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I have not been terribly consistent with posting lately, have I? I don’t think it’s just posting here, I really haven’t felt much like taking photos lately either. I’m certainly not giving it up or anything crazy like that, I just haven’t felt particularly inspired of late. I was really excited about Fall, but then it sort of came and went and it wasn’t very pretty this year. I do have a bunch of Fall photos I took a couple of weeks ago that I have yet to process, but that may be the extent of my Fall photos since the time change is going to limit my time outside now. I’m looking forward to winter now: Christmas and snow and all that. That stuff makes me happy and I have not been feeling particularly happy lately.
Anyway, I scheduled out the rest of these antique shop photos this week so I could finally get all those posted. I’ll work on processing those Fall photos during the weekend and post those next week. And I guess I need to get out there and make myself take some new photos!
For the most part Dewey doesn’t seem to have much interest in going outside, but sometimes I catch him staring out the window like this and feel guilty for keeping him inside.
I love how still and clear the water was that it reflected the sky so perfectly, you can hardly tell it’s reflection.
I got notice a few days ago that Obama would be in Jacksonville for a rally and despite my reluctance of attending an outdoor event (outdoor events in Florida are the worst), I thought that this might be one of those once in a lifetime things that I just shouldn’t pass up. Plus, I credit Obama for getting me to care about politics at all. I voted in 2004, but I wouldn’t really say I paid much attention to the race. I voted for the democrat because I identified with the democrats and I didn’t like Bush. Period. Beyond that I didn’t really care. But with all the craziness of this year’s race, with Obama and Hillary and everything, I’ve actually tried to stay up to date with the goings on both sides (not just the one I plan to vote for) and to know where the candidates stand on all the issues so that I know I’m voting for the right person (IMHO). Anyway, it seemed only right that my first political rally should be for Obama. After guilting my boyfriend into going with me (he also hates outdoor events as well as anything with a crowd) and getting my shift covered at my part-time job, it was all set.
I had no idea how early we should be there, but I figured the earlier the better. It had rained the night before and was still overcast, but somehow it did not rain during the rally, despite looking like the sky was about to open up several times. This was a good thing because they weren’t allowing umbrellas (or much of anything else, I heard that people with kids in strollers got turned away!). We had parked and walked about halfway to the park when someone shouted this to us, so we had to walk back and leave everything in the car. When we found the line, I cursed myself for not arriving earlier (we were about 1.5 hours before the gate opened, which was 2 hours before the event was going to start). The line was already snaked around into two lines by then, but about 30 minutes after we got there it had snaked around into 4 distinct lines, so we actually got there at a pretty good time.