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Day 81 – Mind Over Matter

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain

How is it that it seems only yesterday I was just a kid and today I’ve got one of my own? I was reminded of just how fast time flies at the end of our week’s vacation. Didn’t we just get there?!?

Last night, for the first time, I attempted some time lapse photography capturing star trails. Want to talk about fast? Yes, the Earth rotates pretty darned fast as evidenced by the streaking star trails after a 12-minute exposure. One day soon I’ll post one of those images!

As for today, your mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready. I was inspired by not only the function but the form of this subject. Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 80)

Yesterday was a fun one, all of the guesses this one garnered. Let’s tell you what it wasn’t first: a sweet potato, brick, or bark of some kind. Is it stucco or plaster? Close. Was it a red stepping stone with the top part peeling off? No. Not rust either. Nor oxidized steel. Not a planter pot or terra cotta. It wasn’t a peat moss or other container with the color tweaked. And it wasn’t carpet padding. Guess who finally got it right? Yes, Gail, finally honed in on painted plaster, which was close enough.

That image was actually part of the exterior of the Owens Thomas historical house in Savannah, Georgia; specifically, it’s the ochre wash that was applied when the house was built in 1819. The house itself is an example of ingenuity as it had running water at that time. The house had three cisterns that used gravity to provide running water and other indoor plumbing. Pretty impressive considering it wouldn’t be until the 1840’s when a second (and subsequent) house in Savannah would have indoor plumbing, too. Even the White House wouldn’t acquire indoor plumbing for several decades after.


So there’s your history lesson for today! 😉

8 thoughts on “Day 81 – Mind Over Matter”

  1. Let’s see… todyas pic looks like an upside down shot of your chandelier lit up with 200 verses 1,000 speed. Well, I’m speaking old shool light meter film. Don’t know if it applies to dig cameras. lol


  2. hi, your comment about time flying in reference to your child moved me. i have a daughter who is 16. she attends a boarding school so she is not home much. it kills me! long story short, divorce last year, as to why she is not living at home. so, spring break with her is sooo precious and fleeting!!! sniff, sniff…


    1. Enjoy that time with her! It seems like just yesterday my son was a baby and now he’s almost taller than me! I’m so sorry you don’t get to see her all the time, that must be hard. 😦


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