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Archive for March, 2010

Padawans

The force is strong with them.

My kids, the girl with the braid and the blond boy next to her, received their diplomas stating that their training as Jedi was complete.  I’m pretty sure I was giggling and wishing that I could have been up their with them.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f9; ISO 100; 1/250 sec.


Orphans

Oh, hi.  It’s been raining here a bit, and when it stops the rain leaves all of these little orphaned droplets behind.  Some of the plants in my front yard have been adopting these little orphans and displaying them in such a lovely way.

BTW, I’m feeling a bit silly this evening.  Hooray for weird.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f1.7; ISO 100; 1/80 sec.


Tulips

I was looking at the tulips in my front yard and this line by Gerard Manley Hopkins “sprang” to mind:

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring—
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush
;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.

- Spring

Hopkins was brilliant.  He could write amazing, inspirational lines expounding on the beauty of nature, and then descend into depressing, loathsome words running himself well into the ground for being less than a worm on a cosmic scale.  I love this guy.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f1.7; ISO 100; 1/250 sec.


The Bubble

This is the view on my drive home from work.  I pass the “bubble” everyday, twice a day, and it is one of those landmarks that everyone who’s ever lived in Abbotsford still knows as “the orange bubble.”  What’s funny is that just this year the tennis club that owns the bubble replaced orange for white.  To add hilarity to this, people in Abbotsford had some sentimental attachment to this orange bubble and still speak fondly of it.

Weird people in my home town.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f40; ISO 100; 1/20 sec.


Hockey, in reflection

My school’s grads had lost a floor hockey tournament against the staff, so the grads challenged the staff to an ice hockey game, in the hope that they’d win and regain some honor.  Then the students lost, again.  Ha.  Ha.  Hahahahahahahaaa…

I shouldn’t find that so awesome, but I do.  Old guys win again.

Pentax K20D; Sigma 70-210mm; f4; ISO 1600; 1/60 sec.


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