London, ON, April 2007 [Click to enlarge]
Quick note, not quite from the road: I'm home. Got back late last evening to an unbelievably happy brood. They waited for me at the airport and barely let me get through the door to the baggage claim area before engulfing me with hugs. Life is good.I like restaurants that give crayons to our kids. It's a little thing, but it keeps them occupied while we wait for our meals to arrive.
I'm exhausted beyond words. Airplanes are lousy places to sleep. Every time I was about to nod off, we'd hit another pocket of turbulence that would jar me awake. Add in the folks walking up and down the aisles, the never-ending PA announcements and the general thrum of the four CFM56 engines on our Airbus A340 (oops, sorry) and I'm lucky if I got 90 minutes of zees over the entire 14-hour flight. Oh well, I'm making up for that now!
I have a monumental pile of pictures and videos to go through before I start packaging and uploading the results to the blog and accompanying Flickr site. Please have patience: it'll take me a bit of time to work through it all, but I'll do my best to get the ball rolling with some initial views over the next couple of days.
Although I liked the symmetry of this image, I was challenged by low light levels and a lack of a tripod. Still, I handheld it and managed to bring home a composition that sticks in my mind for its stark simplicity and texture. The label on the crayons makes the picture a keeper, and ties nicely to the place I've just been.
Your turn: The importance of color in your life. Please discuss.