If you’ve been following this series since its inception, you may remember an early post entitled A Quintessence of Clouds wherein I track the opening of a new day via a series of quickly shapeshifting cloud formations.
I noted the sudden appearance of what looked like a genie that had just escaped containment, I reprise that image offering and caption here:
Well, that genie dissolved – or so I thought – as I went about my merry way.
Not so fast! As any kid will tell you, genies are tricky and elusive and highly prone to reappearing when one least expects it.
A few days ago, as I made the final jog in my long driveway, enjoying the somewhat amorphous cloud covered sky, the sun broke through the dense cloud-cover and sent me a “signal” to stop the car, get out and look around. The current clouds on parade did not engage my photographer’s eye, but I sensed something coming. I fetched the Leica, relaxing as I leaned back against the side of the car and waited.
Then suddenly, I saw it! The genie, yes the genie. Laughing at me from its Colossus-like towering position, high overhead.
I learned that the genie that has apparently taken up residence over my property is a “friendly genie” – (the best kind – and the only kind I wish to befriend). And so, after a minor negotiation, genie agreed to take a break and enter my uncorked “camera bottle.”
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Seconds later, the sky evidenced no signs of the genie for as far as the eye could see – gone in a flash, just like that first time.
Meet my property’s friendly genie, wishing to say hello to ya’all.
. . . “I am a Friendly Genie! . . .
. . . “And yes, your wish is my command . . .
. . . “(Just keep it clean)” . . .
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Image captured: 07.18.2010 | Woodstock, NY
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