Grass Seeds — No. 1

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.  

For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options:
1) Manually scroll through the photos by clicking the “<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos.
2) There’s a PLAY/PAUSE button near the top-left side of the screen with the transition set at about 5 seconds. Note: clicking the PLAY arrow will run a full-screen slideshow. You can then still use the”<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos as this will pause the slideshow.

If you want the full experience, keep reading.

I’ve always been partial to ornamental grasses . . . and I now have a couple of large clumps in my back yard. Obviously, I’ve taken a fair number of photos since I’ve moved here.

Since I’m not writing (my apologies to my throng of followers; got other stuff occupying my time) and I had a few minutes, I processed a few of the photos. I’m using strictly DxO PhotoLab 3 (an evaluation copy) to see if I want to pay what i think is a fairly steep price for the second upgrade in less than a year.

I like the company and the product but at some point, I’ll be leaving them behind. Perhaps this is the point; we’ll see.

I’ve included a SmugMug Gallery since I’ll be adding more shots than what’s here. But, knowing most people can’t find their way there, I’ve included crops of each shot; crops that show a bit more than the whole.

So, about writing . . . man, I used to write good, I tell you what. Well, maybe good is a strong word. Still, I had occasion to revisit a few stories from a few years ago and I find myself marveling at how closely my writing tracks what i like to read! I mean, what are the odds?!

I can tell you this: I will be doing some writing in the next ten days or so. How do I know?

Well, I got me a challenge, you see. These two brothers — twins, they are —and I are involved in a little challenge. There are no prizes other than the satisfaction of meeting the challenge.

The students in the class one of the brothers teaches have come up with “ending sentences or paragraphs” . . . and we’re charged with writing a story that ends with said paragraphs. We each get to pick our own, so we might all pick the same one or we might end up each picking different endings and writing stories to them.

The stories have to be finished by Thanksgiving day at noon and be 1500 words or less.

People might not know this about me but . . . I like prompts and challenges like these. And I like deadlines. In fact, I like aggressive deadlines and this ain’t it. I’ll probably end up waiting until the day before because I do my best work under pressure.

Meanwhile, I’ll be processing grass and grass seeds.

Oh, yeah . . . also building closets, doing some yard fall cleaning, taking care of maintenance items, and other manly stuff.

Thanks for reading and here’s the gallery of the above.

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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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6 Responses to Grass Seeds — No. 1

  1. So you are asking us to watch your grass grow until we see the results of your writing contest?
    How exciting!

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  2. Your grasses are lovely, and your photos of them are lovely, too!
    Bestest wishes on the manly stuff you are doing!
    Bestest-est wishes on the writing challenge! Let us know how it goes!
    HUGS for you and Melisa!!! :-)

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  3. AnnMarie says:

    Wonderful grasses and even more wonderful blurred background inspirations for me to painting. So, I’m going to SM to get me some real close-up views.

    Glad to hear you’ve got a writing deadline!


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