So… where was I? Oh, yeah. I can get silly sometimes.
My mother bought this snowbird in December of 2016. A traveler with a backpack, it was a nice addition to the home. It also gave me something I desperately needed since the conception of the blog: a decent avi. I gave that bird a few shooting locations.
And used it as my avi for my social media, updated for each season of Maine: winter, and not winter. And once my mother bought another one…
It was like the snowbird versions of us. Except neither of us wear scarves. Nor do we attempt to stand on railings. (I have stood on a car once or twice, so many years ago…)
The little plastic skeleton, introduced in October, 2016, may have been meant for Halloween, but… we’ve left him up ever since. ‘Cause hey, put a red hat or clover on him and you can call him Christmas Skeleton or St. Patrick’s Day Skeleton.
He’s always the charmer.
Whereas, I am not. Forgive me, for I have selfie’d.
Of course, humor can come from unexpected scenes.
A flower that looks like it’s sticking its tongue out at you? Who says nature doesn’t have a sense of humor?
Random litter… human nature.
Over the years, I’ve seen tires littered by the side of the road, on the path less traveled, and, here, at Crescent beach park. (Who does that?)
Of course, birds may leave their feathers anywhere.
Perfectly timed photos are in a league of their own.
You have to get the day right for that perfect red. (Not that this one’s perfect.)
So many emotions attached to the months these were taken. I swear, one day, at least one of the dogs at Back Cove could sense my depressed vibes.
I’ll remind you that these photos are not retouched.
You really can’t beat nature.
But you can try to create, I guess.
At the USM Portland Library entrance hall, one (presumably student) painting reads “love,” and another reads “I HATE my sister”. Another is apparently saying ‘no’ to brown sevens. It’s not my duty to judge… but some of them are pretty decent.
But not as decent as Amato‘s ziti with meatball & cheese. 🤤 It used to be a favorite of mine, so many years ago— over a decade, I think. (God, I’m getting old.) I was meaning to get that photo in to a post somewhere, but I hadn’t enough photos for a full post, and the late October blackout and everything. …Okay, so the blackout came two days after I had the ziti. Sometimes, there’s just no place for some things.
Of course, someone owns that redbicycle.
Still held on to that R.M.S. Titanic boarding pass made for the Portland Science Center from 2016. If you missed the exhibition, here’s my part I on it.
Well, that’s it for now. I took over 2,000 photos in 2017, but can only cram so many into one post. (And 2,000 is part of why it’s taking so long to put together each part.) I’m thinking of finishing this “Year In Photos” with seasonal shots: greens, sands and precipitation. But right now, I must rest my weary head.
Until next time…