Thursday, October 14, 2010
Good Neighbors & Photos
Thank goodness for good neighbors. Our neighbors kept on eye on our house and our pool while we were gone. He made sure the pool didn't run too low on water. As it turned out that was a good thing because it didn't rain in this part of Florida, only up the eastern seaboard where some places got more than 20 inches of rain from a big storm.
We got home late and quickly looked at the pool to be sure the water level was OK. We noticed one of our lawn chairs was crumpled on the pool deck in lots of pieces. We were so worried, hoping our neighbor didn't get hurt.
The next day our neighbor came over before we got a chance to go over to his house. He met Gary outside unpacking our motorhome. He said sheepishly, "I broke your chair". Gary said, "We were so worried you might have been hurt". And the neighbor said, "I'm so glad the chair broke when I was sitting in it and not Linda". He knows I have a bad back so he was worried about me hurting myself. Who could ask for a better neighbor, more worried about me, than himself.
Anyway I bought some flowers and picked out a celadon vase to take to our neighbors. Before I went over there I decided to take a few photos. Hundreds of photos later, I still didn't get what I wanted. Gary said he never knew a bunch of flowers could take so long to arrange. Ha, little does he know. One thing always leads to another in pottery. Here's a link to a previous photo I took of this vase in daylight which is much more true to the color and texture.
A pale blue celadon vase isn't the easiest to take a photo of I guess. I think a darker background would be better. All I had was the black poster paper that I use to take photos of greenware pieces, so that's what the dust is. I bought another light to angle from the top. I think I'll also order a dark backdrop for lighter glazed pieces and get that tripod I've been wanting.
I had to give up today, I was just too frustrated to take any more photos and really wanted to take the vase over to our neighbors. Tomorrow is another day.
Just back from bringing the vase full of flowers to our neighbors. Seems as if his whole family worked at the Steubenville Pottery in Ohio. He talked about walking into 100 foot diameter bisque kilns and firing Russel Wright ware. It's a small world after all.