A new indoor record


See more pictures for this august occasion at Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind including this sailor cooling it as the rest of his immediate world parties on, a pretty cool rainbow, and the results of a vertical snowstorm. Click, go and enjoy.

This tow boat crew member is showing his cool in the face of loud music and a big crowd at the 2002 French Quarter Fest in New Orleans at Woldenberg Park. The mighty Mississippi is in the background. We caught each other’s eye as I shot and he seemed to think it was OK. We were both good with the world as we knew it at the time. And lo, it was cool.

Black labrador retriever

Click on Stella the lab and see more pictures.

This week, we are celebrating the 300th Cordancer dot-com Photo of the Week,  the sister site of Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind, a new indoor record for this ol’ boy. The Corndancer page came first and stirred my little pea brain to start Weekly Grist. At Corndancer this week, we have posted four pictures, two never-before-posted and a couple of favorites.

I am grateful to my long-term friend and co-conspirator Ebenezer Baldwin Bowles, the chief cook and bottle washer at Corndancer dot-com for his stellar work and hatching up the idea of the Photo of the week.  Most people who go to his site will tell you it’s not a stretch to graze through the many and varied pages for hours. Take a look at the Photo of the Week page.

This week. following our idea at Corndancer, we are posting some old favorites here at Weekly Grist as well, the next of which is a nicely placed rainbow.

I was alerted to this rainbow by a friend. Fortunately I was on the move when I got the call. By the time I arrived on the scene, and jumped out of my truck to shoot, the rainbow was fading fast in the face of a fast moving thunderstorm. I managed to get one five shot burst before I had to jump back in the truck. It is always better to be lucky than good.

I was alerted to this rainbow by a friend. Fortunately I was on the move when I got the call. But, by the time I arrived on the scene and jumped out of my truck to shoot, the rainbow was fading fast in the face of a rapidly moving thunderstorm. I managed to get one five shot burst before I had to jump back in the truck. It is always better to be lucky than good.

Bluesman Brian Austin belts it out during the 2012 "Red, White and Blues" concert sponsored by "Blues for a Cause," here in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The organization is presenting a similar event at which Austin will perform again, July 4, 2013 at the Riverside Amphitheater in the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park.

Bluesman Brian Austin belts it out during the 2012 “Red, White and Blues” concert sponsored by “Blues for a Cause,” here in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The organization is presenting a similar event at which Austin will perform again, July 4, 2013 at the Riverside Amphitheater in the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park.

And last but not least, more prima-facie evidence that the weather around here is as crazy as a tree full of owls, a picture of our horizontal snowstorm.

Vertical snow on trees

At Davis Life Care Center, we call this area, “the park.” Just after Christmas of 2012, a snowstorm blew in so hard, most of its deposits were on vertical surfaces. This is the morning after. Snow on the tree trunks and precious little on Mother Earth.

By the way, this is the 235th Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind. Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will continue to send these dispatches. We always welcome suggestions for subject matter. Have a goodun.

Thanks for dropping by,
Joe Dempsey

Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind.

http://www.joedempseyphoto.com/
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