There seems to be a little hope these days. There is a little light at the end of the tunnel. That’s if we don’t blow it. We are tired. We are lonely. I get that. But, they say that it’s not how you start. It’s how you finish.
So, let’s finish strong. Let’s do what got us to this place one year on. Let’s get jabbed. Let’s wear our masks. Let’s try to keep our distance until they day come that we don’t need to think about this stuff.
Two things come to mind. Well, three.
There is fear that the variants could reinfect those who have made it through the virus. Those who got sick and those who didn’t.
There is talk of another warm weather surge.
Finally, while I was walking the dogs we ran into a woman who I hadn’t seen in a year. We were both very happy to see each other standing.
It was a nice reunion.
Let’s hope there are more to come with family members, friends, and colleagues.
With those who we meet lets stay vigilant. Let’s make sure that we don’t accidentally start some kind of spreader event, super spreader or mini spreader. We don’t need either.
I hope to eventually get back on the road. I keep reading that small bands are playing some club dates. I’m not sure about that. The clubs are broke. So are a lot of musicians. Both need this, but are they ready for it?
Touring acts have other issues, not the least is being able to buy tour insurance. Tour insurance covers a lot umbrella issues. It’s gotten to the point that promoters in England are asking the government to intercede on their behalf and force insurers to underwrite tours.
Of course, this comes from the country of Brexit so who do they think they are kidding?
All of this is the long way of saying we are getting close to some kind of recovery so be patient.
Spring. The time of rebirth and recovery. When I saw this scene I knew what I had.
An old tree, new grass and moss. The placement of the moss proves the point about where it grows, on the north side of a tree.
I saw this scene on yet another dog walk. I take a lot of them. Some dogs want their own walks, others are happy to go with their pack. There are a couple who want two walks a day.
I cover a lot of ground on some days. And, on some days not so much.
Often the dogs are content to find a nice place, sit and watch the world go by.
The picture was easy to make. See it. Press the button.
The real question in my mind was how to keep everything sharp enough in post production. I wanted the woody look of the tree to stand out. And, I wanted to grass to almost seem three dimensional as it appeared over the tree.
It took some work. I may have accidentally created a tool to do that. I’ll test it a couple of times and tell you about it.
Stay strong. Stay mighty. Stay patient. Enjoy all the nice days as spring keeps rolling around.