“City Tightens Up Rules On Fireworks”

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That was a front-page story in our local newspaper earlier this week. Fortunately, the revised rules don’t include flower gardens.

“Whatever a man’s age, he can reduce it several years by putting
a bright-colored flower in his button-hole.” —Mark Twain

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

It was my good fortune to pass through Adin, California, on a crisp, bright morning, the first of my recent trip to the Southwest. I’d barely rounded the curve on Highway 299 leading into town when I spotted this gentleman working with a window upstairs in a deliciously green building. His red shirt clinched it, and I pulled into a graveled area next door.

While I shot a few frames he told me about the structure’s history—built in the late 1800s, it’s served as a store, a meat locker, and for storage, among other forgotten purposes—and he’s unsure exactly what he and his brother will do with it when it’s restored, hopefully in two years.

The colors attracted me initially, along with the variety of lines, and although I wasn’t consciously thinking Geometry when I took it it’s my entry for the week’s photo challenge.

The Other Red Planet

“Arizona looks like a battle on Mars.” —Author Unknown

“We earth men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things.” ―Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles