The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. “A fortunate stroke of serendipity.”
Synonyms: (happy) chance, (happy) accident, fluke; luck, good luck, good fortune, fortuity, providence; happy coincidence
“The consequence of serendipity is sometimes a brilliant discovery.”
Some of my finest moments have been classic serendipity. I’ve been searching for something. It doesn’t matter what … but instead, I find something I like so much more than I expected, something different, unique, smart, fun.
I thought it might be a good name for a blog, especially in view of my completely unstructured approach to blogging. I really don’t know what I’m going to say until it starts to fall out of my fingers into a keyboard. I’m not sure I can think without a keyboard. It is part of my process, if I can be said to have one.
It is raining cats and dogs … not, belay that. It’s raining really hard. The dogs hate the rain and have to be herded outside periodically because housebreaking be damned, they do not like mud and they hate water falling out of the sky. Snow? They’ll deal with it. Not rain. Nope, not rain.
They are not ducks, they are not creatures of water. They are terriers — earth dogs — and a shepherd who herds sheep … and one miniature dachshund who can barely be compelled to get off the sofa to eat a meal (she prefers it be delivered to her so she can pick at it from her place on the soft cushions).
In view of the dreariness of this day which is supposed to be festive (a lot of barbecues cancelled today), I thought I’d post some bright, sunny pictures taken recently.
All the landscapes — Garry’s and mine — were taken with the Pentax Q7. All the macros were (I hope obviously) taken by me using an Olympus PEN PL-6 and my f2.8 60mm macro lens.
I’m pretty sure you will be able to tell which is which. Some of Garry’s landscapes will be mixed with mine. Signature on everything, so you can tell who shot what. Hope these brighten your day.
SERENDIPITY SWEATSHIRTS – A CURIOUS CHOICE?
Marilyn and Garry by Bette Stevens
I designed them myself. It was clear that the magic WordPress guy was not going to deliver the goods . On the other hand, I don’t want to advertise WordPress anyhow. I want something specific to my website. Serendipity and me.
So I enlisted the aid of CustomInk.com and their excellent design tools. It took a few iterations before I had a design with which I was pleased. And of which Garry approved. And several more weeks awaiting delivery. I decided on sweatshirts rather than tee shirts since the temperature is already dropping and our next stop is Jackman, Maine where I am sure it is already pretty crispy weather.
We’ll get some use out of sweatshirts, but not so sure about tees. I can always order tee shirts in the spring.
Garry, grumpily, having not yet finished his coffee, agreed to model for me. Even grumpy, he’s a handsome fellow and a fine model. You will notice I went with basic black and white, adding only the prancing Scottie as a design element.
Less is more. I messed around with fancier designs and with putting all the information on one side of the sweatshirt. That would have been cheaper.
But having it all on one page as it were was too busy … so … this is it. Cool, huh? CustomInk keeps your design on file, so you can order more of them in whatever sizes you like. For that matter, in any style or any color. These are Hanes shirts, so hopefully, they won’t do a lot of shrinking when washed.