Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sepia Ides of March

Some sepia toned photos of the Ides of March, at home and work.
More coffee!
Asta in the morning
Some time on the elliptical
Waning moon through the trees
Flying pig
At work on a coal and labor collection
Coal and labor collection
Manuscripts work table in my office
My much beloved office rocking chair.

Norfolk pine, microfilm, students.
Science building courtyard as seen from the library

All photos taken March 15, 2012 with a Panasonic G3 camera in sepia mode using a Panasonic 20mm 1.7 lens, post processing with the iPad app Snapseed.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring photos (prelude by Delmore Schwartz)

The Spring  
by Delmore Schwartz  
(After Rilke)

Spring has returned! Everything has returned!
The earth, just like a schoolgirl, memorizes
Poems, so many poems. ... Look, she has learned
So many famous poems, she has earned so many prizes!

Teacher was strict. We delighted in the white
Of the old man's beard, bright like the snow's:
Now we may ask which names are wrong, or right
For "blue," for "apple," for "ripe." She knows, she knows!

Lucky earth, let out of school, now you must play
Hide-and-seek with all the children every day:
You must hide that we may seek you: we will! We will!

The happiest child will hold you. She knows all the things
You taught her: the word for "hope," and for "believe,"
Are still upon her tongue. She sings and sings and sings.

Daffodil in the snow
View from my study window earlier this week.

Flocks of robins have filled the trees lately.

And even more robins. These are catching the evening sun just before sunset.

The early flowers are coming out in the yard.

These cardinals were in the neighbor's trees.
....until I startled them, when the male flew away. 

Speaking of spring as an awakening, I'll introduce the last photo with a poem about coffee by Karen Suriano, from the website CocoaJava- Coffee Poetry

before first sip, much was maligned
but after, my outlook is realigned

Grasping for the coffee cup, early in the morning.