Roses are expensive, violets are free, clicking the pics is easy, cause there's only three
Yesterday Frank commented that the last picture in my walking pics looked like the surface of the moon. Agreeing that was the case, I decided to take it a little farther and turn the picture into a black and white photo. It helped, but the sky in my picture was still white instead of black like pictures from the moon. So I reversed the colors turning black into white and white into black and got a more realistic sky. And I was so pleased with it that I got a picture of the earth off the Internet and stuck it in the sky just for fun.
But I don't think the Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce would be too happy about their town being compared to the desolate surface of the moon.
Today was a day of R&R, I had no desire to do anything, so I didn't.
That's one of the many advantages of being retired; I try not to make schedules or plans for myself. There are very few things I HAVE to do, and the few things I do HAVE to do, I get to decide when to do them... It's what I call freedom.
I know living like that would drive some people crazy. There are folks, and I have known some, that must have schedules, lists of things to do, plans, and plans to make plans, in other words, a structured, disciplined life, where even "free time" is on the list of things to do.
Now I'm not talking about working folks. For the most part, working folks have to live like that. Structure is the only way to fit in everything that's going on in their life. I'm talking about people that don't have to live that way but do so because they're seemingly compelled to have needless structure in their life.
My mom was like that. Even when she was my age, and there was no actual reason to do certain things at certain times, she still had a particular day when she would go to the grocery store, a day when Mom would vacuum, or a day when she would do laundry. And I've heard her say many times things like," I don't feel like vacuuming today, but it needs to get done."
The truth was it didn't "need" to get done today. There was just something going on in her mind that made her create schedules for herself to follow.
Maybe that's why I'm not too fond of schedules. Perhaps I had too many schedules when I was growing up, and the first chance I got to live a life free from schedules was retirement. And now I have the desire to live a life devoid as possible of structure and schedules. A life that allows me to come and go when and where I please based on how I feel at the moment... A life of freedom.
These annoying vehicles which are extremely popular to buy or rent here on the Colorado River, are my least favorite means of transportation. It seems they were built for the sole purpose of aggravating other people. Actually it's not even correct to call them "transportation" because I've yet to see anyone use them to get from point A to point B. The sole reason for their existence appears to be buzzing around at high speed to irritate both boaters and people on shore alike.
If you watch some YouTube videos about these things you will be convinced that the riders should not only be required to have a license, but an IQ test as well.
This is another activity available at Sara Park here in Lake Havasu. I haven't seen anyone using it so I'm not exactly sure what it is, but it appears to be either a BMX bicycle park, or a skateboard park, maybe both.