Hurdle Cleared

Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 9mm, f/4.5, 1/80 sec, ISO200
“Breakdown” Cedar Park, 2023

I’ve started to seriously declutter our garage, and one of the big hurdles has been cleared. Several years ago we bought a massage chair, and it was delivered on a large wooden palette. And that palette has been leaning on the wall in our garage ever since. But today I took the sledge hammer, crowbar, and circular saw to it and slayed the beast! Its bones are now in a pile waiting to be dumped into next weeks garbage bin. This accomplishment paves the way for the easier tasks (and also gives us more space in the garage. I wish I did it earlier!


Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800
“Purples” Cedar Park, 2023

Working on the sky portion of a painting, I am trying to recreate some of the purples I saw in Lilo & Stitch.

They’re close, but not quite what I want. So I’ve done some research (on Youtube of course) and ordered the colors of acrylic paint that hopefully will get me there.

New Paintings

Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 9mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO4000
“Paintings” Cedar Park, 2023

Mariko framed three paintings that our friend Yellow created, then our son’s girlfriend, who is studying interior design, recommended a good spot for them, and then I hung them.

I think they look pretty good there, although they are not completely level in the photo. 🙂

Blue Hour

Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 9mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
“Mail Run” Cedar Park, 2023

I rode my Brompton to pick up the mail this evening, and the weather and light was so beautiful that I went for a nice ride around the neighborhood. Blue hour is so great!

Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO800
“Goodbye Cloud” Cedar Park, 2023

Future Plans

Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 12mm, f/5, 1/60 sec, ISO1600
“Journal Entry” Cedar Park, 2023

When I look back to the few years I spent in Japan with Mariko, it was like a laid-back slice-of-life dorama. Such a nice time! And now we are thinking of spending more time in Japan (perhaps splitting the year moving between the US and Japan) and I am excited about what that dorama might look like. I can’t wait!