Marbled Godwits, me, and Hillary: a 420 character 9-line poem on staying strong in the face of danger.

Flush not!

I, like the Marbled Godwit, am not easily flushed as in knocked off my nest,

either from my brood or the now emptier but still sweet home

& the man I live with.

Incubating MGs sit motionless even when approached by predators

and can actually be lifted from their nests, they’re that tenacious.

I see Hillary like this and will wish her well on Monday night.

A Trump win will be disaster for US(A).

Flush not!!

White Helmets targeted by Assad. This is an internationally renowned group of rescue volunteers now turned to rubble. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Unprecedented escalation of the Syrian government air campaign opens five-foot deep craters. Unspeakable. http://knkx.org/post/syrias-famed-white-helmets-group-says-its-being-targeted-new-offensive

Also civil defense centers:

GET APP HAPPY

Gertrude and Alice.

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In 1910, Alice B. Toklas moved in with Gertrude Stein.

 

In today’s civilized world of human rights and equality, theirs would have been a marriage like any other.

GS: A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.

ABT: There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.

So they didn’t agree on everything.  (But their connection was immediate.)

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Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Piazza San Marco, Venice, circa 1908

I chuckled when I read that Stein said she liked a view but preferred to sit with her back turned to it.  Srsly, Gertrude?

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I’m always near a window and facing out. So are most click-and-shooters like me.  I don’t own lenses, tripods, or flash meters. But I do have an iPhone at the ready.images

It’s not just a cool gimmick anymore.  It’s revolutionary. Radical, even.

Especially with the current batch of camera apps. That’s when the real fun starts.
The only limit?  Your imagination.

Waterlogue reeled me in last fall. I’ve been appy ever since.

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4) Preset Style = Vibrant Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Medium Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Normal Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Natural Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4) Preset Style = Vibrant Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Medium Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Normal Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Natural Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces
I just follow the light, then change my photo into a painting, drawing, comic book art, mosaic, or psychedelic swirlies.

This quiet painting leans on my mantle.

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Say hello to Prisma, my darling du jour.  This app is transformative.  Just watch.

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George Washington said perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages. In this, the Internet age, I think app developers are alpha talents.

Wouldn’t you say, George?

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Toni 9/13/16