Into the purples.

Play time. That’s what I needed. Play time. So, I took some, both here and there.

The weather turned coolish after a massive storm. That made it wonderful to be outside. I think the entire south was hit from West Virginia to The Gulf States.


I made a few pictures of spring flowers and thought that would be a good way to end the business week.

And, speaking of business.

Yesterday’s troubles with the legendary David Alan Harvey have not simmered down. This time the fight comes from photographers who don’t know him but think what happened to him wasn’t fair.

They are posting under #justice for david alan harvey.

They seem to forget three things. There is no crime. He was part of a cooperative and as such they can do whatever they want. He resigned.

This is one of those times when those who don’t know should be quiet. When has that stopped anybody since the dawn of the internet?

The same thing is starting to happen in the defense of that moron who killed eight people in Georgia, of whom all but one were Asian.

I’m starting to read from the blame the victim crowd that they worked in massage parlors, that his religious beliefs drove him to do it, and last but not least, from a sheriffs deputy that, “He had a bad day.”

Murder is murder. End of story. That guy committed mass murder, killing eight innocent victims.

I don’t know about you, but I have bad days. I don’t go shooting up a city.

And, the world turns.

We found these little purple and magenta flowers. Instead of getting close I stood back.

They sort of exploded in development so I thought, hmmm.

Let’s see what happens if I layer them.

I did that.

They exploded some more and I stopped right there. I adjusted color and contrast and viola, there they are.

The thing that seems to be very important to the composition is that bare branch coming out of the white area and heading straight to the top. It gives the picture some needed weight.

I got in a little tussle at a store today. Some guy didn’t want to wear a mask. In the end, he stayed in the store… wearing a mask.

Because of that, you get punished.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay mighty. Wear your damn mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. Look after each other. Enjoy every purple.



4 responses to “Fantasia”

  1. Kim of Glover Gardens Avatar

    Standing in line for my first COVID vaccine, I’ve finished all the work stuff I can get caught up on and now I see this post. How lovely! I Love the picture, and I love that you explained about the branch. I’ve just learned something!

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      So, I’ve been demoted to waiting lines. Thank you. Look around for the last month. I’ve been productive.

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      1. Kim of Glover Gardens Avatar

        I’m going to have to work on my communication skills, LOL! I intended it to be a compliment that yours was the only blog I looked at while I was there. You have been super productive, and there are so many things that I want to comment on and ask you about. I’ve been away from the blogosphere for a little while, literally buried in work. But I’ll be back! Your influence on me continues, even when I am not in touch, though. One thing I have been religious about during this super busy time is a 30 minute daily power-walk, trying to get healthier. The other day, I was walking in a mix of sun and shade, and the shade on the road from tree branches starting to bud out with their leaves had different degrees of light and dark in it, and I thought, “Ray would stop and take a picture of this”. So I did. 🙂


      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Oh, this just kept me busy during pandemic times. But, as things open up I’ll move on since I’m working on what used to be called a package show starting in outdoor venues on the west coast to hopefully start in mid-August depending on state restrictions and insurance.


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