Grump Central Archive: Week of 4 October 2020

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Got nothing for today.

Friday, 9 October 2020

Apologies to folks who were having trouble reaching my websites yesterday ("The requested URL was rejected"—rejected by whom? No one knows!). One possible explanation is that my sites are not "secure" (https:// versus http://). This would be a genuine problem if any of my sites gathered sensitive personal information, such as for sales transactions. They don't, so it's a non-issue. However, because my websites are hosted on a server that's shared by commercial websites, I suffer outages should there be a problem with any of them. I could fix this by paying extra to have my own secure websites, but finances won't allow that. Consequently, there may be outages on occasion. Hang in there, they usually clear up in a matter of an hour or two.

Then, further to yesterday's rant about the pandemic, one of my best friends was recently in contact with someone who tested positive (after I last saw him, I hasten to add), so I won't be seeing him for a while now—which slashes the number of people I still see by one-third. Well, sheee-it. Meanwhile, please enjoy some Mountain Laurel in bloom. Not many joys left in life, are there?

Thursday, 8 October 2020

I love foggy mornings, like this one on 28 November 2015. They're so ethereal. In other news, the pandemic is still messing with my ability to see people. I have the distinct feeling there are some friends I may not get to see before I die, especially given the way I've been feeling lately. That sucks, but the reality is it only sucks for me while I'm alive; it sucks for my friends long afterward. Know that I'm with you in spirit.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

It was an angry-looking sky that greeted me on the morning of 5 March 2015.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Bright and early on 8 May 2015, I snapped this view of my front yard. Until I found the property two years earlier, never in my wildest dreams had I imagined this possibility.

Monday, 5 October 2020

From the (relative) comfort of my camper, I captured this sunrise on the morning of 30 January 2015. I was busy designing my home, so all that existed on the property was my camper. Ah, the bliss of ignorance...

Sunday, 4 October 2020

I'm continuing with the "best of" series simply because I haven't shot anything worthwhile lately. This was "May Day" in 2016, right after a shower. The gnarled and twisted trunks and darker green leaves are mountain laurel bushes, set against a backdrop of brilliant beech tree leaves down the hill.

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