“It was that time of dusk when there is a—deepening of the interior shadows. It is a melancholy time: all you need do is switch on one lamp and the inside and the outside will separate, held apart by the reflections in the glass, and evening will begin.”
― Rudolph Delson, Maynard and Jennica
Tuesday afternoon, I’m home sick with a bad cold. Took the morning to sleep and was planning to blog on the afternoon. But we have stormy weather today and lights are down. The no breakers are beeping like crazy, which does not help.
Yet, I committed to post everyday this month, so doing what I can with the resources I have (pretty much, my phone).
Those are some of the faces I see at the house when I’m the only living creature on it.
The watermark had to have a different font because my android phone does not have Gabriola font. Used Roboto Thin instead.
This week, I’m trying to write a post everyday, since I’m trying to participate on the National Blog Writting Month. Lately all my posts have been either flash fiction written in reponse to writing challenges, or photos posted in response to Photo Challenges.
Yesterday I posted a text, so today I’m shooting for a picture.
This beach that’s being framed is Hollywood beach, in Florida, where we mat my parents last April to go on a cruise together, departing from Fort Lauderdale. I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this wall with a window and the beach beyond it, being framed by the window.
And also a link to my previous post, which was not about glass, but it did include a pretty cool picture I took this morning of some frost on the glass window of my daughter’s bedroom
This post was written in response to Ailsa’s Where’s My BackPack Travel Theme Challenge: Glass
Hopefully this challenge will serve as the motivation I need to go visit the Museum of Glass, where Ailsa tokk her own pictures. I’ve been leaving in the are for 12 years, always wanted to go and visit, bu never managed to actually go. In case I do, even if not this week, I’ll make sure to post more pictures and link to the challenge… ;o)
I’m just about (in a couple of days, actually) to hop on a plane to go to a much brighter place at this time of the year, so if this theme came next week I’d sure have fresh-from-the-camera pictures to post.
But I’m still here, so I’ll be using some old pictures from previous travels.
I’m not a great photographer of anything, what to say of animals, who would typically move and try to hide…
So I sort of need friendly animals that will ‘pose’ to me.
The travel that I did that provided me with friendly animals the best was in 2003, when we went to the Olympic Peninsula, WA, and visited the Olympic Game Farm, in Sequim.
In this Game Farm, the animals are either at loose or on very small fences, and you drive by with your car.
You can also buy bread at the entrance and offer to the animals.
And THAT’S what make the animals so friendly. They always come for bread!
Here are the pictures and some of the stories from that trip.
Hey there, do you have some bread?
Zebras prefer grass. At least she was quiet…
The Yak came inside for some bread. After his nice visit my car had Yak drool all over
Grizzly. This was the funniest. There were fenced, so could not get too close. Then, he would ask for bread doing a beak with his mouth and then…
… politelly thank you with a wave of his paw!
Bambi was not interested on us 😦
Buffalos made my father-in-law freack out. He was screaming like crazy for us to close the windows. But the buffalo couldn’t care less about us…
The white deert was scary. If they saw us stopping for a peakc at the distance, they’d start running like crazy and get inside (or bump his nose at the window, if we managed to close it in time) asking for bread. Almost attacking us. Crazy ones!
Elks were fenced too. This one looked at us, but he was also not interested on bread.