Monday, November 12, 2018

Wildfire Relief

Photo by Patrick Jones. Guardian mural by Francisco Letelier in Santa Monica. 27 Sept 2017.
I'm heading back to LA soon for meetings at headquarters. Like last year, I am arriving back to another round of devastating wildfires. This is happening way too often. There are groups taking donations. You can donate to the Red Cross of Los Angeles, the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Humane Society of Ventura County, or see this article on the LAist for other groups accepting donations. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Armistice Day

Source: Detroit Free Press, 11 Nov 1928.
On this day 100 years ago, the Allies of World War I and Germany signed an armistice to end the fighting of the war. In the United States, this day is Veterans Day, to honor veterans both living and dead.

In our family we have many who served. My Dad, Allison's Dad, her grandfather, my grandfather, and many others. In World War I, we also had Vicente Campuzano Jr (son of my 2nd-great-grandfather), and on Allison's side Edward John Rech. There are others too. We honor their service.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday Photo - Dad, 1955-56

Photo by K.D. Jones of my Dad, about 1955 or 1956.
The photo above is part of a set taken by my Gumpy in the 1950s. I converted the photo in September from slides that were passed down to my Dad. This one is from a family vacation, but I am not certain where it was taken. Dad is clearly on a British flagged ship and it looks to be the summer. Maybe this is on the Great Lakes between the US and Canada.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Early morning light in Dublin

Photo by Patrick Jones. Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland. 26 Oct 2018.
A few weeks ago, on my return trip from Barcelona, I had a 12 hour stopover in Dublin, Ireland. The photos above and below are from the morning of 26 October, before I returned to the airport. The top shows Ha'penny Bridge over the Liffey River and the beginning of sunrise. The bottom photo is taken right by the famous Temple Bar. This is a different view from the photos I captured back in 2015 on my last trip to Dublin. One can still see a bit of the waning full moon, a different view from the one taken in Barcelona the night before.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Moody Dublin before sunrise. 26 Oct 2018.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Diwali 2018

Painting by Satheesh Kanna. Photo by Patrick Jones. 4 Nov 2016, Hyderabad, India.
Today marks the festival Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. It symbolizes the "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance." In the US we still have a long way to go.

Reposting the first photo from my post on art at the Novotel, 14 November 2016.