Wednesday, October 19, 2011

No Stopping Any Time

This is how I feel today--actually, I usually feel this way--a bit foggy with no place to stop, but if I can just get this thing weeded I'll be able to see the forest, not to mention the trees.

Any pointers?

20 comments:

Dina said...

Maybe you need to receive a different sign.
Like YIELD or Slow down.

Anonymous said...

lovely, lovely photo.

Petrea Burchard said...

Yes, OFF RAMP or at least REST STOP would be nice. I'm my own boss so I can make these myself.

Thank you, Anonymous.

Steven said...

I think I have the cure. A BLT for lunch at one of those great sandwich shops near you.

Speedway said...

It's a really pretty picture, Petres. There was a shot of pink in your picture of the library, too. I think that color adds a bit of a lift wherever it shows up, especially in the fall.

After a few weeks of being able to enlarge my pictures, it went back to that black background, too. Phooey.

Petrea Burchard said...

Steven, that's such a good idea. A BLT is always a good idea.

Speedway, I fixed it. I had been using Blogger's new interface, just for a day, and I switched back to the old one. (The new one is NOT ready for public consumption!) In switching back, I was asked for feedback. I hope they read it. Anyway, now I have my old picture viewing back. I hope I get to keep it.

Speedway said...

Yay! Thank you,Petrea. I was messing around with my page layout earlier and I guess it reverted to the "lightbox." I came back to your blog and the images are still "lightbox" option.

I went to "Settings," then selected "Formatting." Go down to "Showcase images with lightbox." Select yes or no and be sure to save.

dive said...

What? No stopping to look at those lovely flowers? Shame on whoever put up that sign. And thank you, Petrea for stopping and photographing them for us.

Irina said...

So beautiful photo. I am with Dina, - slow down.
Here it is depressingly rainy and grey, very in tune with the feel of life situation))

Bellis said...

Yes, did you get into trouble for stopping there? I can't think where this is?

Ms M said...

I like "moody" pictures like this. Well done! Rest is a good thing; Rest Stop would be an excellent sign.

Katie said...

My only pointer is to enjoy the weeds as much as the trees and then your workload lightens. Is that honeysuckle on the left? If so, that's definitely worth saving!

wv: redswath (close enough!)

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you for that, Speedway! That "lightbox" setting is a poor imitation of Facebook's already crappy interface.
Can you tell I'm not crazy about it?

You're welcome, Dive. John was driving. We were stuck in traffic. Thank goodness I had my camera.

Irina, I hope everything cheers up for you very soon!

Bellis, I took this on the way to the Renaissance Faire in Irwindale a couple of months ago. They had directed all Faire traffic along side roads and we were backed up for a few miles. Plenty of time to stop and take pictures. I suppose I shouldn't tell you that. Knowing there were cars all around kind of ruins the mood of the picture.

"Rest Stop." I'm going to hang that one on my office door, Ms. M.

Katie, that is a darned good pointer. And I wouldn't know honeysuckle if it bit me.

Desiree said...

and it was actually perfect for today--prescient

Petrea Burchard said...

Couldn't believe it when I saw fog this morning, Des.

Dina said...

It helps to read Blogger Buzz (which is next to Blogs I'm Following on the Reading List) and find out what they have done lately and how we can opt out of it.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love this picture, Petrea!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Sonia!

Susan Campisi said...

That photo reminds me of the beach. I doubt there's sand and an ocean on the other side of those pink flowers, but that's what comes to mind.

I could really use a foggy REST STOP, an excuse to curl up for the day with a good book.

Petrea Burchard said...

Put one on the schedule, Susan. Don't tell anybody. Just book out.