Saturday, February 10, 2018

Photo Journal of an Atypical Day of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene

An Accident at Kennedy Fitness Paso Adventure


I'd been feeling guilty about not using my gym membership much this month, so I decided to go today. I had two other reasons for going, too. First, I wanted an excuse to finish a book I was reading, and I could do that riding the stationary bike. Second, I knew two of my favorite photographers had their work on display and I wanted photos to share with you.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene


As I drove into the parking lot, I saw the scene above. I found a place to park, and then went in, hoping no one had had a stroke or heart attack. Lots of us senior citizens exercise here.

When I got inside I learned that a woman had fallen from the rock climbing wall. I saw her on a gurney just under the wall and the paramedics were moving her leg. I hope she is not too badly hurt, and will heal without too much pain or permanent damage. I have never dared to take up rock climbing. I'll stick to riding that bike and walking. 

The Photo Exhibit


The photographers with work currently on display on the walls at Kennedy Club are Dean Crawford Jr. and Deb Hofstetter, both of whom I saw in their studio Saturday night at Art after Dark. These photos and paintings are all part of the display.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene
Picture on lower left is by Deb Hofstetter. The others are by Dean Crawford, Jr. 

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene
The picture on the left left is by Deb Hofstetter. I believe the one on the right is by Dean Crawford, Jr. 

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene
I'll let you guess who did each of these. If you belong to the Kennedy Club, come in to see if you guessed correctly. 

A Walk at Larry Moore Park

The Dogs


I wanted to get some sunset photos again tonight, so I set off for the park as the time drew near. I was not too thrilled when these two dogs who should have been on leashes almost knocked me down multiple times. Their owners had no reason to give why they were loose, but it didn't seem to bother them to be violating the law as long as no one was there to enforce it.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene
These dogs should have been on leashes. 

The Trees


On the way to the park I passed the lemon tree I had seen packed with fruit in December. I wish now I'd been brave enough to knock on the door of its owner and ask if he wanted to sell any of the beautiful lemons. It looks as though the frost got them instead.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene
Lemons Bitten by Jack Frost


As I walked by this Bradford pear tree, I could see it was budding already. I expect to see it bloom within a week or two in this warm weather.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene
Bradford Pear Tree Budding

As I passed this pepper tree with its dried fruits, I could not help but notice the contrast with the bright colors the peppers trees had displayed in autumn.  Winter in the park is drab in comparison.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene
Pepper Tree Fruits Dry on Bare Trees in February

The Sky


When I started my walk the sun had just disappeared below the hills, but it was still golden.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene

After a few minutes it became more pink.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene

Pink turned toward orange a few minutes later.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene

In no time the contrails had combined and turned bright orange.

Photo Journal of an Atypical  Day Full of Art, Nature, Dogs, and an Accident Scene


Although life seems pretty routine most days, this one stands out as unique this week. Maybe I should get out of the house more often.


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