Inside Out

A lot of color.

The picture had a hole in it.

I fixed it.

The hole was just a big portion of the picture that was right in the middle. There was also this great stuff going on around the edges. The center had no subject, just an open space. Like a donut.

It reminded me of so many pictures posted on social media with great leading lines… to nowhere. I had options. I think the leading line pictures that I’ve seen could have presented the photographers who made them with options. But, noooooo.

I chose an easy option. I layered another image right into the middle of the original picture. I adjusted it as needed and it was ready for you.

I made the picture about two days ago. I made the layer about four days ago.

The interesting thing about our autumn season is that it is also a second growing season. The weather normally turns cool, not cold. You can start planting veggies for spring. The weather is turning colder and colder so I’m not sure about that for this year. But, native outdoor plants have already started blooming. That’s why I could make this picture.

Isn’t that great?

Unfortunately, we pay for this with brutally hot and humid summers. They last for at lest six months. I read something about this in a climate change story I found. Apparently, as the weather turns weirder and weirder, we won’t have an extreme change to our already hot weather, but New Jersey and that region will.

New Jersey?

Yep. The weather up there will become more like our summers. Lucky New Jersey.

On the other hand, as that happens we will continue to subside and the water will rise. That means as we sink, we will sink into higher water. At first, New Orleans will be an island. Then, we will be underwater.

I likely won’t be here by then, unless I survive to be about 115 years old. But, the Mardi Gras Indians will have to learn to swim.

Don’t you think we out to really start doing something about this?



10 responses to “Inside Out”

  1. rothpoetry Avatar

    I really like the colors in this one!

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  2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    Thank you. Nuclear Autumn. 🙄


  3. athousandbitsofpaper Avatar

    The colours suck me in. Beautiful and yes – I do think we should be doing something about the environment – I try to do my bit – plastic is a big bear of mine


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      A couple months ago when we knew that we’d be home for a for a month we tried to go plastic free. We used big paper bags. We filled two of them to overflowing. Everything is packaged in plastic. I could write a list, but it would take about ten lines. We even order bags made like a net for buying veggies. They arrive, each wrapped in plastic. Arrrrrrrggggg. I googled the manufacturer. The bags were the only thing they make that isn’t plastic. When we were on the road we went into a store to buy fruit. Bananas wrapped in plastic. Uh huh.

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      1. athousandbitsofpaper Avatar

        Plastic is a cancer – it is insane how much is used and produced and discarded – I used to get upset now I just try my best – if everyone tries their best – we will slowly turn this out of control thing around

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        I’m not sure. I think we are well behind now. Are ai remember Australia, most place were very clean so that’s mostly what you are used. In New Orleans we are walking trash bin. So many other cities too. When we are at other home in Brooklyn, it’s not so bad anymore.

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      3. athousandbitsofpaper Avatar

        I’ve heard New York is a rubbish tip – is that true – do they have rubbish in the streets there? I want to visit – one day


      4. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        NYC is clean, So are most of the boroughs. Most of the city has been gentrified and with that goes the trash.


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