Today, getting the paper, I came across this man sitting in the sun and savoring his early morning coffee. There’s a nice division here. On the left side of the pillar is the often constricted nature of our local neighborhood and on the right is a contented gent gazing peacefully out at the passers by.
I can’t think of anything better than bare feet, a cup of coffee and the New York times.
I’ve been laid up lately and not able to take to the streets with my trusty Ricoh GRII. Today was the first time in weeks that I went into Petaluma with the camera. I had luck with this one as the bright sun illuminated her face very well.
Nice to be back!
There always but ALWAYS is this damn digital addiction in our pocket or purse. It’s just got to be cut back. I’m speaking for myself of course but my guess is I’m onto a problem that you have too. I’ve deleted Twitter today and am trying to get my courage up to delete Instagram as well.
We recently checked out a hot new coffee spot that has just opened near us. The verdict is still out on the quality of their gustatory offerings but, to a person, their staff was terrific. They were caring, efficient and very friendly. Here’s a quick portrait I took of a happy, young barista as he took our first order. Because I was so focused on the kid’s wide toothy grin I didn’t notice his straggly chin hair until I looked at his photograph more closely in Lightroom.
Admittedly it’s an old guy’s opinion, but I think this grubby beard somehow diminishes this kid’s otherwise perfect presentation.
You know the feeling. Eyes blurred, mind dull, attitude grim. Sure signs of a coffee addict waiting for his first hit.
There’s a little book store http://www.hellohellobooks.com in Rockland, Maine right next to a fine coffee shop. The store stocks an ideosencratic collection of titles many with a Maine flavor. On a side wall is this reading nook decorated with the most god awful cushion colors I have ever seen lumpted together. Esthetics aside, Hello Books is a really fun place to browse.
Then when you are finished, you can walk about 18 steps from their entrance to grab a cup of great coffee at http://www.rockcitycoffee.com .