Stories

Crocus

My mother-in-law insist that we should go to the store an buy some more Crocus to plant in front of her condo…

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”

I was been a dick and told her is not worth it. These flowers probably last a week at the most.

The always bloom at the start of the Spring season and basically signal that Winter is done.

It always amazing to me how nature knows these things…

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

As i grow old, the winters seem to be getting to me more and more. The cold gets inside my bones and my feet are always cold.

This is going to be the year that we work fully on our new yard and garden. I know my wife is planning lots of things and I can wait to get it looking better than it did last year.

Spring is welcomed once more!

Topaz Studio

I couldn’t resist putting these through Topaz Studio (Impression Filters). In this case the queen of the flowers and a favorite of mine: Georgia O’Keeffe.

Goodbye Sunrise

We woke up at 5:00 AM after going to bed around mid nite, so very little sleep.

The anticipation of the upcoming trip back home and the unfrequent flyer jitters meant a fatigued night. We were both sad that our vacations were coming to an end and that we had to say goodbye to family and friends.

We had finished packing everything the night before so all that was left was the toiletries and knickknacks.

We made our way downstairs and placed our bags in front of the door.

The quietness of the hour made us pensive and we sat on the living room trying to absorb the last images of out homeland. Like making mental photographs for posterity.

My brother came downstairs and we put the bags in the car and said goodbye to the city…

The streets were empty and devoid of people. The capital roads, usually full of traffic, were also telling us that we were going to be missed. We crossed the city at record speed and in a few minutes, we were on the road to the airport.

Our goodbye sunrise…

Our goodbye sunrise…

This moment came and changed the whole perspective of the ending of our trip. The mood was quiet in the car. Partly because of tiredness, partly because we wanted to savor the moment.

The sun was saying “So long, come back soon, we’ll miss you…

We promised we will!

New Office

The new office in the new house is coming along nicely...

360º image of the new office...

360º image of the new office...

After months of things to do at the new house, I finally had some time to work on fixing my peronal space, my man-cave if you will.

This new office, contrary to the old one, is located in the polar oposite of the house. While the old ona was in the basement, the new one is in what will normally be the attic.

A lot more light and a lot less space, but I think is more cozy and a joy to be in there. I only wish for East facing windows.

I still have to hang all the art work and pictures, but it is starting to look the way I want it. 

Had to install a window AC unit as the room usually reaches 90+ degrees in the Summer. I can wait to see what it will be in the Winter!!

This one taken with the Yi MeSphere as I thougth an all incompasing picture will tell a better story. It was a bracketed set with a 2 EV difference stiched together using Aurora HDR 2018.

The black thing in the bottom is the mini-tripod. :-)