One Of The Trees

Big and green.

More trees. What can I say? I like trees and I like green. We already went through what green means so I won’t bore you with that.

Let’s talk about my day instead.

You know how when things go south, everything goes south? It did. First, one of the guitars around here was damaged while we were on the road. It’s an expensive custom built accoustic guitar. Somehow the road crew managed to break its face, in two. It’s gone back to the builder who is not sure if it’s repairable. It’s a big injury.

Then, one of the cars went crazy. It turns out that the clutch fluid container was dry. Brake fluid is needed to recharge it. Normally, that’s no big deal. Open the cap and pour the fluid in.

Oh no.

Not this car. You have to take off a number of covers, and parts and remove the battery and its base plate. Then you get to the spout. That’s about a 90 minute job if you have the correct tools.

If you read the handbook, the manufacturer says you should check the fluid once a month. Righto. I’m going to take the motor apart once a month to check the fluid? How about a dipstick, you dipsticks?

Luckily, it got worse. My phone went missing. I must have left it somewhere, but the phone was always in my hand. My hand is still attached to my body so where is my phone?

I borrowed that line, “Luckily, it got worse,”from Jeremy Clarkson of Grand Tour/Top Gear fame. Whenever something really bad happens when they are completing a grand tour, he’ll introduce the next bad thing by saying…

If you’ve never watched it, you should. Musical Miss is not a gear head in any way, but she loves the shows because they are so funny. And, the car stuff is palatable so she admits to learning a little bit. Unfortunately, she watches them drive fast cars so she wants to drive a Lamborghini. Oh no, she doesn’t.

The day is still young, have a good thought that I don’t burn the house down.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to

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