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Futzing around with the lights last week.

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May 2, 2009

So Exciting
Saturday. The morning has started well. Yes, I awoke at three to finish yesterday's entry (I was much too fuzzy headed to do anything with it during the day) and I didn't get much sleep before getting up again at six to head for breakfast and a trip farther on to the supermarket (orange juice, toothpaste and dish soap - all necessary items), which was accomplished with a relatively clear head thinking there's always a nap later if needed to put things right. I suspect I'm good for something like seven hours at a time anymore and if I get to bed early (as I did when I spun out last night) I'm going to get up early, no way around it. This is common amongst old folks, is it not?

On the way to lunch yesterday I passed the area they'd planted in palm trees near Scott's, my original thought when I first saw them being they didn't work worth a damn because they were planted way up above pedestrian level on a mound of earth to give them room to sink their roots and still be above salt water. Well, the mound of earth seems to have settled quite a bit since I saw them last and they've started looking a little better. Not sure what that means in the scheme of things, but I did, of course, shoot a picture.

Necessary stuff for everyone to know? Everyone waiting with baited breath?

You should have seen the crap I just deleted. Maybe that's a good sign, recognizing the inane loop I'm in. Best not to go back and read anything prior to the operation. No reason to learn there's no difference. Lost inside a cloud. You retire, you slow way down on interacting with actual people, the mind slips into The Sea Of Inanity, a well known place inhabited by many. Welcome me to The Sea, deedle-dee-dee!

Any chance this is a sign you're ready to break out of this, um, Sea, deedle-dee-dee?

Who knows, but the morning is holding, the head remains clear and I've been futzing around charging batteries for the speed lights. For what reason, other than it's easy, I'm not sure.

Later. It's been raining, I've been continuing to charge speed light batteries and it's closing in on the afternoon. So exciting, so exciting.

The photograph was taken futzing around with the lights last week with a Nikon D3 mounted with a 24 - 70mm f 2.8 Nikkor G lens at 1/60 second, f 2.8, ISO 200.