Gathered two new pictures (Sunset & Josie) and added them to the previous pictures for Project 366. I had a bit of a Day on Monday and didn’t have time to get a photo that day, but did get pictures for Tuesday (Sunset) and Wednesday (Josie), with both taken on my Pixel 3a. I had some other things come up Thursday and Friday (my daughter’s birthday) and today (Saturday) so no photos, either. I’ll do better next week.
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Monday, January 6
In the dead of night Hector’s ghost appeared to warn Æneas of the impending doom to come upon the walled city of Troy. Æneas lifted his aged father on his back and, taking his son by the hand, sought safety in flight. Off to Latium!
(H. Schliemann, discoverer of ancient Troy, born Jan. 6, 1822.)
Tuesday, January 7
The Sultan had a habit of beheading each dawn his beautiful bride of the night before, until he encountered Scheherazade. Cleverly she saved her life a thousand and one mornings.
Wednesday, January 8
God was pleased with the piety of Job, but Satan accredited the piety to Job’s prosperity and happiness. So a trial was made. See how each succeeding affliction visited on Job shook the depths of his nature, and how he survived.
Thursday, January 9
With only fifty-two men, Sir Francis Drake conceives the idea of attacking his archenemy, Spain, at her most vulnerable point the treasure at Nombre de Dios. (Drake died at Nombre de Dios, Jan. 9, 1596.)
Friday, January 10
King Pantheus of Thebes contended against Dionysus, the God, for the adoration of the Theban women. The god was winning by bewitching the women when the king interceded. Euripides tells the story in a masterpiece of Greek drama.
Saturday, January 11
Hamilton organized the Treasury Department. He penned most of the Federalist papers, which were greatly influential in bringing New York into the Union – the first step toward its eminent position in national and world finance. (Alexander Hamilton born Jan. 11, 1757.)
Day 5/366 of my 2020 Project 366. I went out on a drive today, mostly as I wanted out. We were sick the entirety of December, and I was tired of only leaving the house to go to the store or errands. So I got in my car, turned on navigation, and went driving. This was taken at the boat loading area at Rhea Springs Recreation Area near Spring City, TN.
Camera: Nikon D5600
Settings: ƒ/13 | 1/640| 35mm| ISO200
Edits: Portrait + Accentuate in Snapseed
Simple Abundance – “The Woman You Were Meant to Be”
Harvard Classics – “The Soaring Eagle and Contented Stork“, essay by Mazzini. Mazzini labored for the freedom of Italy but was exiled. Byron and Goethe also battled for liberty. Mazzini wrote an essay in which he compared Byron to a soaring eagle and Goethe to a contented stork. (Byron arrived in Greece to fight for Greek freedom, Jan. 5, 1824.)
Short Story – “Last Bus to What’s Left of Albuquerque” by Carrie Cuinn
Essay – “A Tale of Two Continents: The Story of Lemuria and Gondwana” by Thomas Manuel
Harvard Classics – “A Flounder Fish Story” by the Grimm Brothers
Simple Abundance – “This isn’t a Dress Rehearsal”
Short Story – “The Other Two” by Edith Wharton
Essay – “The Hatpin Peril” Terrorized Men Who Couldn’t Handle the 20th-Century Woman + “The Womens’ Movement” by Joan Didion
Day 4/366 of my 2020 Project 366. it’s cold and wet and wintry today, and the maple tree in my yard is sleeping for the spring along with the other trees and my garden.
Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5600
Settings: ƒ/9 | 1/320 | 35mm | ISO200
Edits: Portrait + Accentuate in Snapseed
Day 3/366 of my Project 366 for 2020. It was super wet today, and it was misting in between rain showers.
Filter/Edits: Silvered filter- PS Express
Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5600, Nikkor AF=P 18-55mm
Settings: ƒ/5.6 | 1/125 | 52mm | ISO160
The Crape Myrtle outside of my house in the rain and at night. Taken with my Pixel 3a using Night Sight, and edited in Snapseed using Portrait + Accentuate filters.
Google Pixel 3a ƒ/1.8 1/3 4.44mm ISO3076
Short Story: “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf
Harvard Classics in 15 Minutes: School-Day Poems by John Milton. Read: MILTON’S POEMS Vol. 4, pp. 7-18
Simple Abundance: “Loving The Questions”
Today was a bit harder due to real life, but day 2 has been taken care of! Including my Latin.