|From my brand new Picasa album Miko's Corner|
Perhaps it's just as well that I forgot to blog this afternoon, being busy studying my FAR (Financial Accounting and Reporting) course (okay, I watched a Doctor Who episode too, but work with me on this) and being bereft of ideas anyway. I remembered as I drove to the dog park. When I arrived, I suddenly had something to blog about.
You can see it in the photo above: a major change has taken place at Miko's Corner Playground overnight. Never mind the cool FX on the trees and sky, which I did with the negative and solarization options on my cheap photo editing software. The colors on the ground are accurate. On the left: verdant greenery, a carpet of two month old grass. On the right, a little surviving grass, pounded into the dirt and covered with still more dirt. The difference from yesterday? On Wednesday, there was a fence separating the two. Humans and dogs had no access to the green side. Today, the entire dog park is open! (I should explain that the city blocks off each half of the dog park for a few months each year to reseed the grass and give it a chance to grow.)
Most of my pictures from today aren't very good, due to a combination of my camera's limitations in low light and my own inattention to settings at times. But some of them are rather interesting, including these two of Pepper bathed in the almost-setting sun.
And this one, which I saturated a little.
This one is completely unedited, except to resize and sharpen lightly.
Of course, the other half of the dog park is in about as bad shape as it gets, having had the entire dog population concentrated there for two months, and also having had extra dirt put down to reduce flooding. The dogs don't seem to mind being on the brown end of the park. In fact, I stopped Cayenne from digging at a hole, an opportunity she does not have where the grass dominates. The humans, however, clearly prefer the green end of the park.
As I said in yesterday's entry, be sure to check in with Steven each Friday for links to the week's pet pictures. I'll be back later tonight with the Weekend Assignment. This week: a guest "professor" will be handing out the assignment, so stay tuned!