Take photos every day

I was talking with a friend today via email. He said we must create every day, or in my instance take photos every day. Crap, I don’t want to do that. No one is going to look at the photos I take today, no one is paying me to take them, and the world will continue on regardless of what photos I take or do not take.

So I went for my usual walk to the Post Office  and bank, camera in hand, to specifically NOT take photos, just to spite him. I don’t need some one telling me what to do, and what if I just do not feel creative today, or there is nothing interesting out there. After I dropped the stuff off at the Post Office and deposited the $.34 check I got from the Unclaimed Property website of the State of California, F-yea! I overpaid $.34 on my student loans a million years ago, and I stuck it to the MAN and got it ALL back! I RULE!!!

Feeling smug I noticed something as I took the short walk home.

DSCF8221This building was driving me nuts, nothing lined up the way I wanted. I liked the Postal Carrier framed in the doorway, but the randomness of the windows and the levels of the garages was awful, at first. I raised the camera to my eye, and realized, while not a great or even very good photo, it was interesting to me. So there, my friend, I took a photo are your happy!

DSCF8218Across the street I saw this. People leave the strangest junk on the streets sometimes. I had to do a little arranging, moved the screen further from the wall and placed the horseshoe game behind the curtain, but there it is, a real street theater. Not sure what the act is supposed to be, perhaps a juggling act. I realized people were watching me set this up and photograph it. Just another eccentric in San Francisco doing his own thing, dude. No one asked why I was doing this, that kind of made me sad. I would have loved to go on and on about the imagined play about to be performed, but alas only have you, dear reader to prattle on to.

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A window I walk by at least three times a week. Never noticed the red flower stem reaching for the sun or trying to get away from the awful green leaves of its parent plant. Or, it is just a plant on a window that looked interesting to me at the moment.

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What the holy hell is this? Someone took the time to paint this and I took the time to notice it. Also cool how the little leaf at the bottom left of the photo looks like a baby fish being ignored by its larger brother fish, and the disgust the larger fish is expressing.

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This is on the sidewalk in front of my house. Speaks for itself.

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And finally, this chair, my favorite photo of the day. I spent about 10 minutes taking these photos. They are not anything profound, but making them and writing about them has made me very happy.

Oh, What a Lovely Day!!

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