Just letting y’all know that we have real, live human company on the way! This is a good thing and I’m excited to have company! Arizona is coming to Uxbridge! Yay.
But … uh … we’ve got a little cleanup to do. Yes, I know we’ve left it to the last minute, but to be fair, it’s not a vast amount and I’m sure we can get it done. I’ll just be a bit busy for a while. I was going to be busy anyway because all those deferred doctor appointments are coming due during the couple of weeks. Now I’m trying to figure out what I can reschedule and what I have to take care of. That very long overdue appointment with the oncologist is a solid yes. Getting my teeth cleaned is a “go,” but I can ditch the gastroenterologist and reschedule the physical for another week. It’s not an emergency.
Leaving stuff for the last possible minute isn’t the best way to get stuff done, but it seems to be the only way we get them done, at least in this life. We seem to be allergic to advance preparation. I did, however, buy a new bed, new sheets and 2 pillows, so I wasn’t completely at a loss.
There is the usual dust. I need to put an A/C in the room.We can do it.
Or, as a former president used to say, “Yes. We can.”
In the course of events, I dove back into my Arizona folders and realized there are maybe a thousand more pictures ready for processing. So today, we are back in the desert … the gritty paths in the great Southwest.
From Nancy Merrill:
Looking back through past challenges, I found that I have never done a dedicated black and white challenge. It really surprised me. I love editing in black and white. When I was still shooting with film, I loved using black and white dedicated film, especially for slides. There’s something amazing about black and white images. They are instantly nostalgic and artistic.
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE)
From Arizona, three landscapes and a portrait.
For a woman raised in New York and living in Massachusetts, the desert is another world. The colors of the sky. The mountains jutting into the sky and giant cacti growing across the landscape. We have spent two vacations in Arizona and each has been glorious.
The Superstition mountains were stony claws in the sky. There’s a mine up there, but no one can find it. How could anyone find anything up there in the massive, raw cliffs? Could you even ride a horse or must you travel afoot? Seeing gold and silver — maybe a few gems secreted deep in earth or rock?
Nothing I have seen before or since was as massive as those mountains. Blue though the sky may be, the mountains dragged that bright sun to earth.