Two Nickels

I was able to capture one nickel on edge, perfectly still

I was able to capture one nickel on edge, perfectly still

I noticed something interesting today.  I noticed I didn’t feel quite so bored.  Interestingly,  this seems to correlate with a sunny day.  Is it really that simple?

It was also a Tuesday.  Tuesday is a kind of mad-dash in the morning because the housekeeper comes on Tuesday.  This means, in addition to my normal morning routine that includes walking and feeding the dog, showering and getting myself groomed and dressed, we also ran around picking up and then I drove the dog to day care.

Guess what?  There’s rush hour traffic in the morning!  Even here.   And, of course, Tisen didn’t want to get out of the car when we got to doggy daycare.  He’s such a mama’s boy.  I had to lift him off the back seat of the van and then hoist him down to the ground.  It used to be a little easier–he seems to have picked up a few pounds of late.

Of course, once he got inside and one of his doggy friends showed up, he was all excited to be there.  He happily pranced back to the play room with his new best friend after a few doggy handshakes (which is a polite way of describing how dogs actually greet and get to know one another).

Back at home, Tisen seems to feel the need to keep a friend handy at all times

Back at home, Tisen seems to feel the need to keep a friend handy at all times

That task completed, I raced back home for my first conference call of the day.  And, of course, got stuck in traffic.  Traffic was backed up a good quarter of a mile.  It took an extra 5 minutes to drive the one mile between doggy daycare and our building.  Yes, it’s somewhat laughable, but 5 extra minutes to go one mile is a bit annoying.  Especially when you’re running out of time before your first conference call.

Tuesday morning also means I pack up my laptop and head down to the common area at the end of the hall where I can sit and work while someone else vacuums and scrubs back at home.  (How I appreciate the folks who do those chores for me!)  Since the common area is a large room in a corner of the building with lots of windows overlooking the riverfront, it’s a fantastic view.

This morning, there are other residents meeting in the room, so I must sit outside on the balcony so I can talk on my call without their voices interfering.  This puts me outside in the sunshine.

Apparently I need only 2 things to shake me out of my doldrums:  a slight change in my routine and sunshine.  That’s not so hard.

So, now that I’ve spent nearly all of my 500 words, tonight, feeling a little more creative, I had this idea of capturing 2 nickels.  I thought I would have one nickel sitting on edge, in sharp focus.  The other nickel I would roll towards the other, the motion of the rolling nickel blurring it as it strikes the one sitting on edge.

Up close tails--the second nickel is out-of-frame, flopping over long before reaching the first

Up close tails–the second nickel is out-of-frame, flopping over long before reaching the first

I’ll post that shot after I grow a couple more hands.

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