Things have been busy lately, and shooting images has taken a back step to most other things. Waking up this morning however, I took the advantage of the heavy blanket of fog to go for a stroll with my Ricoh GRD. It seems like an age since I last used it! Morning football/soccer was on with the little tikes playing first. The poor kids – when I first arrived, they couldn’t even see the other end of their field. Some of these lil’uns struggled enough to kick the ball, let alone get lost on the field looking for it!
I’m not much a fan of killing anything (possibly fleas excluded). At work, ants had decided to co-exist with us in the bathroom until this Friday when I walked in to see we had given them a gift they could not refuse.
Briefly taking a moment out of my day I glanced at them, with a compassionate look. They didn’t know they were drinking poison. They didn’t know their amazing and intricate city was about to be destroyed by sickness and death. What had they done to us? Just run around and gone about their days.
If you think about that for a moment, consider how small we are in the universe. Perhaps one day someone will give us splendid treats because we run around about our days (sadly history shows we have done that to our own before)
Now, if you have read to here, snap back out of the thought. It’s not one to linger on for long!
I featured this creation a while back and have since made one big adjustment – a new home built neck. The old one certainly had a look about it, but was too wide at the top, making it hard to play. This new neck (along with quality strings) has made a world of difference. Crafted out of seconds pine planks, it’s kept the build cost low. Next…practice!