Though my house is painted in soft pastels, I have always loved deep rich colors. There may be 50 shades of grey, but at this time of the years to trails have 10,000 maybe 1,000,000 shades of green. They say arctic natives have 100 words to describe snow, words fail me when trying to describe the colors of the trees, shrubs and grasses.
The Cardinals have a distinctive shade of red. Brighter than the arm bands of the red-wing blackbirds. But the black birds also have bands of yellow.
The plant at the bottom is indigo. I never knew what it looked like. The golden bloom on the deep purple flower stalks is distinctive. This is the original organic source for the blue in denim. Valued for its durability, fade resistance and beauty.
I haven't downloaded this weeks photos yet. The Eaglets have fledged, as in started to fly from the nest. And we have three Owlets, and their parents hanging out in the trees this year. The Owls are easy to find, look for the guys and gals with the $10,000 lenses pointed into the trees and look at what they are pointing at.
Beyond that my printer/scanner failed, it downloaded a software update and quit working. I swear the manufacturer send these things self destruct orders after a few years. I bought a new one, a different brand, it worked fine on everything except printing from Chrome on my Mac desktop computer. It would print from Chrome on my Chromebook, or Ipad. It printed and scanned from other applications on desktop. A new software update loaded, and now it works as intended.
I had brunch one day in a cozy restaurant on Castro Street in San Francisco. There was a table of marketing people for one of the big computer and printer manufacturers next to me. From listening to them, I am convinced they plan for obsolescence, it is part of their marketing plan. (Sit next to me in a restaurant, when I am eating alone, and I will listen in.) Don't you?