53/366 | Spanish Town Parade

We hit our third parade for 2020 and I am DONE! Whew doggies. Spanish Town is the big risqué one for Baton Rouge, and each year they try to top the previous year. The costumes, the throws, the spirit; it was absolutely electrifying. We were happy to go and celebrate their 40th year. Hubby and I each had about 5 lbs of beads around our necks, plus a shopping bag full of beads and other assorted items such as cups, men’s underwear (!), footballs, lightning sticks, hair bows, stuffed animals, frisbees, flowers, leis, and even a Jell-O shot! I was also interviewed on video camera by someone–not sure who he was with, but he had an “Elect Garret Graves” button on his hat that was stacked to the sky with blue beer bottles.

The guy below reminded me of Kurt Cobain. I also liked the dancing girls surrounding him; they weren’t as skanky as some of the others. But I will be posting an album of the whole thing later in the week. Just might have to put a NSFW label on it. :/

2020.02.22.SpanishTownKurt.GAD_2903105mm | f/5.6 | ISO 400 | 1/2500 sec

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52/366 | Henbit

Hello sunshine! Before we get our yard mowed, I wanted to capture the bunny-like weeds called Henbit. They are flourishing in the backyard, especially where Izzy does number one. 🙂

2020.02.21.Henbit.GAD_2683100mm | f/4.5 | ISO 200 | 1/800 sec

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51/366 | Rainy Day

Need I say more?

2020.02.20.rainyday.IMG_1327
4.25mm (iPhone 11 Pro) | f/1.8 | ISO 32 | 1/200 sec

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50/366 | Between the Lines

Today had so much promise. On my daily walk with the Lord I saw a leucistic squirrel, miniature orange mushrooms, and snowbells (flowers). When I saw the blonde squirrel I only had my iPhone, so the pics are terrible. Later, I went back and brought the Beast with me. I tried to get all three things mentioned, but the light was dismal and the squirrel was a no-show. My feet soaking wet from stepping in puddles, I looked up at the birds on the electrical lines and knew that would have to be my shot for the day. Photoshop trickery was implemented for the sky. It was this or the Brussel sprouts I made for dinner. I’m ready for SUN! Any day now would be nice. I could NOT EVER live in the PNW. /rantover

2020.02.19.betweenthelines.GAD_2660200mm | f/8 | ISO 800 | 1/2000 sec

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49/366 | Wildflowers in Winter

Today I tackled three wickedly overgrown flower beds. Didn’t have much time for photography, but on the way to Whole Foods this morning I stopped by LSU Rural Life Museum. This is all I’ve got. Plus, it was another day of gloom. Mama said there would be days like this. 😦

2020.02.18.wildflowersinwinter.GAD_257855mm | f/4 | ISO 400 | 1/320 sec

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48/366 | Red Cross

Today marks 8 years since mama left earth for her heavenly home. She loved Jesus and she loved red.

2020.02.17.redcross.GAD_2549100mm | f/8 | ISO 400 | 1/80 sec

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47/366 | Garden Moss

Another gloomy day. And rain is forecasted for the rest of the week. Sigh. Today I planned to do a macro of pink zinnias blooming in the backyard, but spied velvety moss growing between the pavers. The spores encased in water made for a unique image compared to the ho-hum zinnias. This project is really challenging!

2020.02.16.gardenmoss.GAD_2511100mm | f/8 | ISO 400 | 1/20 sec

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