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April 20, 2015

Every Night

Monday. Not sure when sleep came last night, but lights out early by nine, and then soon to sleep, awakening but once during the night. Which is good. One would guess. Awake ten minutes before the alarm, up and off to breakfast thinking this day is starting out a bit slowly, but getting into the walk and arriving to have breakfast without any mishaps. Not that we have mishaps on the way to breakfast, you understand.

Overcast, sun later I would assume (we'll look at the weather site later to confirm), giving some minimal attention to yesterday's entry before posting and then a nap, make an attempt at a nap before starting again on the photographs. Sounds similar to many a recent Monday after a weekend's shooting: a bit tired, but coming around.

Later. A nap that included a half an hour of sleep. Felt better for it. Still overcast, sweater with a light jacket weather, but a walk over to the apartment house construction site to take the requisite set of unimaginative photographs and then on to pick up a box of Good & Plenty and a bag of salted peanuts in the shell. No chocolate covered ice cream bars, no temptation to get one. No indeed. Not one.

Still overcast, still quite cool, the afternoon spent working on the Cherry Blossom Parade pictures discovering I have enough to put together three sections of photographs for artandlife. Just the photographs today, we'll get to the web pages tomorrow. Only so much time you can spend sitting in a chair wresting over whatever mistakes you've made when making the exposures. (Well, there were some. It happens. Just babbling here I would guess.)

Late afternoon and the sun is finally out. They're saying a ten percent chance of rain through the rest of the week, but otherwise party cloudy. Today, in other words.

Evening. Nothing on television I'm willing to stay up and watch. Probably some time on the tablet and then lights out. Again. Be nice if we make this happen every night.

The photo up top was taken at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Parade with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.