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Sunday, April 26, 2009


Agency of Homeland Security


The AHS has issued a Defcon 1 Alert –


Defcon 1 refers to maximum readiness. It is not certain whether this has ever been used, but it is reserved for imminent or ongoing attack on US military forces or US territory by a foreign military power.


- and is asking all persons to be on the lookout for the ubiquitous gonzo digital photographer – Robert d Snaps.


I am one of the only users of alt and title tags.

Backyard I



Wait, this is all wrong. The AHS tried to use numbers in its alert system after 9/11 but many AHS agents had trouble remembering the difference between Defcon 1 and Defcon 5. The AHS currently uses a color coding system.


Recently painted fence.

Backyard II



The AHS has issued a Red Alert and is asking all persons to be on the lookout for the ubiquitous gonzo digital photographer – Robert d Snaps.


Serenely she waits.

Side



While there is no known picture of Mr. Snaps and his whereabouts is currently unknown, the Agency has issued the following snaps of a location that has recently been habitated by Mr. Snaps.


Oh say can you see.

Flag



Government has always used times of crisis to enact legislation that usurps the rights, liberties, and freedoms, of its citizens. The usurping of individual rights is a reoccurring pattern of all governments. Temporary emergency powers are granted a bureaucratic body and once these powers are obtained they are never relinquished. Note that in any and all Homeland Security legislation, there is no delineation of when or upon what conditions, these powers would be voided.


The only outdoor flags worth considering are applique.

Backyard III



It is the nature of The Beast, it is the nature of The Leviathan, that once manifest, it can not be banished. Those that beckon are forever doomed to grovel in the belly of The Beast.


The magic is in the doing.

Yellow Iris



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Saturday, April 25, 2009


Waterboarding


Waterboarding doesn’t sound so bad. Waterboarding sounds like something you might find in a water park. Waterboarding is far from the worst thing that humans have discovered to inflict shame, humiliation, and pain on another human being. The Japanese routinely whacked off the left hand of offenders caught stealing. Nail pull or waterboard? I’m a Pisces.

Lots of people have been waterboarded. It is part of the initiation rituals of many secret societies and also part of the curriculum of many specialized units of the US Armed Forces.

I have been waterboarded twice. Once as part of a job interview in Virginia in 1988 and again last week when I was caught speeding in Forsyth County.

“Do you have any idea how fast you were going son?”
“No Sir.”
Waterboard.
They take traffic violations very seriously in Forsyth County.

While I don’t find waterboarding objectionable per say, I am dismayed to learn that the United States found it necessary to waterboard Khalid Sheik Mohammed 183 times.

Something is seriously wrong with this man.

I Wet My Bed Until I was 14


You can say what you want about security or terrorists or whatever, but the waterboarding of an individual 183 times depicts a very deranged psychopathology. The word sadist comes to mine. Out of control is another term that applies.

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Friday, April 24, 2009


Candide, ou l'Optimisme (1759)

François Marie Arouet a.k.a. Voltaire


Mea Culpa. I apologize for all the flower snaps, but the bitch is in heat now and I have to get it while I can.

Not quite pleased with this snap.  Going to try again today to do better.

Hidden in The Nooks and Crannies


And in Her own fashion, she bestows her thanks on those who still keep Her way.

I always want to call these guys clementis.

Crimson Tide


"There is a concatenation of all events in the best of possible worlds; for, in short, had you not been kicked out of a fine castle for the love of Miss Cunegund; had you not been put into the Inquisition; had you not traveled over America on foot; had you not run the Baron through the body; and had you not lost all your sheep, which you brought from the good country of El Dorado, you would not have been here to eat preserved citrons and pistachio nuts."

I wish the stamen was more in focus.

Purple Haze


"Excellently observed," answered Candide; "but let us cultivate our garden."

-THE END- .

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Pink Tease


Little One planted these lovely ladies last year. All during last year's drought when the pinks panted I ensured (insure/assure/ensure) that they got water.

Unfortunately there was a late frost and now bad winds that have taken some of the radiance from this Spring's display.

Pink Tease


I did an 8x10 print of the last snap and it came out great.

Unfortunately there was a late frost and now bad winds that have taken some of the radiance from this Spring's display.

Faint Spring Blush


But perhaps I should have called the photograph Pretty in Pink.

Unfortunately there was a late frost and now bad winds that have taken some of the radiance from this Spring's display.

Pretty in Pink


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Monday, April 20, 2009


White Delight


"The purpose of poetry is to remind us
how difficult it is to remain just one person,
for our house is open, there are no keys in the doors,
and invisible guests come in and out at will."
Ars Poetica? - Czeslaw Milosz


Plants are Mother Nature’s most erotic creatures. Plants let it all hang out and apparently aren’t too particular about who drops in.

The first of my fancy irises to bloom this spring - 2009.

White Delight


My fancy irises are starting to paint the day. It doesn’t take much to get an iris going and once established irises are the poster child for low maintenance.

The first of my fancy irises to bloom this spring - 2009.

White Delight Encore


Although simple to maintain the irises reign in the upper echelons of the flower aristocracy with a stately elegance and savior faire yet to be achieved by most of their rivals.

The first of my fancy irises to bloom this spring - 2009.

Come Hither With Dispatch


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Sunday, April 12, 2009


Hail Holy Light


And from the East He comes slowly.

A Gift From the East


The light of another day is upon us, fresh and pristine with the scent of purpose and puck. Like the manna that fell from the sky to feed the dreams of many, we have each been given the energy to do what we will.

I hope I take the time to do a better job of capturing this flower arrangement.

Arrangement in Yellow & Pink


As in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, the magic is in the doing. Do many things. Some of them will be good.

I have yet to fully appreciate the symbolism of The Cross.

1,2,3, A Trine A Trinity


Not perfect but me nonetheless.

Happy Easter.

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