For the second snowfall of the season, which happened over the last two days, we got around 4″. (And you can click here for the first snow, short-lived.) We’re expected to get more precipitation tomorrow, with temperatures in the 20s and 30s.
So I finally got an app to get around the built-in Camera app in the iPhone— its “auto” for all the settings. Bright light sources “normally” come out a bright blur. (It’s in part due to the spectral sensitivities of less expensive cameras.)
And it was about time. The “super moon,” as you might have heard of, was out Sunday. It’s the time when the moon is both full and closest to Earth. So let’s see what I can get out of the camera now that I have, with MuseCam, the ability to lower the ISO and exposure… Continue reading Lunatic→
Yesterday and Sunday I slept longer than expected, that I rose later in the afternoon. (Of course both days I went to sleep between 8 a.m. and noon.) These days it’s like I need to sleep in, sleep the day off, sleep it away— just go to bed and not get up for anything. Getting to sleep and having no reason to get up is not without its obstacles Continue reading Rest→
For anyone actually looking to understand autism (instead of leaving it to stereotypes or misuse of the term), or care about human rights for that matter.
Every individual is different, regardless of strengths and weaknesses, etc. The spectrum is broad enough, I should know, seeing / coming across / visiting so many people on it. (And being an Aspie myself.)
Actually autistic people must be allowed to lead the understanding & conversation.
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Trigger warning – although this post doesn’t mention any detail of abuse, it is about the dangers of teaching someone not to trust in their right to say no
From a young age I was taught three things:-
The messages I get from my body are wrong
Not wanting to be touched is wrong
That I must override these feelings to be accepted
From encouraging an autistic child to give up a harmless stim (which may be helping them to cope with negative sensory information), to telling them that eye-contact doesn’t hurt (when it does translate to pain for some), or that hugs are pleasant physical contact (when they may be too much sensory information all at once) or that labels aren’t painful (when the feeling of being clawed at may be very real), navigating what will be believed as real, and what will be dismissed as silly or attention-seeking…
And the temperatures are expected to remain low— as high as 48°F (9°C)— in coming days, freezing point at best overnight. So the snow (or “light sleet”), as far as I know, won’t clear soon. Of course, light rays cause evaporation, not heat… AccuWeather only gives us “sunny” on Friday. Goody.
When you live around trees, you’re bound to see the transitions of their leaves, their fruit, etc. But even if you regularly engage in photography, you still may miss the best moments to capture the colors. Windows of opportunity can be short; I was lucky to capture some reds last year.
This year, the reds hit brown by the time I got there. (Of course, it’s November now.)