Paring Down the Pens

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO1600
“Pen Holder” Cedar Park, 2023

My pen collection is getting smaller as I look to see what I haven’t used and will probably never use. I have gotten some as gifts or just picked them up in random places, which is not good for someone who wants to declutter. I need to get better at this. 😁

Long Run/Walk

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/640 sec, ISO32
“Sunrise” Cedar Park, 2023

I woke up early this morning to beat the heat and go for my weekly long run. The cool air and the lack of people on the trail made for a peaceful and relaxing run. I’ve noticed that it’s been a bit more difficult to run long distances since I had COVID a few weeks ago, but my stamina is slowly coming back, which is a good feeling!

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/2700 sec, ISO32
“Morning Trail” Cedar Park, 2023

I took it easy today and walked for a good portion of my August 22.1 km half-marathon, completing it at a leisurely 8:49/km pace. That’s pretty slow, but I’m happy to have finished it nonetheless. 😀

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/640 sec, ISO32
“Lake” Cedar Park, 2023

Paring Down

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/60 sec, ISO250
“Helmet for Sale” Cedar Park, 2023

We’re in serious decluttering mode here, and I’ve been trying to sell and give away things on Facebook marketplace. Recently I sold a bicycle, some shelves, and donated a bunch to Goodwill. The motorcycle helmet above is also for sale! At one time I had three helmets. When I upgraded to a new helmet, I just kept the old one… but I really only need one. So, let’s clear out the old stuff!

Under the Weather

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Positive Result” Cedar Park, 2023

This happened on Tuesday, and although I think the symptoms are mild, I am not 100% so my daily photos/posts will be delayed a bit. Not to fear, I am still taking photos everyday! It’s just hard to catch up on the posts. Hopefully I’ll feel better soon.

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. 🙂