Sunday, March 27, 2016

Moon, Cherry Trees, Photoshop

This really happened, just a week ago. It is Cherry Blossom time in the Washington, DC area and people from all over the world have come to see the flowering trees and the stately monuments and the mesh-wrapped Capitol building. There are cherry trees in the landscaping in a lot of places so I don't have to go downtown to see them. I always enjoy hearing the radio announcers at traffic check time talking about "cherry blossom congestion." Quite a lot of congestion is happening now for those who are allergic to tree flower pollen, though not necessarily cherry blossoms. With me it's red maple blossoms and I hope they finish and drop off soon. Last week there was a full moon and clear sky which was a beautifully designed background for the blossoms at twilight and evening. Something to write a haiku about, though it would be one of uncounted similar Japanese expressions. Perhaps to be original I might wax poetically about the "Moon, Cherry, Cintiq," or some other modern non-poetic gadget. "Falling blossoms, petals drop onto my Cintiq, Move Moon with Stylus."

Photoshop on Cintiq and main iMac, 8" x 3 1/2", March 27, 2016.

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