Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Self Portrait for the Summer Solstice

For the Longest Day

Love the earth and the sun
and the animals,
despise riches, give alms
to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid
and crazy, devote your
income and labor to others,
hate tyrants, argue not
concerning God.

Walt Whitman

I like to think that at least when it comes to the photography here, I mostly stay out of the way. Granted, I am the only photographer for this blog, but the images come from me, they are not of me.  I feel that is a distinction with a real difference.

Today however, as I was attempting to get just the right angle on the sun as reflected on the pool in back, I inadvertently included my own partial reflection, as represented by two arms holding a camera in front of a face (photo below - lower right).  

This writing here is so much a reflection of who I am I figured it was fine, at least this once, to let my actual reflection be part of the picture.

Happy Summer Solstice, everyone. Thanks for reading (and commenting!) here at Austin Agrodolce. 


Cat said...

That is a fantastic photo! Happy summer to you!

TexasDeb said...

Thanks so much, Cat. You are such an amazing photographer, that means a lot coming from you. Happy Summer right back to ya!