Saturday, June 28, 2014
The Night Jungle
I got up about 2 a.m. on Friday morning to get a drink of water and I was struck by the streetlights throwing shadows on our walls. Maybe I was impressed because in this summertime land of eternal daylight it's been a while since I've seen the house in darkness!
It looks very jungly, doesn't it? Funny how our few houseplants replicate themselves over and over in different layered shadows.
It was really difficult to take these photos. The house was so dark the auto-focus on the camera wouldn't work, so I had to focus manually -- which was hard because I could barely see the edges of the shadows through the viewfinder. (No snide comments about my eyes. It was 2 a.m., people.) I "guesstimated" and made some long exposures, and overall the pics turned out OK, don't you think?
Dave and I had a conversation about the vegetarian thing. He offered to start making me vegetarian meals, but it seems unreasonable to expect him to constantly make me one thing and himself another. So I suggested a middle path -- more vegetarian meals for both of us, and less meat (for me) on meat days. We're going to try cooking veg all next week, I think. Woo hoo! Dave once again confirms his awesomeness.
My sinus infection has waned greatly -- I haven't had pain for the last two days. Go, doxycycline!