Saturday, August 08, 2009

Leftovers & Odds & Ends

These are photos I took in the last week but that didn't fit in with the stuff I published here during that time. I have a habit of setting out with a purpose, but if something catches my eye on the way there, I'll catch that. The female Goldfinch watching me gyrate and hop about like a maniac while I tried to get a shot of her with no branches in the way (top left) was taken on my way back home after getting the shots of the rock sculptures I published on Monday. The Buttonbush bloom (top right) was taken Sunday on my walk, but when I got home I was more focused on getting that shot of me with the Newcastle Brown Ale for Megan. And the shot of Touro Synagogue (bottom) came about because I've been wanting to take that shot over the new gardens eve since Sunday, when they finally opened that new courtyard (part of a renovation project including a visitors center), but the lighting was just too bright. We finally had an overcast day on Thursday, and I rushed down to get this shot in just the right light.

Citizen K's been visiting Ireland for a good chunk of this summer, and in his blog entry this morning he described how he got trapped in a parking lot by a landscaper's truck and rig. Being who I am, this set up a musical association in my head, and all I could think of was the Genesis song "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)", about the lawnmower man sitting down to lunch at 1 o'clock. So I hopped over to YouTube and found the appropriate video, a vintage one with Peter Gabriel still performing frontman duties. So enjoy! (See Paul, I knew I'd find one!)

Photos & text © 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger
PS -Don't forget to pop over to Just A Song for my entry on Gillian Welch's "Elvis Presley Blues".


  1. Roy, niiiice way to end a fantabulous day! Wish there was more of Peter Gabriel on playlist. This is a fave! Thanks :)

  2. The expression on the goldfinches face is so sweet--like she's trying to figure out what that human is doing!

  3. I agree with Megan, left-overs are good. Sometimes it is a pleasure just to browse without a theme. Nice post.