21 September 2017
Best news line today:
"Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler... has died. He was 95...The former middleweight champion died Tuesday... according to his longtime fiancee, Denise Baker."
To be 95 and fianced - now THERE'S a story!
However, the truth is slightly less inspiring: other news stories noted that Denise and Jake actually married in a quiet ceremony in 2013. But he still robbed the cradle...er... walker?
If you're wondering what this has to do with today's photo, keep pondering... and let me know what you came up with! (Comments left as Anonymous do not require a log-in.)
20 September 2017
Struggling a bit to scoop decent bites out of this lovely from-a-friend's-garden cuke, I gained a whole new appreciation for how smart my mother was in managing the seven of us.
Give a stubborn 5-year-old a spoon and half a cucumber and they'll probably stay occupied for a good hour, plus wind up full of self-satisfaction for having done this amazing feat of foraging all on their own!
19 September 2017
On photography: "The moments of life are ephemeral and unpredictable. We must capture the best ones and keep them safe in our hearts."
From Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs, page 151
17 September 2017
Of course, I laughed and wondered aloud if I should, perhaps, be offended? Our serious ticket seller appeared confused by my quip.
I suppose when you're still wearing teen braces, everyone older than you appears ancient.
Commitment to my latest skin serum is redoubled.
Ironically, this little incident would have been avoided had we known that ALL matinee tickets are the same price.
16 September 2017
"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time."
-John Berger (1926-2017), English art critic
From Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs, Part 2 intro page
14 September 2017
In reality, it's really smoky in most of Montana.
BUT they say rain - or even perhaps a freeze, with snow in the mountains! - is coming yet this week. Hurrah!
(Yes, we are excited about early frost; somewhat sad, but true.)
13 September 2017
11 September 2017
Weekend winds cleared the air in the Missoula valley to astonishing clean, but the view toward Lolo, Montana, (centre of photo) still shows thick smoke fug lingering further south.
After so many weeks, the clear air was almost unbelievably bewildering, even while we were thankful to breathe deep and get active outside.
(Sadly, pessimism lurks with thoughts of "Better enjoy it while it lasts!")