How about that! We made it through 1/12th of 2015 and we ain’t dead yet!
That’s gotta count for something, ain’t it?
So, February . . . perhaps what we need is a flower. A flower to remind us of summer days. A flower to remind us that this too shall pass. A flower to bring hope of a renewal, and for all the crooked politicians to spend some time in jail (it will be nice not having anyone left in Washington to screw things up), and for all the greedy CEOs to have to actually work, and for all the bullies — young and old, male and female — to get a terminal case of worms, and for anyone who would intentionally hurt another human being to suddenly lose cohesiveness and become no more than dust in the wind.
Yeah, I know . . . what are the chances crooked politicians would actually get indicted, let alone convicted, and for then the unthinkable happen, and they would go to jail.
Anyway, for a flower to do all that, it must be one heck of a flower.
Now, here’s the interesting thing . . . I cropped the photo, and I sharpened it a bit. That’s it. Nothing else; this is how it came out of the camera. Click on it for the larger version.
I considered using some post-processing, but I thought that what I tried, while interesting, did not serve the purpose of harbinger of hope for a better tomorrow.
I even tried a negative look . . .
It almost looks painted, but that is just the straight negative of the photo. Amazing, ain’t it?
No? Well, OK. Here’s the calendar for this month. If you want to see an even larger version than the above, just click on the photo below, and then click again to zoom to full size. Check out the center of the flower.
Right-Hand Click anywhere on the pictures, and Choose “Save Link As . . . “.
Note that clicking “Save Image” will download the resampled image (640×954, 72dpi) WordPress created for the post. Suitable for viewing on the screen, but not suitable for printing.
“Save link as” downloads the native size of 11×17, 300dpi, but can be printed smaller. Printing larger may have mixed results depending on how knowledgeable you are.
Of course, saving is not required . . . one can just ignore the post. If you are adventuresome, and it does not work, let me know, and I’ll try to fix whatever WordPress screwed up.
Disclaimers: I do not guarantee accuracy of the calendar. My general understanding of time is limited to it being (mostly) an arbitrary demarcation of the unidirectional flow of existence. Many instances in my life have demonstrated to me the disconnect between any hard measure of intervals of time, and the perception of said time intervals.
The world is getting so that one is hard-pressed to find something to smile about. I find myself wanting more and more to lose myself in music, photography, writing, and Nutella sandwiches. Oh, also panini di formaggio e salame.
Perhaps if I told a joke . . . . What’s the difference between roast beef and pea soup? Anyone can roast beef.
Did you laugh? No? . . . hmm . . . how about this: What do you call a boomerang that does not come back? A stick.
Come on, you had to laugh at that one!
OK, OK, one more . . . What do you call cheese that is not yours? Nacho Cheese.
Remember, you don’t have to use the calendar portion . . . you can cut out the bottom part, and you have a picture to hang on your wall.
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