Mild shock and major exhaustion has set in after the end of work on the B.A. The shock is that, 39 years in, I got 'er done. Oh, there is major elation around here. DC and I keep looking at each other and laughing joyously as I exclaim, "Done! Did it!" Right: those mountains didn't move, but another one sure did.
So it's back, in staggering steps, to routines like the Monday mix.
- A link to a site devoted to the rose botanicals of Pierre-Joseph Redouté is buried in an entry below. The link deserves its own mention, so here it is.
- Birding by county in Colorado is a canonical list of sites of good birding here. Nothing I've run across comes close to its exhaustive inventory.
- Compare digital cameras side by side. Recently I was swayed by John Gerlach's point out about the number of lenses made by Canon compared to that of other camera makers. So Canon it is now; go to dpreview.com if you're thinking of a change.
- Rethinking talent, an article about its role in nature photography, but applicable broadly, I think: When I believed in talent I waited for talent to do the work for me. When I realized that talent is really the ability to set specific goals and deadlines, to focus my efforts in a specific direction, to not give up and to seek help from people that are where I want to be, I stopped waiting and started moving forward. Such a fine essay.
- Big Bend National Park, almost 900 miles from here, is a bit of a drive but its reputation for flora and geology sure is a draw.