In the posting from yesterday I wrote that I didn't take any photographs that day. Well, that isn't quite true, as after making that posting I went out with my daughter and the LX5. She wanted to get a nice-looking maple leaf, and I took some photographs. It had just started to rain, and it was quite dark except for the streetlights.
Today I commuted by bus, as I felt that five days of commuting by bicycle would be a bit excessive. And quite a lot of rain was forecasted. I took photographs from the bus window, all rather blurry, but they fit the mood. I have had a bit of unreal feeling because of the lack of sleep and a lot of exercise. Well, maybe this will be cured during the weekend.
At the Ministry I took part in a tongue-in-cheek "summer photograph" competition for the staff, and my photograph was selected as the winner. You can view it below. Originally I included the photograph in a posting discussing saving money by cutting the local school budget, which seemed crazy to me.
This is only the second time I have won a photograph competition. The previous time was an event for the employees of the company, and I was quite as surprised then as this time, because I don't think my photographs are such that they would generate a lot of votes in a competition.
(Posting title is from the poem “Oh Fairest of the Rural Maids” by William Cullen Bryant.)