I read an interesting thing in the Sartorialist. This blogger suggests that instead of being shocked by fashion we should take the opportunity to recognize that people “dress the part” and observe them on that level, absorbing for ourselves what elements we might incorporate for own roles. He claims that would make us all less judgmental and more “visually greedy.” I like the concept of being visually greedy since that is what photographic art is about. Maybe that is why fashion photography always intrigued me so much.
We keep having surprise lightning storms at night. I thought those things passed with the arrival of summer on the coast. After the last storm exploded a tree near us on the golf course here I am a bit more on edge about any storm’s potential.
Our gesture to a Fourth of July celebration was to participate in the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on the beach at Sea Ranch, a nice, small-town tradition. Some people brought appetizers to share including our friend, Christine, the consummate English person, presenting quite lovely scones with strawberry jam.
Jerry and hiked over to where Christine and Jamie are renting, then, from there, to the beach, then back home again. In total we logged about 6.5 miles. Pretty good for two old codgers on a warm summer’s day. We arrived home in time for a gourmet chicken pot pie from the freezer, nothing spared for the Fourth!
Jerry and I will next return to our house stripping/staining project now that the holiday is over. The end is not quite in sight, but hope springs eternal.