Last week, I put away the Windex in the refrigerator.
I think this may be a sign.
I didn’t put the roll of paper towels in there, but still.
Is anyone else feeling unplugged so far this year?
I am always operating in overdrive, I am always overwhelmed (recent ponder: is anybody ever just plain “whelmed”?), but I usually have a grip, ever so tenuous, on the steering wheel.
This year so far, I think my grip has slipped.
So, I’m just going to float along on the tides of all that I cannot control, or organize, and hope for the best outcome.
When I am in this mood, I tend to really notice details (ok, except for the Windex thing).
I was checking that my iPhone was not stuck on one of those new filters, when I noticed the scene above through the Camera app. (No, I can’t see my iPhone screen without my glasses either, but I was wearing a stronger pair.)
I shot the picture to make sure there was no filter, and because it seemed to say a lot about overwhelm. If that is just 5 square inches of my desk, what hope is there?
Anyway, many friends have that Filter problem with newer iPhones running the newest system (iOS7). You take what you think is a normal photo, and it turns out all yellow, vintage looking, or worse.
Here’s the solution to the problem.
When the Camera app is active on your phone, you will see a set of three overlapping circles in the bottom corner of the screen.
If they are shades of gray, you are ok – no filter is activated.
If they are red, blue, and green, it means a Filter is turned on.
Tap the circles icon to access the Filters control page . . .
Tap the Filter you want to be set – in most cases, “None” which is in the center. Interestingly, System iOS7 on the iPad does not add filters to the camera app.
I LOVE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!!!!
Suddenly, it’s Spring in my mind. Or maybe my mind is just sprung. It all feels the same.
I am watching the birds starting to look for nesting materials in the garden. There are lots of them because the word has gotten around that Husky fur is what the upscale nest needs, and daylight savings time is nesting time AND Husky shedding time.
I pulled into the parking lot downtown the other day, and spotted this bird in a tree . . .
It wasn’t in my New Mexico Bird Identification Guide. Hmmm.
It’s one of the Angry Birds, isn’t it?
I love that somebody did this.
How can it not bring a smile – (once you figure out you are not hallucinating).
Then, I started thinking about how cool photographs are everywhere.
So when I later parked at Target, I noticed that this was in front of me . . .
© jessica wesolek, 2014
What an awesome example of texture and color harmony and wonderful, random, accidental art.
It’s out there . . . keep your eyes open.