06/23/11 - Crepe Myrtle Blossoms by the Curb
I ran into BJs Wholesale Club yesterday, and this was the scene at the curb out front of the store. The gold tones of the leaves caught my attention along with the yellow curb paint. I thought they made a nice backdrop for the pink crepe myrtle petals that had fallen to the ground. A different shot but what I thought was the best I took yesterday.
I ran a portrait filter on it and did an SCurve adjust. I was trying to soften the curbside dirty feel and pop the colors a tad.
I guess this reminds me of weddings when folks through flower petals. Somehow, though, I was sad yesterday and each petal seemed to represent a tear too.
I had a sad event happen to me late yesterday. I opened the garage door and piled the kids and I into my minivan for soccer and backed out just like usual. My driveway slopes up on the way out, so I was pointing down and looking back into the garage. I noticed a king snake in the middle of the garage floor right under the center of where the van had been. I got excited (in a positive way) and grabbed my cell phone and camera and hopped out. Johnny and Joey followed. He didn't seem right. I couldn't tell if he was playing opossum or injured or what. I was able to gently scoot him out of the garage with a broom handle. I watched him for a few and figured he'd scurry off after we left. Unfortunately, I must have run over him, and he died while we were at soccer:-( King snakes can kill a copperhead and are just a really cool snake and I sure didn't mean to hurt him. Here's a picture:
Thanks for listening...