David Johnson

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 27: Support, suggested by @JohnAN

A detail of the support that the Japanese give to long branches on trees. A long wooden pole, tied in place by rope. This photo was taken in the Gyoen National Garden in Kyoto.

A detail of the support that the Japanese give to long branches on trees, usually  made from a wooden pole tied in place by rope

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 26: Instrument, suggested by @UnfocusedWanderlust

A display of Ukuleles in the store front of Porto Guitarra in Porto, Portugal.

I always thought that the Ukulele was a Hawaiian instrument but Wikipedia says that it is of Portuguese origin.

Ukuleles in the shop window of Porto Guitarra, in Porto, Portugal

On not making the bed

I usually can’t start my day unless my bed is made. It is 7:45am on Sunday morning and the bed is made for today. I can now get on with my day. But yesterday was different…

I didn’t make my bed. No one reason - I felt unwell and so got up later, and went back to bed mid-afternoon - but I was also up and about doing things through out the day. In the evening I went out to see friends for dinner.

So last night I climbed into an unmade bed…and you know what? It felt kind of good.

…but I still plan on starting each day making my bed.

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 25: Spice, suggested by @cygnoir

The spice draw in our kitchen.

A black & white photo of a draw full of bottles of spices in our kitchen

🤕 Nurturing a headache and sniffles this morning. I could do with a a quiet Saturday, but there are things to do. I hope that this cold leaves soon.

My not so good or clear attempt at catching Venus above a sliver of a new moon, last night.

Blurry image of Venus above a sliver of a new moon

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 24: Court, suggested by @rom

I want to say that I didn’t get to the court today because I was sick. However, while the latter is true, I actually never get to the court. 😔

Pickle ball rackets in their covers sitting at home

🤧 I don’t know where this big has come from, but I am definitely running on a half tank at the moment.

🌩️ We are being treated to the a light show on the horizon, as lightning flashes continuously. There must be quite the storm out over the Pacific Ocean.

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 23: Chance, suggested by @V_

You take a chance walking under a Kiawe tree that’s growing on a beach in Maui. A Kiawe’s branches have nasty thorns on them. Those branches can break off and lie buried in the sand, waiting for unsuspecting bare feet.

Kiawe tree on a beach in Maui

I appreciate all the spammers writing to me concerned if I am having difficulty pooping 💩🙄

Who does a HomePod play for when no one is listening?

Unknown to us, we left our HomePod playing in our Barn last night, no one in there. I walked in this morning and wondered what the noise was, the music was on low. I had to stop and listen, and followed that with a “Hey Siri, stop.”

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 22: Insect, suggested by @alexink

A couple of insects in our house.

A model of a grasshopper in front of a charcoal drawing of a bumblebee

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 21: Tiny, suggested by @jasonmcfadden

A tiny Buddha, who my grandson refers to as “Baby Buddha.”

A small Buddha statue or rupa

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 20: Houseplant, suggested by @jensands

The only houseplant currently in our house are these dried seed heads.

Dried prickly seed heads in vase surrounded by three small and large pots, one made out of wood

😵‍💫 That was an emotionally exhausting and challenging weekend. I’m hoping to carve out a bit of space in the week ahead.

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 19: Analog, suggested by @skarjune

My current note book.

My current note book from Fieldnotes with a pen from Virgin Atlantic

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 18: Portico, suggested by @annahavron

A portico in Bath, England.

A portico lit up at night in Bath, England

Finished reading: The Queen of Crows by Cheri Baker. A good read. I enjoyed it. 📚
// @cheribaker@writing.exchange

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 17: Early, suggested by @krisfredrick

Early this morning.

Dawn just before sunrise with a corner of our house

It’s a shame that there isn’t a March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge prompt along the lines of hanging around, or feet first.

I have a photo for them.

Looking through a window and seeing only the legs of a man sitting on a horizontal ladder

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 16: Road, suggested by @dejus

The remote road on Haleakala’s south flanks, looking towards Kaupō.

The road on Haleakala’s south flanks on Maui, looking towards Kaupo

🤔 I’m really scratching my head with a DIY project at home. I think that I am nearing a solution, but it has taken its time.

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 15: Patience, suggested by @amit

On the reception desk at a hotel in Siena, Italy.

Two little squeaky toys and a sign to say squeeze me if you want help on a hotel reception desk in Siena Italy

😴 Well the visit to Lowes and HomeDepot were unproductive, but the nap in the car afterwards was welcome.