Ginger was determined to hold her ground against the evil vacuum. I had moved all of the other furniture and she wouldn’t budge. I took this right before I dragged her, still in her bed, out of the way.
I wasn’t crazy about this image, but its the last on my card for August. I took it because of the way the light hit the flower and the combination of full bloom and dead blooms. It turned out kind of meh.
I played around with it a bit using some of the filters in G’mic and Nik (both are pugins for the GIMP).
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.
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.