A couple extra photos from Galveston I found while processing some other stuff. Here you've got three tiny succulents decorating the Four Points Sheraton we stayed at. Below, sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico. Look closely at the horizon line and you'll see a big tanker and an oil platform.
On the Web
Every week I save my favorite links from around the internet and present them here on Tuesday. Click around and enjoy!
Pictures around Mallorca, Spain
Looking at these photos makes my influences totally obvious. I see what I am trying to do all over the place here. You know how you have that thing you say all the time
and then you watch a movie from your childhood and realize you have been ripping off E.T. or Flight of the Navigator for the better part of two decades? That's what looking at this post feels like.
Apple Varieties Disappear from US Markets
This issue is near and dear to my heart, despite my having failed at gardening this summer. A hundred years ago, Americans ate an enormous variety of vegetable and fruit varieties - many families growing their own variations. Now we let big agriculture take care of that for us, and they have chosen to grow only the easiest, sturdiest, prettiest varieties - leaving many of the tastiest to go extinct. I'm always looking for the cool names at the farmer's market.
Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget
This nifty little interactive thing on the New York Times website allows you to select different options in an attempt to fix the enormous budget deficit our country faces. When you pick enough options, the puzzle tells you "You solved the deficit!" Honestly, I'm surprised by how easy it is, you know, in a complete dictatorship by a tax-friendly liberal. I didn't even have to touch Medicare or Social Security!
Sexual Inventory Stocklist
"When sex is newer to us, we may not even have a sense of all there is to talk about
. It can feel like being asked what you want to eat at a restaurant without having a menu to even know your options." I found this enormous checklist of sexual activities, beliefs and attitudes very interesting. Even being married, there are a couple things on here that I just don't know what my husband would put. You might share it with your significant other, or just quiz yourself and see what happens!
Top 10 Misconceptions about Photography and the Law
Even if you think you know what your rights are as a photographer, it's always a good idea to double-check. Then when the man is staring you down, telling you to quit photographing or erase your images, you'll know enough to stand your ground confidently.