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April 2, 2015

Clearer Head

Thursday. Lights out around ten but awakening twice during the night and then awakening half hour before the alarm, wide awake and so up to get ready to head out to breakfast. Remembered to put a macro lens on the camera to see if that would take a clearer picture of that flower on the way home and futzed a bit with yesterday's entry before setting out for the bus stop across Grand. Still playing with the idea of catching that seven o'clock bus without a wait, something you don't do with bus schedules in Oakland.

Or anywhere else.

Well, in Germany I believe they used to talk about at least the trains being on time.

And, of course, no bus, so a walk on then to run into the bus again at the corner stop across from the theater as I'd done yesterday. We will stop with this meet the bus business. It's too short and easy a walk and much too complicated to play at juggling with an inconsistent schedule.

Back now on a clear and soon to be sunny day, clear headed, not tired after a marginal night's sleep. We'll go with the flow, we have photographs from yesterday to process, we have pictures to take we should have taken yesterday at the construction site. So obviously complicated, this retirement life.

Later. And so buzzing right along processing photographs, not tired, not bitching, the morning ending well. Another good day. Hey.

A quick walk over to the apartment house construction site to take pictures, the wrong time to be taking them as most of the workers were off having lunch, but it was time for me to get outside into the light. We'll take another look later.

Evening. An afternoon working on the Saint Stupid's Day photographs, finally finishing them and uploading them to artandlife by five. Two sections and, as always, we'll think about them for some time before we judge them.

An Inspector Lewis at eight that I'd seen before and decided I didn't need to see again, a new episode of Vera at nine-thirty that I started watching, but then flaked out and went to bed. Tired. Yes, a new Elementary at ten, but decided I was too tired to get up again as I could watch it online tomorrow with a somewhat clearer head.

The photo up top was taken yesterday at the Saint Stupid's Day Parade with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.