Red, red, red.


They say in design school that if you want to make your readers or viewers happy use warm colors rather than cold. So, that’s what I did. And, a red rose. For love.

The picture is simple. It is a macro photograph. A real one. I saw it. I stopped. I made a few pictures. In fact, you’ve seen another version of this in some of my layered images. This one took very little post production. Nature did the rest.

Some virus notes. No statistics. No bad news. Just a few observations.

I saw a couple of folks shopping in their PJs. At least PJ bottoms and a house t-shirt. You know the ones. They are really ready for the rag bag, but they are so comfortable that you never put them there.

A lot of people stopped combing their hair. For the first week or so everything was unique. As we entered in the third week, people gave up or just don’t care. I’ve a had a number of online meetings. At first, people looked like they were dressed for work. Now? Not so much. Some people look like they haven’t shaved since stay at home rules were put in place. Some of them, like me, may have started with some kind of chin hair. Now, I’m really close to having a full beard.

At least I get dressed. And, wear pants.

Then there are groceries. I have no idea what motivates people. One day there are no paper products at all. I’m not sure why people are buying everything. How many fancy dinner napkins do you need? The next day, those shelves are restocked. But, other shelves are empty. Why, oh why do people need every potato chip in New Orleans?

And so it goes. And, goes. And, goes.

Stay Safe. Look after others. Wash your damn hands. Keep your distance. Wear a mask in public. Enjoy every piece of sushi.





4 responses to “Survive”

  1. Wordifull Melanie Avatar

    It is nuts… I ventured out for groceries for the first time in a month… and there was still no toilet paper to be had. I understand some of the shortages…but to be out of so many things makes no sense. I mean diced tomatoes? frozen green beans? bakers yeast? Really?? Am I supposed to believe everyone is going to start baking all their own bread?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Everybody did start baking their own bread. 🙂 A lot of missing food is due to supply chain damage. We just have to hope that it doesn’t break.

      The toilet paper thing is not explainable. As a friend of mine said, “It’s an upper respiratory disease, not a field trip to Taco Bell.”


  2. Wordifull Melanie Avatar

    Well the more bakers the better I suppose. I just find the whole hoarding thing outrageous and yet there are still people not taking it seriously. I know the economy is hurting AND I hope they don’t lift all the restrictions prematurely.

    “not a field trip to Taco Bell.” that cracked me up! Thanks ;0)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Hoarding is silly. I live in New Orleans. We know to prepare for storms and hurricanes. Only the newbies started hoarding everything down here. There is real pushback from the regional and local leaders against the White House for opening too early.

      You’re welcome. My buddy is pretty funny.


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