Anyway, on Counter Social this month I am starting up a bit of fun today, Oct 1, with a month-long challenge to post pictures throughout the month (one per day or one on any given day) based on themes -- and the themes can be interpreted however one interprets them!
The themes are listed on the right (click the pic to enlarge) -- and the pics can be photos, photoshops, clips, closeups, or any sort of visual depiction. Whatever. It’s all for fun.
I'll be posting them here, over on Counter Social, and on my account on Threads. If you're on Counter Social or Threads, you can join the fun -- just use the hashtag #Octography (does Threads use hashtags?).
Oct 9: Candle / Fire
The largest Fire ever known
Occurs each Afternoon--
Discovered is without surprise
Proceeds without concern--
Oct 10: Seasonal Brews
Once, when I was in Walla Walla, Washington, I ordered a pumpkin spice cream cold brew at Starbucks & the barista gave me extra cream in a small to-go cup. Oh my — it was heaven!
Flashback to a time when the Trump Virus was running rampant.
(FYI: I made pics 1, 2 & 3, but I found pic 4 online. I did make a Van Gogh — but in mine he was wearing his mask! )
Oct 12: Unmasked
Even with all the variants of the Trump Virus throughout the pandemic — from its start to today — most cray-cray conservatives refused to wear a mask — proving definitively that you can’t mask stupidity and arrogance.
Oct 13: Midnight Hour
The Doomsday Clock’s original setting in 1947 was seven minutes to midnight. It has since been set backward eight times and forward 17 times for a total of 25. The farthest time from midnight was 17 minutes in 1991, and the nearest is 90 seconds, set on January 24, 2023.
Oct 16: Shades of Black
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted—nevermore!
Past covers from the New Yorker
1: The abandoned DeJarnette Sanitarium outside Staunton, VA — where many atrocities took place!
2: Me inside the abandoned train tunnel under Afton Mountain near Waynesboro, VA.
3: Sunset along Skyline Drive.
4: Trees along the Blue Ridge Parkway.