Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
- bokeh (boke-uh)
- A Japanese term for the subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photographic image
At first glance, bokeh seems like a clever way to avoid distracting attention from a photo's subject, but it's as important to the overall appearance of a picture much like the "empty spaces" in a flower garden enhance the plants it surrounds. I recently discovered that there's even a flickr group dedicated to Happy Bokeh Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Realizing that this injury is simple compared to so many others that my orthopedic surgeon treats, I've repeated this phrase a gazillion times since breaking my hand:
- I complained because I had no shoes,
until I met a man who had no feet.
Those covers didn't stay perfectly in place for long. As soon as Maggie and I were able to get Lori to go run errands, she and I played on the neatly made bed til it was all messed up again.
See the 15-second video on YouTube
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Okay, it's been only two weeks, but it seems more like a month.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
I'd already prepared for her arrival last month by filling the feeder and hanging it on the back porch, same spot as last year. Several minutes later, I was relieved to see that she'd discovered it in spite of its sun-faded salmon color.
And within the hour I heard the familiar buzz of the summer's first housefly.
Photo: The Daily Green
Thursday, April 02, 2009
|X-ray on left:|
Slight fracture ... simple cast ... fast recovery.
X-ray on right:
Spoke too soon ... reposition metacarpal ... attach pins ... surgery early next week.
Prior to Tuesday evening's ER visit, I went ahead and asked my husband to cut off the ring that my parents gave me almost thirty years ago. Even without the swelling from my injury, it couldn't have been removed without wire cutters.
I expect to visit a jeweler and have it fixed up good-as-new after my hand is all better.