David Johnson

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March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 13: Connection, suggested by @agilelisa

Since my first visit to the Himalayas in 1989, I have felt a connection to Tibet and its people. This photo, of a projected slide, is of me on the roof of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, in the 1990s.

Me on the roof of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet in the 1990s

I ticked another Studio Ghibli movie off my list last night, watching Howls Moving Castle. It isn’t my favourite Studio Ghibli movie so far, but as ever, I loved the animation and the detail in the images. 🍿

Studio Ghibli’s Howls Moving Castle with the castle walking across the mountains

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 12: Shiny, suggested by @odd

This shiny store reminded me of a fairground ride. It is situated in Lisbon airport and sells sardines.

A brightly lit sardine store in Lisbon airport

πŸ”₯ Sat around the fire pit last night with the grandkids, roasting marshmallows, while their parents partied at a wedding next door. A game of night time tag. Shower, movie and then bed. The evening went well.

πŸ”Š Sitting in the dark, baby sitting the grandkids, while music from the party that their parents are at, booms loudly from across the road.

With Day Light Savings Time starting across the northern hemisphere over the next two weeks, Hawaii, which does not observe the clock change, will become an hour further behind those Northern Hemisphere countries, and US states, that do. At the same time it will creep an hour closer to those countries in the Southern Hemisphere as they move into autumn.

🌞 I said it yesterday, but the warm sun feels so good. I think that it is the contrast after weeks of wind and rain.

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 11: Gimcrack, suggested by @Josh

I had not heard of a gimcrack before today’s challenge. After looking up the word, I settled on this little farmyard in a corner of our kitchen.

Two small china pigs and a hen on a shelf in a corner of our kitchen

I’m reconsidering my digital password storage options. About a year ago I moved away from 1Password, a piece of software that I have used since it first appeared. Did I need it? I’m now thinking to move back. I just know it. The re-setting up feels a little daunting.

β˜€οΈ The warmth of the sun feels just so good today.

280 piece puzzle completed. Portuguese tiles. 🧩

A completed 280 piece jigsaw puzzle of Portuguese tiles

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 10: Ritual, suggested by @drewbelf

A daily ritual of meditation.

A black and white photograph of my old mala (rosary) on a blanket

🌊 Returning home last night it was still and dark, and yet I could hear _the waves crashing_ against the cliffs over a mile away.

🌊 Returning home last night it was still and dark, and yet I could hear the waves crashing against the cliffs over a mile away.

The mystery of jigsaw puzzles. I have a group of pieces that I stare at for days, convinced that I still have to find one or two pieces that will bring them all together. Then one day I sit down and, click, click, click, they all come together. No other pieces needed. πŸ§©πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 9: Together, suggested by @sherif

Two mannequins standing side by side as the market is set up. Lisbon, Portugal.

Two mannequin’s standing together as the market is setup in Lisbon, Portugal

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 8: Walk, suggested by @lwdupon

A photo of a projected slide from my time in India in 1989. I’m unsure where I took this, but I think that it was in Bihar State.

Groups of people, one with a people, and cows in India walking across a dry river bed with a few puddles

Your windy morning, double rainbow 🌈 A double rainbow above our garden as a Kona (westerly) storm blows through

A Kona, westly, storm is battering Maui right now. Sheets of rain being blown by winds I would say gusting into the 40’s mph, at least into the 30’s (he says after consulting multiple weather sources).

Of all the movies that I thought that I would watch again, This Is Where I Leave You was not one of them.

Looking for something easy going, we chose this movie, thinking that maybe it looked familiar? Indeed it was. Early on it was apparent that this was not a first viewing, but we still watched it through to the end.

It served its purpose. Easy to watch at the end of a tiring day, a simple if predictable story, and funny. 🍿

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day : Whole, suggested by @val

I’m always grateful for the whole bean coffee that I buy from Sterling Coffee Roasters in Portland. I’ve made sure to write to them to let them know. Here is their always available, general blend - Blendo Stupendo.

Sterling Coffee from Portland Oregon, Blendo Stupendo coffee beans 10 ounce bag

I find that it is easy to take for granted the many conveniences that we have these days, until we don’t have them. The power went out this morning around 7:00am and didn’t come back on again until 3:00pm. I’ve no idea why. Pretty much everything went down with it, including our ability to make calls as the cell signal is already weak and we rely on WiFi calling.

Gratitude for all that we have, and those who keep the services running.

March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge

Day 6: Engineering, suggested by @ridwan

For all the advancements in digital technology, I am fascinated by the precision engineering that goes into analog clocks and watches. This photo is the back of a clock hanging in my mother’s apartment.

Looking sideways into the inner workings of a clock

Three egrets fly home in formation. Home to roost before another day of foraging.

The first dry, windless day for weeks. Couple that with it being a Sunday, and by mid-afternoon the hum of lawn mowers could be heard around the neighborhood.

I was adding to the noise by getting wet and dirty with a power washer, removing grime accumulated through the wet weather.