To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
It’s early summer here in Massachusetts. That brings out the flowers. Spring must have brought out some flowers too, but I don’t seem to have captured any good photographs of them.
These flowers photos have slightly better metadata than previous ones because I’ve spent a few days tinkering with jpegRDF so that it supports blank nodes (I’ve also fixed some significant bugs; upgrade to 2.2.0 or later if you’re using any of the V2 series).
With bNode support in place, I was able to add geographic metadata along the lines that Morten Frederiksen proposed. (See also the ESW Wiki page.) With the help of a GPS, I expect to start adding geographic metadata to all my images “real soon now.”
Before leaving you to the pretty pictures, let me take a moment to thank Danny Ayers for his help getting Jena 2 support into jpegRDF. Thanks, Danny! (I left his name out of the documentation credits for a couple of revisions and I was feeling bad; I feel better now.)
The Columbine are self-seeding themselves through the flower bed in a delightful way.
I hope the wild Columbine that sits near the edge of the woods spreads also.
Ok, the chipmunk isn’t a flower, but it is cute. The poor things have no road sense to speak of, unfortunately. This particular one didn’t have any tree sense either and that’s how I managed to get so close to him. (He ran up the little apple tree in our front yard to get away from the dog and then had no where to go.)
Two winters ago, we had a huge ice dam on the roof and everything took a beating when the ice slid off. The porch: smashed. The azaleas: banged up pretty bad; they haven’t really recovered. The rhododendron: mauled, but recovering.
Soon, the balloon flower will be ballooning.