There was doubt. Fatigue. Second guessing.

But having set out this daily photo posted daily plus a wee blog post. the bar was set on “get one posted before Wednesday.”

Ooops, at 12:20am I am in Wednesday posting my Tuesday photos.

Anyhow, today’s was just a small bit of nature, some deep powerful red color from the season changing a shoot from a Choke Cherry tree. These line the edge of the field where Felix and I get our walks in.

I’ve been thinking more about how good it is to prey away for 20, 30 minutes, go out the front door to the open field, and just try to find something.

Out Walking
Out Walking flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

It’s good to get out.

This idea of walking and noticing was a topic when my friend, colleague, and infrequent podcast partner Antonio Vantaggiato talked today for episode 14 of the Puerto Rico Connection.

We had plans for a two week frequency, but it slipped past 3, but that’s okay, because there was 3 months of gap before the last episode. I almost picked this photo of the podcast set up today, I like the composition, even if it is a tad “arranged.”

2020/366/278 The Old Tech Trifecta
Podcasting Tools flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

But I did a laptop one 2 days ago (again, like there are rules?). Besides, this one looks like it was ripped out of Unsplash.

So I went with the tiny bit of red, autumn color for today’s pick. A little achievement, doing this 3 days in a row.

Can it last? The little chokecherry does not know. It reminds me a bit of the Bill Bryson quote that Chris Lott’s Notabilia gave me this morning:

It is easy to overlook this thought that life just is. As humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. We have plans and aspirations and desires. We want to take constant advantage of all the intoxicating existence we’ve been endowed with. But what’s life to a lichen? Yet its impulse to exist, to be, is every bit as strong as ours—arguably even stronger. If I were told that I had to spend decades being a furry growth on a rock in the woods, I believe I would lose the will to go on. Lichens don’t. Like virtually all living things, they will suffer any hardship, endure any insult, for a moment’s additional existence. Life, in short, just wants to be. But—and here’s an interesting point—for the most part it doesn’t want to be much.

Bill Bryson, found in A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003)

Life just wants to be, yeah.

Featured Image:

2020/366/281 Small, Red, Glory
2020/366/281 Small, Red, Glory flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

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    1. Thanks Stephen, not only for that, but being a steady presence in the lost, forgotten act of commenting.

      Yes, this one I chose because I felt not only it was a good image, but also, it was something easily overlooked. A glorious sunset is there in your face, but a small flower, an object out of place, and interesting juxtaposition, those require active noticing.

      My daily choices vary, it’s whatever speaks to me as I am editing a batch. Sometimes it’s the “best” image, but other times, it was what is meaningful (Like I see in yours sometimes a Costco parking lot!)

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