to Jacqueline with a get well card: of our new martini glasses all ready to toast her and wish her healing and health.

The beginning of summer’s end

Oak leafed hydrangea.

This is the last photo I took in August. It seems like it is an almost perfect one to express the change of the season: still mostly bright and blooming with a bit of fading out in the flowers and a tinge of fall color starting to appear.

Bushboy’s Last Photo for August

Cee’s Flower of the Day

City Sonnet September Prompt: Welcome September