Thursday, November 16, 2017

Older is Better

Image by SnaggleTooth 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth 2017

It's been a tough week for me so far, feeling pushed to the brink of walking out by folks at work, n fighting the urge to lose my cool.

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Another paternal uncle passed away the other day. I hate that it looks like I probably can't make the funeral service 400 miles away.

Image by SnaggleTooth 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth 2017

There's only one remaining brother of my Dad, who passed away 26 years ago. I want to say that the living brother won, "The Last One Standing Award,"  but it must feel terrible to get that prize, n be witness to burying the rest. 

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Most of my cousins are on a group family page on fb n that's how everyone found out. That's good n bad at the same time.

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He had been ill, n in Hospice care since the summer. But no matter how long you are expecting it, or think you are accepting it already, you never seem to be prepared for the flood of over-whelming emotions that wash over you in waves when it happens with those you have known your entire life.

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Even when you try to carry on with a normal day, it is tough to ignore  what your brain n heart are doing.   

I tend to bottle it up n do ok with distractions, but then one little thing will do me in emotionally, even when not connected to what is upsetting me. 

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Image by SnaggleTooth 2017

This pic was on the old PC n is a scan done back in November 2005 of found leaves. Thought I'd try my new button pushing on it to see what happens...

This year's leaves pale in comparison.

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Scan by SnaggleTooth 2005

This crop from the original is what I used. On some without color change I increased saturation plus contrast only. I do miss the leaves from the old woods.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Vets Day 2017

Photo by SanggleTooth Oct 2017

Image by SanggleTooth November 2017

The third week of October in New England you wouldn't expect to see Monarch butterflies in a blooming butterfly bush in 70 F weather, but that's what this pic is...


Image by SanggleTooth November 2017

Image by SanggleTooth November 2017

Thank you veterans for our freedom, n our country. 

May your sacrifices never be forgotten, n always be appreciated.   

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Fuzzxy

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Wow, that DayLight Savings extra hour of rest before getting out for work really has me wanting more sleep than just that. What a relief to feel a little less in a rush  until I get into work.

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Now the cooler temps are settling in for a bit finally, and that adds to my craving to not get up.

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The past few weeks I've been watching Season One of Starz original "Camelot" series on dvd, from the library. Another take on The King Arthur n Merlin tales, on which I have read many books. I like the different approach to the cast characters and what they did with authentic looking sets.

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Image by SanggleTooth November 2017

The story has a twist with a half sister plus magic, n the plot is interesting. I think the theme music could be better, n some of the tunes are adding to my sleepy streak so it has taken me awhile to get thru it. I admit I'm hooked on the show, n want to see more of it. There are alot of unexpected elements put into the story, tho truely unique from any other movies or books on the ancient subject.
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I only changed color saturation n contrast to the red pics here.

Image by SanggleTooth November 2017

Image by SanggleTooth November 2017

Today's leafy pic was a bit out of focus due to the wind, but still pretty n produced some interesting, tho fuzzy altered images. I could never dither colors like that by hand without taking weeks to get it half as good. Yay button pushing!
Image by SanggleTooth November 2017

Photo by SanggleTooth November 2017

Most of the Fall colors are muted this week. I still try to get pics tho -


The Arctic cold is reported to be coming in for the week-end.
Now back home to a winter's nap...



Thursday, November 02, 2017

Fall Fell

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Fall Fell

trees leave

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Freeze breeze

Storm torn 


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Looted uprooted

Powerless connectionless

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Crashing bashing

Boo! on you...

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We had a storm with SouthEast Winds when the trees all over town went down. Snapping power, blocking roads, the day before Halloween. Some towns still have folks with no power 3 days later...

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Some towns cancelled or post-poned Halloween stuff.

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Where I used to live, the yard next door has a large Maple blocking the entire  road. Where I live now, the second house down had this tree slam into the roof, (pic used today).

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Ten houses down a large, spread-out tree went right throught the whole front face of a home. (I didn't get a pic).
We were lucky right here. Power out less than 24 hours.

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I was supposed to work very early, but when I got there the juice was out, n the boss had us waiting in case the power came back up, which it didn't. So we all waited around for a generator and didn't begin until after 7pm, n worked until after 2am. Then I worked the night after. One word: "Ouch!"

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Most of the turning leaves flew off in the strong winds, except for the Oaks n a few others. Maples plus small trees are all done for the most part. There's some dead leaf clutter out there now.

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I got just a few leaf pics so far to pic play with. Luckily, I have fake ones to replace the window spiders decoration.

Yep, I do like power! 


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Weird Out Takes


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Happy Fright night enjoying Halloween Art if you get to...