Every once in awhile, and it is a very rare every once in awhile, people ask me where I come up with the titles for my “An Artist’s Notebook” entries. The once that aren’t glaringly obvious. Frequently they are taken from quotes. But frequently they are taken from songs I’m listening to while either editing the images or while I’m typing up the entry.
For example. “That Wasn’t Me” is a Brandi Carlile song that has some of my favorite lines in it.
Hang on, just hang on for a minute
I’ve got something to say
I’m not asking you to move on or forget it
But these are better days
To be wrong all along and admit is not amazing grace
But to be loved like a song you remember
Even when you’ve changed
This is the opening verse of the song, and it crushes me every time I hear it.
Well any ways, here are some pictures I took in late June. Some are of the official bird of the state of Iowa being confused by its reflection. Or maybe it loves its reflection. It should get to know its Greek mythology better. Get to know the story of Narcissus.
The other pictures are of flowers from around my yard. Well one is from my Mom’s yard. One is from Stan and Noreen’s yard.
The bird harassing my Mom’s car, I’m taking that as a win for not keeping your car very clean. I’m talking to my car, which birds never seem to harass.