Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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12 of 12, November 2017 (and Midlands 2017-#6N)

After a busy morning and early afternoon, in which there were things of interest but my mind was a bit too preoccupied for taking photos, I headed northwards with a work colleague/friend of mine for meetings that we have over the next couple of days. Today was one of those bright spring days, and the extended daylight hours made it nice to be driving in the evening.

At my friend’s house—knowing I wasn’t sure whether or not it would be easy to get my 12 photos for the day before it ended—I took a photo of her lovely rose bush, and some of the sunlit grass in her self-confessed overgrown front yard.

As we sped northward I needed to stop at one point to make a phone call, and so found a place to pull over and took some photos as I chatted on the phone. As you can see by the length of my rather silly shadow, it was definitely evening time. 

Many of the fields through the midlands contain piles of small boulders, accumulated as the farmers clear their paddocks of them.

After stopping for dinner in Campbell Town, the sun finally hit the western horizon. My friend took the first photo below out the car window as we drove, because there was no safe place to stop … but our speed and the camera’s wide angle setting don’t capture what we both found particularly attractive. Fortunately, we eventually found a place to pull over, because I really wanted to capture the sun-fire burning on the edges of the clouds.

Once in Launceston, I still had a few steps to go to get to my daily goal of 10000, so I took some night shots along the river, including the silos near Stillwater restaurant, and the Customs House building. 

[The “12 of 12” project involves taking 12 photos on the 12th of the month. This provides the opportunity to get snapshots of the spectrum of life’s experiences, from the boring to the exciting … depending on what happens on each particular 12th. I have been doing this since 2009; this is the 99th 12 of 12, which makes the next on the 100th, which does add a little pressure to the occasion.]

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