July 7, 2007

July... Saturday....

Find the cool place...

Water lilies

Find the beautiful...

Water lily

27 comments:

Internet Ronin said...

The colors in the first photo are stunning. Which camera did you use for these photos? Did you enhance them at all?

Ann Althouse said...

You can always see which camera it is by clicking through to the flickr page. This was my tiny Sony. I'm sure I tweaked it a little, but I can't remember what I did. I just use iPhoto and move the sliders around until I like the color and contrast and the like.

Internet Ronin said...

Thanks, Ann! I forgot about clicking through and am glad I did after your reminder, as the largest version of this one makes a great background for my computer screen, BTW. (I tried your earlier shot of the marvelous leaves the other day but, for some reason, it turned out a bit too grainy.)

I have always been very partial to shades of blue and green similar to these.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm flattered to be your screen saver!

I find myself sliding toward the green/blue these days.

Even on the one yesterday with the monk in the saffron robe, I moved it toward blue and green.

George said...

'Cause You make me feel...
Mony! Mony! So!—Mony! Mony!—good!
Mony, Mony........
Well, I feel all right! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Ooh, I love you, Mony!
Mo, mo, Mony .....
Yeah ......
Come on....

Matt Brown said...

Saturday in the park? Must have been the seventh of July.

Eli Blake said...

I find myself sliding toward the green/blue these days.

Well, then you oughtta love Glacier Park.

Maxine Weiss said...

"Althouse blog lacks an authoritative, scholarly tone."

"Althouse's breezy style is too informal for serious and rigorous academic debate. "

---from the AOL Chatrooms

Love, Maxine

Maxine Weiss said...

Breezy, light and airy. That Althouse---so light-hearted she's floating on the clouds!

Internet Ronin said...

"serious and rigorous academic debate."

AOL Chatrooms


Two concepts that I would never conceive as having a remote possibility of making an appearance together. Thanks, Maxine. Quite a chuckle.

Maxine Weiss said...

http://books.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2119597,00.html

Peace, Maxine

PatCA said...

Beautiful. Monet couldn't have done better.

http://images.google.com/images?q=monet+water+lilies&hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=rSv&um=1&sa=X&oi=images&ct=title

Maxine Weiss said...

Yes, but Monet wasn't purporting to be a law blogger.

Maxine Weiss said...

"You can always see which camera it is by clicking through to the flickr page."--Althouse

There is no way to verify the camera information on Flickr, and people routinely lie about their equipment.

Chip Ahoy said...

Best water lilies picture ever.

steve simels said...

I'm just guessing, but the reason Ann isn't live blogging the Gore concerts is probably that she's heartbroken over the failure to book Sanjaya.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, Simels is back! Where the hell were you? I'm not blogging about music on TV because: 1. I don't watch TV in the daytime, 2. I've been busy with this damned 6th Circuit case, 3. I was out in the real world interacting with actual fleshly human beings, 4. I don't like to listen to music that much -- unless I'm driving in my car. I did TiVo the damned thing though, I think. Was anything interesting?

steve simels said...

Was anything interesting?


Foo Fighters were brilliant; ditto Crowded House.

Biggest surprise was Mr. Nicole Kidman and Alicia Keys(!) doing a very credible "Gimme Shelter."

Melissa Etheridge said the unspeakable, and the Dixie-Chicking is probably getting started as I type this....

Ann Althouse said...

Okay. I'm watching the TiVo.

Ann Althouse said...

Don't expect me to say anything about it though. I think it's hard to write about music. What are you going to say? Don't you get tired of calling things "brilliant," etc.? The same old words...

michilines said...

2. I've been busy with this damned 6th Circuit case

I call bs.

RHCP -- best so far.

steve simels said...

Don't you get tired of calling things "brilliant," etc.?

It's called shorthand, Ann. It's casual conversation, not a review.

michilines said...

Kelly Clarkson, native Texan, is a close second.

To clarify, I call bs on your thinking about the case. Running around the internets to figure out what you think and to locate Greenwald may have taken a while.

My bad.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm really impressed by the sound quality (and the picture). So clear.

Ann Althouse said...

"It's called shorthand, Ann. It's casual conversation, not a review."

I'm genuinely being sympathetic. I think it must get tiresome trying to come up with new ways to say that things are good or bad. "Amazing"... "astonishing"... must get annoying...

michilines, what the hell are you talking about. Apparently, you missed my long post about the case. The day I read Glenn Greenwald as a way to figure out what to think is the day I stop blogging.

Ann Althouse said...

"The thoughts that are expressed to me by music I love are not too indefinite to be put into words, but on the contrary, too definite." - Mendelssohn

halojones-fan said...

That second flower looks like something from a creepy Japanese pornographic cartoon. TENTACLES!