Puddle Forms


This is a gutter, a puddle, and some fallen leaves. It wasn’t much of a photo, so I put it through a color inverse filter. I rather like how it turned out. The lighter blue shape in the middle of the bottom is my shadow in the puddle, now lighter than the rest after inversion.

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Walking Around Today


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This little guy/gal was sitting on bright yellow plastic “bumper” tubing along the UW-Milwaukee Panther playing field fence.

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Bus shelter on the corner of Maryland and Locust. 😛

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This is one of my friendly neighbors and her Great Pyrenees. “Annie” is her fifth GP and she adores the breed, though readily admits that they are a lot of work, they shed a lot, and they aren’t for everyone. Annie is one gorgeous beast!

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The city is about to dig up some roads near my house and there are piles of bright aqua-colored pipes lying at the ready. This shot was a nice idea, but my phone didn’t quite get where to focus and I didn’t stop to check before walking on. I’ll have to try again. 🙂

Upsetting the Dead


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We had a sudden and strong wind storm last week that brought down branches and entire trees overnight. There are two cemeteries near my house, one very well maintained and the other not so much. A day later there was no evidence of downed wood in the first cemetery, but a week after the storm the other was still strewn with stuff like this. This large maple took a hit, lost a major part of its crown and pushed over stones, upsetting the dead in the process. *shiver*

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I didn’t notice any of the larger memorial stones being knocked over, which might be luck . . . or maybe the strength of the wealthier dead. Actually, the upright tall stone in the middle represents the family who got knocked about below.

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Like a giant claw, reaching down to grab souls. Or just a maple tree crown. You decide.

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Strong breeze brings trees to their knees. (sorry)