I was mezmerized by the shadows of water flowing under the ice, in our creek, ten days ago. The shapes fascinated me. It led me, finally, to try a video with my cell phone. I offer it here, today, in hopes it is of interest to some and of note by others, since it is a first for me. I posted it on our family Instagram address, but here I can show it in its full size. I am even including the last second as a reminder that I have a lot to learn, as usual. Were it ten minutes longer, it could be good meditation opportunity.
I am currently visiting family in Denver, where today there is a major football game going on. I am leaving the house shortly to see if there are any people at all in the stores; I hear that they will be deserted. If I get some good photos of empty places, I will be posting them later tonight, mountain standard time.
As a token of all the hoopla surrounding this big event, from someone who is in no way interested in football, I found a great sweatshirt at Goodwill for my grandson, to show that I can overcome prejudice of every sort. I have his father's permission to share this photo on today's post:
This sweet fellow is almost three, and he is indeed the one who is so photogentic that I have never been able to manage a photo that doesn't show his face.
So that's all for now, or I will miss the opportunity to shop in an empty store. More later, including some mountains. Ann, on the move
LATER: went out, not much traffic, more cars in the Barnes and Noble parking lot than in the Home Depot, stopped at a favorite shoe store (for someone with very long feet) and at a Whole Foods, who said their usual Sunday afternoon was way slower than usual. Some photos:
|This gentleman -- wearing a Broncos sweatshirt -- explained that he had recently been working a great many 12 hour days, and he was using today to get back in favor with his shoe-shopping spouse.|
|Two views at Whole Foods, from one spot. This staff member is a big Broncos fan but he was all right about working during the game -- said he could watch the game later.|
|Very friendly and laid back check-out clerks, all two of them.|
|Some traffic on Colorado Boulevard, but not the usual. Notice the beautiful day!|
To end, here are two photos in the mountains west of Denver, taken yesterday, with thanks for the beauty of our world no matter the upheaval we put ourselves through. I made these photos at the same spot, and I share both because of the difference it makes in how the camera is held. Enjoy!