Most of you may have noticed that I’ve been getting behind again on opening, viewing, and commenting on your recent offerings. I have an excuse (of course). Those of you who have been following me for a while will recall that I had a minor tragedy with the death of my old desktop computer and one of its resident hard drives a little more than a year ago (can so much time have passed already?!), and I’ve been working with just my laptop ever since. With my musical partner Ron having moved back to Omaha from Phoenix recently, and our renewal of regular guitar sessions and the need to be able to record again, I’ve taken the plunge for a new desktop. It arrived on Tuesday, two days ahead of schedule, and I’ve been spending every available spare moment building it up with my files and the photo and music software I need, so I’ve been somewhat out of touch. But I’ll be playing catch-up again very soon.
In the meantime, spring has been progressing here, though we still are getting some chilly spells. I made myself get out with the camera today to record some of the new blossoms on our young Pagoda Dogwood. It was quite breezy, and I made a couple of dozen shots, trying to catch my chosen clump of blossoms in a moment when they were stationary; I eventually succeeded and will post the result of that in the next day or two, but one of the images I made when the winds were having their way with me caught my eye as I was going through them for the first time, and I decided to see what I could do with it as an abstract. Here are my results—and, Adrian, Melanie, and Meanderer, this one’s for you.