Promenade, books, and election

Today I parked near the library and returned a book I just finished reading, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacey McNulty. Interesting story of a 12 year old girl who was hit by a lightning and survived.

I borrowed 2 books in return: Conversation on Writing by Ursula Le Guin and The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli.

From the library I walked to the county Election Division Office and delivered my completed election ballot.
Primary election is 2 weeks away. We vote by mailed ballots.

Since I’m already in the downtown I meandered around took some photos of the colors of the day. Then I walked over to the Oxbow Market and bought dark chocolates and Italian Lemon cookies for Mrs. Abstract.

I didn’t record the time but my mobile phone recorded my steps: 6700 steps. Not much. It was more of a promenade.Lost in time.

There is a mode: Effects in my camera which I played around. I have not used it before.


one of the art pieces in the Art Walk



That’s white magnolia tree in bloom



First Street looking south


First Street looking north


I’m walking at the Oxbow Commons towards Oxbow Market (with red color). photo taken by mobile phone.


The Riverfront seen from First Street bridge in my return from Oxbow Market.

off the grid

Away from the range
without wires,”off the grid”,
of habits relentless 
to each moment
 a vast space, unexplored,
 basic needs forgotten.
An idle mind
explores secrets 
of boredom.
There was once a time
for doodles and aimless scroll
a pedestrian strolling.
Let spring comes
engage the world 
in your arms and senses
get your shoes and promenade
sunset and starry sky
on your palette.