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I Guess Huckleberry Can't Paint the Fence

My wife wants to get rid of them…

I think they have a certain appeal. Keeps reminding me of Romulo Gallegos book: “La Trepadora” (The Creeper). Read it a long, long time ago…

It is a little alien looking… An Alien climbing over the fence, there is your political statement!!

I was commenting on my Instagram Account where I posted a similar photo, that nature always finds a way, always. No mater how big, tall, strong or hardened, living things don’t give a fuck and they will grow around them.

I took this one with the iPhone. It has been raining here like a mother and is cold and damp. I was outside looking at my yard when this caught the corner of my eye.

I edited the photo in Lightroom using Ted Forbes’ Presets. I think he is still running a sale if you are interested in them.

As always with my photos, click on them so see them bigger.

Hope you like it! See you in the funny pages…

A creeper on my fence…

Death is Always The Expectation

Taking the new Fijifilm X100F for a spin on a rainy and foggy New England Winter day. More to come about this wonderful camera later.

This is part of the series I am creating around three branches in the winter. I am always fascinated with the similitude between the three branches and the blood vessels in the human body; specially the brain. Click on them to see them bigger.

I guess that's the reason I am always looking up into the sky.

The title pertains to a train of though that has been the topic on my life recently.

Lots of dear friends and family passing away and me getting to that age where I worry if I will be next.

I am reminded of the wonderful work by photographer Simon Hoegsberg, "We are All Going to Die - 100 Meters of existence". Is a sobering reminder of that big deadline we all face. Go take a look (You will need flash on your browser to see it).

I guess the important thing to remember is what we do with our alloted time. How do we make the most of it. What do we leave behind.

I recently watched the Disney movie "Coco" that deals with our memories and the memory of our loved ones. It resonated with me because I have always had similar thoughts about the people who came before us. I will probably be one of the last persons to remember my grandfathers.

How do I honor their memories? What can I do so their legacies and struggles don't fade away into oblivion?

I guess, the best I can...

All images edited using Luminar 2018.