May 26, 2015

Flags



Many years ago, I photographed a Garrison sized flag on the side of a dry dock.  It was a beautiful, sunny day, and the American flag glowed in the sunshine.  I thought I could use the photograph on my blog for The Fourth of July and other holidays.  I saved it to my Photohost, and I used it often over the years.

Computers being computers, mine crashed and I lost the original on my hard drive.  A few years later, on a following memorial day, I took a picture of bundled flags at our national cemetery.  They caught my eye as they sat on a corner waiting to be picked up.  That shot was also lost in a computer crash.  I lost a lot of wonderful pictures over the years before I discovered the ease of owning a back-up hard drive.  By then I had grown accustomed to photographing every flag I saw.

Though I reconstructed that both those images as best I could from Snapfish, they had bio-degraded in their travels.  Today, knowing that all things change, I went up to Fort Rosecrans in hopes of finding bundled flags.  I found wads of flags, groups of flags, gatherings but not tied bundles.  I found no uniformed boy scouts but groups of impaired kids gathering the flags up.  Efficiently too.  They didn’t mind if I shot the flags, but not themselves.  So I did and brought them home to share with you.



  • Himself:  Wanted a lazy, do nothing day.  So he cleaned out his closet, and he played games on his computer.  He cooked his first stead on his new BBQ too.
  • Herself:  Kind of wanted to do a local road trip, but, you know, I enjoyed the quiet too.  Today the pool, shot some flags, wrote this, and still considering going back to school.  Making a giant antipasto for the evening shop meeting.
  • Reading:  Still old Cadell’s.  Had to replace one 1968 volume as it fell apart in my hands. 
  • http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/elizabeth-cadell/
  • Balance:  Lite reading.


  • 6 comments:

    1. My goodness the red stripes jump out at you when they are all bundled up like that.
      I think that decision will be easier when the course curriculums come out - good luck If you do decide to return to study. What is it that you fancy doing?
      Cathy

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    2. The kids picking up the flags most likely resented being there and looked at it as punnishment.

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    3. Lovely flags for Memorial Day.

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    4. Love those flags. Arlington is covered with them after memorial Day. Same again on 4 July. Beautiful. Lite reading? What's that?

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    5. I always enjoy seeing your photographs. Your eye for colors and creative placement of ordinary things is amazing. These are a great example as to why I keep coming back. I will also have to check out Cadell. I found Dana Stabenow from your recommendation. Thanks for that, too!

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    6. These photos are artistically beautiful, Mage. The colors jump out at you... and the feelings they carry.

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