Friday, January 1, 2010

Theme Day: Changes

Happy New Year!
Today, January 1, 2010, is Theme Day in the CityDailyPhotoBlog community around the world. With apologies to Neil Young (Rust Never Sleeps), I post this metal warehouse wall along the waterfront. The theme today is Changes, and I'd have to say that the image is a sober lament to the 'damage done' over time by this evil. There's one of those freaky 3 day storms headed our way. Got a little yesterday, more tonight and the most tomorrow, if it comes at all. Could be a dusting or 10 inches, they just don't know yet. Ya, as they say around here: "Don't like the weather? Wait a minute." My real first experiences with rust took place each January, when for delivering papers I put the JC Higgins away and rigged up my Uncle Leonard's long sled with a rectangular peach basket attached with wire for the papers. The first1/2 mile or so was a bit slow with the sled leaving behind long, brown rust streaks in the snow, but after a while I was flying! Funny thought here-- two reoccurring dreams that I have are: I'm alone in my high school hallway, staring at my locker with out my combination and the bell is ringing, and I'm delivering the now defunct Portland Evening Express, and I've lost my way on a route filled with families whose names and faces I still remember today. Strange! The mind is a mysterious thing. I remember these things, but can't remember where I put my watch. Oh, it's on my wrist!

13 comments:

  1. So precious to read this, Birdman. I know rust is degenerative, but I do so like the artistic effect. Especially here whereyou have teamed it with a bare vine.

    I don't know many of the proper nouns in today's yarn but did get the meaning. The difference between seeing and perceiving. Something I am trying to write about for my post tomorrow which is eluding me a bit.

    Peace and contentment to you and yours for the next coupla weeks, BM.

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  2. This is NICE and ARTISTIC.
    I really look forward to more of your postings in 2010.
    Enjoy the first day of the new year!:-)

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  3. Oh, yeah, Neil Young would definitely approve of this post. You are having some interesting dreams. Seems to me you are on a gratitude journey...but then I think you've lived your life on a gratitude journey, Birdman. Wishing you and all of your loved ones a brilliant 2010.

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  4. That reminds me of property tax assessments here. The outside looks real bad but the inside is a mansion. lol

    I have found some nice photos from 2007 and 2008 that I would like to use in my blogs but last night was a bad night for me and I didn't get much rest. Most of the time I had one coughing fit after another. I thought I would try to just say, "thanks" to those who stopped today. I appreciate the comments, visits and prayers. I hope things will get back to normal soon.

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  5. A great post today. Rust certainly does represent that constant of change. Wish I'd thought of it as I've got some great rust designs -:) And, one of those alone would have been far simpler than collaging 6 images. Too late smart LOL!!

    Happy New Year!

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  6. Brilliant interpretation, Birdman. I really like the tonality of the rusted facade. You have an artsy eye or two ;-) I would like to have seen you pulling that sled -- now there's a picture.

    Wishing you and yours the very best in 2010!

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  7. Happy New Year to you and thanks for visit.

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  8. Thanks for the compliment, I really like your photos, very Happy New Year. Bye

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  9. Just got through having a look around here...enjoying the visuals as well as your stories. How clever you are! I too have had those dreams where I'm standing at my hallway locker and the bell is ringing, and I can't remember the code to my combo lock...really! The other one involves being lost in NYC. You ever have THAT one? Happy New Year!

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  10. i really like your image. really cool. Happy New Year and I wish you many good photos in 2010!

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  11. Never knew rust could be so colorful! Happy new year!

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