Sunday, February 25, 2024

Everyone Knows...

George Washington

...about Presidential Portraits, yes?  

Those official paintings / pictures of the POTUS for historical archives, meant to capture the essence of the man.

For a time, each of these men were charged with preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States.

Some were destined for greatness...

Abraham Lincoln

...demonstrating tremendous strength of character, acknowledging their dependence on Providence and standing tall during times of national crises.


Dementia Joe

...well, not so much.


In keeping with my interest in vintage / mid century modern photography, I recently bought this on ebay:

That's a Kodak Brownie Starflash camera, circa 1960.

It takes 127 roll film and type M2 flashbulbs:

It'll be awhile before I have pics to share, but I'm looking forward to blinding my subjects with some good old fashioned flash photography.

Say fromage...

They say March comes in like a lion...

...but this coming Friday is looking pretty lamb-like to me.

The average temps at the end of February here in Michigan range from 23 degrees for a low to 35 for a high.

Other than Thursday - leap day, which is just about spot on - all the rest look like refugees from mid-April.

I'm not complaining - 

I've practiced outside more this winter than every other winter combined - but it has been bizarro weather.

Speaking of Leap Day, there's an archaic tradition that on February 29th ladies are allowed to propose to men.

(Not to be confused with Al Capp's Sadie Hawkins Day:

That's sort of the Appalachian / Hillbilly version.)

As recently as 2010 there was a movie loosely based on this tradition:

Now this has no meaning since, in our great wisdom, we've lost the basic ability to even define what a woman is.

Not to worry; God will sort this out in His time:

"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

"For it is written, 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.'"

 - I Corinthians 1: 18,19

Our day is coming.

Let's 23 Skidoo:

love the opening scenes of All Creatures Great And Small

just because I like this pic of our courtyard

aw...thanks, honey

love those eyes

political persecution 101

my dear aunt velma and her beloved hound belvedere

As you storm the exits and race back to the real world, here's a little something to tuck in your back pocket:

later, mcm fans...

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