Murals & Me
From time to time I have posted wall murals that have been painted on buildings in our area. Last year this mural appeared just off of the downtown square. I thought it was very cool and thought that it would be a fun thing to grab my camera and shoot a selfie. That never happened. It turned out that the mural was a temporary piece and early this year it was replaced.
Batman disappeared and a new image replaced the iconic comic strip theme. The new one is a bit more patriotic but is also an excellent work of art.
This mural immediately got me to thinking about the photo possibilities. With social distancing and shelter in place orders from all forms of government it is pretty easy to get a clean image without waiting for people to pass by and out of the frame. I was thinking that on a Saturday or Sunday morning the lighting would be good and there would literally be no one stirring. That seemed like a great time for a selfie! Well, Saturday at 6:00 a.m. I set up my camera, tripod, and remote shutter release.
You’re probably going to see some form of this image around Veterans Day, but I still miss Batman.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
Well, we have certainly entered the dog days of summer here in NW Arkansas. This week the temperature will probably reach triple digits and the heat index will approach 110. The humidity will be high and no one will feel like doing anything. Hot summer nights might be spent gazing at the moon…which happens to be the theme for this week at 4M.
One of my all-time favorite bands was Creedence Clearwater Revival, so it should come as no surprise that Bad Moon Rising would be my first offering.
Of course, as a child of the sixties, no moon theme would be complete without Cat Stevens and Moonshadow.
I have to admit that when the world embraced Beatlemania I drifted towards the Rolling Stones. I eventually came around to the Fab Four, but I always liked the harder edge of The Stones music.
So let’s close this set with the boys from Liverpool and Mr. Moonlight.
Well, it seems that I have had a “senior moment” and gotten ahead of myself by posting the theme for next week. So I guess that means I’ll be on the search for more Moonstruck Music this week. Stay safe, stay healthy, and have a blessed week.