weirdly lit

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the more or less medium-sized purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with (who has nothing much to say), and here to bring you a slightly unusual post. You may remember me from such posts as “The Project”, among so many, many others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose. The light is rather subfusc, don’t you think? I like that word, subfusc. 15092607Something was happening. (Yes, that is a custom destuffed Lamb Chop toy behind me, if you were wondering.)15092608The guy I live with was playing a video on the laptop, and there was barking.

For some reason, the guy I live with decided to take a bunch of pictures in “weird light”, yesterday, and he says to post these even though they look odd to me. 15092601


15092606 15092605 This one is kind of normal, and it has me in it. 15092604 15092603 Then today, the light wasn’t so weird, and so he took a picture of a crocus in flower, which is not quite the same one that he posted on Facebook, whatever that is. This is Crocus bolensis.


I got to go on my evening walk. This is me, on my walk.15092701Heading in this direction, which we go in for a while, and then turn around. The canal is on the right, which is why there are willows. 15092702We’ve started going down the creek path like the guy I live with and Chess, the purebred border collie who lived here before me and left me all the toys, did. There isn’t much of a trail now. We’ll try to fix that. 15092703I think this tree is kind of scary. It hangs over the path in a sort of mysterious way. It’s especially eerie in subfusc light.15092704Speaking of that, the guy I live with got this picture “before clouds spoiled everything”. It’s a lunar eclipse, if you didn’t know.15092706The guy I live with tried to explain the mechanism behind all this but I don’t think he understood it as well as he thought he did.

I guess that’s it. I know this was kind of a peculiar post. I’ll leave you with a picture of me being slightly tormented by the guy I live with standing in the kitchen with a biscuit on his head. Go figure, huh.15092705

Until next time, then.


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12 Responses to weirdly lit

  1. Deborah S. Farrell says:

    You look good, weirdly lit. It’s too cloudy here to see the eclipse, so it’s nice to see what it looks like there.

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks. The guy I live with spent quite a bit of time standing in the street with his camera and tripod, and complaining about the cars with their headlights on. He complains when they drive with their headlights off, too. I mean at night. He wants things his way, or no way.

  2. Nell says:

    Thanks so much for the weird lighting! The blood moon was rained out here. Not that we’re complaining — three full days of gentle rain, with pauses for soaking in… the answer to prayers after a long, hot dry spell. But I hated to miss the phenomenon completely, and here you are! Weirdly lit.

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks; the guy I live with spent “many a frustrating minute” with the DSLR trying to get it to take an eclipse picture, which it did not. We would definitely like some gentle rain, though rain here is rarely gentle.

  3. Barb K says:

    We had clear skies for the moon here, but large orange streetlights in the foreground. You sent me to google again for a definition of subfusc and there is an interesting British definition too using the word as a noun. Could be your coat, if you went to university. Your head tilt was university grade. Does it allow you to hear better? I think the lighting in the garden pictures is beautiful. Much to look at in this post and such a wealth of posting these days. Thanks!

    • paridevita says:

      Thank you. The radar ears give me excellent hearing, of course. I can hear a cat walking on a lawn two blocks away, and usually bark the guy I live with awake in the middle of the night when that happens. He doesn’t like that very much. I didn’t go to university, at all, but did you know, since I think this hasn’t been discussed, that I wasn’t housebroken? Nope, not at all. I figured this out all by myself.

  4. Yes, just in from watching the eclipse, beautiful and clear and looong, plus a lot of smoky scent from beach bonfires. Now there is a martini and ice cream and soon I will be subfusc. Love all the shots of the garden and the exquisite one of the trail untrod. Great lunar eclipse pic, really great. Didn’t think to try for one until I saw the show here. Noticed dear Lamb Chop at once, the customized mangle catches the eye at once. Your last shot was transfixing, dear Mani.

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks, I try to be transfixing. Doesn’t always work. Well, the thing is, the guy I live with went out and just noticed the eclipse, you know, and then went out again with tripod and point-and-shoot, the camera which he uses most, and was standing in front of the neighbor’s yard, in the street, taking pictures, and nothing but slivers of light were appearing, until his neighbors asked does the camera have a Fireworks setting, which it did, and so he actually leaned something. Old dog, you know.

  5. janet b. says:

    no matter the condition of the light, you are one adorable, and obviously, from your video, one very bright doggie. may you make many more cool and interesting paths (chess walked, or not) and write many more posts. they are something i really enjoy reading with my morning coffee.

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks, though I was very naughty this afternoon, chewing the linen drapes in the living room; the guy I live with got really angry and I had to hide in my fort. He doesn’t hit me, just yells. I don’t know why I did that, I just did. It rained a tiny bit here. Not much. There was a severe thunderstorm warning with hail…at the end of September, very bizarre….but it passed me by.

      • Barb K says:

        Oh, Mani. Did you rise up early from your nap and go chew out of boredom? Linen. Sounds expensive.

      • paridevita says:

        Well, the guy I live with says it wasn’t really; drapes from Pottery Barn. I’m not sure why I thought the drapes, right at the bottom, needed chewing. I’m anything but bored here; there’s lot of stuff to do.

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