Osprey w/ Headless Fish

I have taken so few opportunities to photograph wildlife in the last three years that I’m afraid I’ve forgotten how. My 400mm lens rarely leaves the house.

And osprey? They are as common in these parts as vultures. So much so that I once vowed never to bother photographing them again.

🙂  But I’ve rarely made a vow I didn’t mind breaking. 🙂

🙂 🙂 🙂

Sunday Smorgasbord

“She won’t bite you.”

This lady gave me some dog treats and said I could feed her dog out of my hand. Without hesitation it snapped at me, making contact with a finger but fortunately not breaking the skin.

I was violating two rules and should have known better:

  1. never trust a woman 🙂
  2. always trust your first impression when you approach a dog with cold yellow eyes wearing a spike collar. 😦
“Infection in Finger”

What is this lady engrossed in?

Her notebook, which I have turned around and inserted in the upper left corner, lists two women born in the 1940s plus their phone numbers. (I have blacked out some info.) Sandwiched in between the names is a treatment for paronychia – which I looked up and is indeed a type of yeast infection of the skin around the nails.

Her recommendation?

  1. go to urgent care
  2. patient should go to Bardmoor
  3. warm soaks plus topical mupirocin
“Playin’ with Fire”

Rolling Stones

Alley Oops #46: “Ass-kew”

My Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera got so confused taking this picture that it malfunctioned, and now I have to send it to a service center in New Jersey for repair.

Note segments of the donkey sign and the telephone pole splayed across the image like a cubist painting.

Bummer, but at least it’s still under warranty.

🙂 🙂 🙂

[a Monday sampling of signs, murals, graffiti]