This posting is part of an experiment I’m trying using a video editor and an animated gif generator to create short clips that have the effect of looking a bit like a photograph except for the fact that they are animated. If any of you have watched any of the Harry Potter movies, many of the pictures on the walls and in the newspapers are animated (by magic!).
At any rate I am now using the free version of the gif generator. It will only allow pixel heights or widths of 360 or less. It also embeds the name of the maker, IMGFLIP. The paid version allows full HD output, has no imbedded makers mark and is 9.95 a month. I may subscribe for a month after I experiment with the free version.
I heard one of the commentators at this year’s Winter Olympics refer to a specific snowboarder as being “goofy footed”. If you are unfamiliar with goofy footed snowboarders then I highly suggest that you google “goofy footed snowboarders” for some answers.
Please note that this post does not refer to any Olympic sporting event, although it could well be described as pertaining to a goofy foot. This is a snapshot of my daughter’s foot taken by her boyfriend immediately after he illustrated her toes with characterizations of the “little piggies”. Is this goofy? Does it pertain to a foot? Then I posit this is a photo of one goofy foot!
This was taken about 3 hours ago (8:00 PM EDST). I’m grateful for the beauty that comes with every season.
This is a shot taken with my iPhone 4S earlier in the day.
Like all successful relationships, there is a bit of effort involved in the maintenance of a garden. And like all great relationships, it involves patience, mutual respect, love of what it is today, and visions of what it could be tomorrow.
The following photograph’s were taken by my daughter’s boyfriend Dillon, and reflect his hard work in our garden (he is our creative director of flower management! ). Our household consists of four people, and we all have worked hard to make the garden what it is today! Of course, the vast majority of the work has been done by nature (99.999999) and we humans are merely the caretakers!
I am enormously grateful every day even before I am fully awake when I feel my loving/beautiful/sexy soulmate with her sparkling golden hair sleeping beside me. I greatly delight in our progeny, also of a feminine bent, and beautiful in every way as well as being more than I could have ever hoped for!
I am also aware of my gratitude when I look out the window, go on the back porch or am outside enveloped in the garden, sampling the fragrances, enjoying the birds, and joyously handling the moist soil!
I am truly a lucky man!
Here is one of our Frogs!
The water irises are in bloom!
Windows are a gateway to nature; vessels of light that beckon me to what is extraordinary. This is a photo essay from my IPAD (an older person’s enhanced capture device). All photo’s were taken at varying times this morning.
I have posted more shots from my iPhone than from my digital SLR this year. I have enjoyed the ad hoc nature of this camera, which I always have in my pocket. This evening I was struck by the beautiful cast of the sunlight upon my garden just prior to the sunset. I chose several shots for this post.
Now at 4 months old, he’s lovable and frisky.
Filled with exuberant wonder
you are nature’s son!
an expression of the timeless renewal
with the exquisite beauty
that heralds another Spring morning!
From my back bedroom window, about an hour ago….
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Buddha, faery, rocks, stones, fountain, ferns, Japanese maple (waterfall), hydrangea