A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
My wife and I love this tiny multi-colored snapdragon near our front door. The bright colors are incredible. The top two photos are processed in a Topaz color filter; the bottom photo is just as it came from the camera.
For twenty years we had a large rosemary bush growing near our front door that grew larger each year. The bees loved the purple blossoms and the pungent aroma of the rosemary sprigs was a welcome smell. Then last year the harsh winter killed poor rosemary. We didn't know, but rosemary bushes send down horrendous networks of roots that penetrated around the sewer line and took extraordinary measures to remove while we were in Salt Lake City for the summer. Our wonderful gardener planted this small green bush which eventually is supposed to have white flowers. These photos prove that even green bushes deserve their day in the limelight. The top photo is the original, the next two are processed in Topaz color filters. Photography teaches us that every growing plant is a thing of beauty and special design.