Picture #2 is so pretty I had to feature it.
On Columbus Day, I took my new camera on a stroll around the neighborhood. It was the first sunny day in about a week. Here’s what we (my camera and I) found. (Picture #2 is above.)
- A potted plant (it’s a hibiscus, I think) in our pool area. We filled in the kiddie pool years ago because it was too expensive to repair.
- The hibiscus bloom, taken from the same spot as #1, but with the zoom. The photo is unretouched, except for size. It turned out so lovely, it’s featured at the top of the post.
- A dry cleaner that delivers! I took the photo to remember the name and contact info, since I’m always forgetting to take stuff to the dry cleaner’s.
- Lulu! Is she not adorable? She’s part Yorkie, part chihuahua. She looks it, doesn’t she? (I also met Pepper, a shih tzu, and her owner, a Coast Guard officer who had the day off; but was too embarassed to ask if I could take Pepper’s picture.)
- The Leaning Tower of Alexandria, er, the George Washington Masonic Temple. The fence between our property and theirs was recently reopened. There had been a pass-through when I first moved in, but they closed it up years ago. On my walk, I met a man coming out of the bushes, and voila!, learned the fence had been opened once again. Yay!
- The Masonic Temple, full optical zoom. Still tilted. It’s claim to fame is an elevator that runs diagonally.
- And once again, this time using the “intelligent” (i.e., digital) zoom. It too was tilted, but I straightened it (a little) with my graphics software. (Although I have Photoshop, I prefer Paint Shop Pro. Simpler software for simpler minds.)