Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Crawling Across the Web, Spinning Through Time

In case you haven't guessed, let me tell you I haven't been outside by daylight much lately. I finally had a weekend off a few days ago, but mostly I was inside, and part of the day I was asleep. Weekdays I've been coming out of work at dusk or later - sometimes much, much later. It's not as bad now as it was last week (in more ways than one), but still time is tight. Which is why I only just tonight finished visiting everyone's Round Robin entries for the topic "Red." Sorry, folks!

There was a day last week when low clouds tried to obscure the mountains again. The rest of these photos are from that day, enhanced quite a bit so you can see something more than just grey. As for myself, I haven't really been in a fog this week, although I still need to get a bit more sleep. One of the problems is that everything takes too long. A simple question about when Unnamed Largish Company had a certain transaction take place should have taken minutes to resolve, but ate up the better part of two days. And it would be a lot easier to read everyone's blog entries (or, at least, some reasonable subset thereof, such as the entries of Robins and close friends) if it didn't take my dial-up connection five or ten minutes (sometimes much longer) to load each media-heavy blog.

For this shot, I turned the camera and tried to concentrate on one portion of the view. That's what I'm trying to do here, concentrate on essentials and leave out the rest. I'm not there yet, but I've definitely been making strides in that direction.

At least I know where I'm going, more or less. There may be a change of direction in my near future, but the signals are not yet clear. Meanwhile, the annual cycle of months and days leads me ever closer to "the big five-oh," my fiftieth birthday on March 10th. I won't be celebrating with the traditional bungee-jumping or leaping out of airplanes, but beyond that I'm undecided what to do. I definitely need a rut-breaker! Balloon ride? A dash to the Grand Canyon? Vegas? Spring Training? Horseback trail riding through the desert? A night at a local resort? Dunno yet. Any suggestions?



Daephene said...

I would say Iowa's lovely this time of year, except that it's not, and not likely to be more so on the 10th. You'd be welcome though!

DesLily said...

Ohhh, I'd take the Grand Canyon.. but I wouldn't "dash"!!

Bea said...

ah, the big 50. Been there. I didn't do anything daring like bungee jumping or airplane jumping either. Why? 50 is not much different than 49... there was no fanfare, no hooplah, no big bang party here. I don't even remember turning 50. But if I could have, I would have gone to the Grand Canyon, and taken my time getting there!