Just Fishing

What’s That?

There’s a little pond about half way up to the top of Helen Putnam regional park in Petaluma. I sincerely doubt if there are any fish in it. However almost every time we go by the place there are some boys trying their luck. It’s a wonderful childhood scene!

Canine Friend

Quiet Time

Today we were walking along the banks of the Petaluma River looking for birds, when we came across this friendly couple looking like they were doing the same thing.

Men Look, Women Find

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We’re walking to town yesterday and I’ve a letter in my pocket to mail. We come to the main post office which is huge, clean and well lit. I go in to drop the letter off and can’t find the damn mail slot. I go outside to tell Sarah I’m stumped. She walks in, goes directly to the drop off point and mails the letter……So endeth the lesson.

 

On Trying To See Clearly

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We went to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts today and I took a hell of a lot of photographs. In the end though, what came out of that trip is how terribly hard it is to really see anything clearly.

 

At The Art Museum

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Looking at fine art is the best way I know to get my creative juices flowing. Boston has one of the finest in the country so spending a few hours here is a real treat.

The Name of This Game is LOOKING

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The pictures above are the result of a wonderful morning we spent in the Boston Museum of Fine Art. 

Looking vs Seeing

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Here’s the thing.

These people swarm over Boston all day every day. Objectively of course we are a great city to visit. Loaded with history, fine places to stay, major cultural institutions, great universities, not to mention our beloved sports teams and fine restaurants. Many many tourist buses prowl our neighborhoods with their windows wide open making it easy for passengers to peer at the passing sites. The drivers of these giant vehicles deliver a continuous river of information about what they are currently going by.

However, I wonder about how much these people are actually seeing. They’re looking yes. But seeing? I’m not so sure.

It’s the same problem with our photography isn’t it?

We look constantly but how much do we really see?

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