Thursday, January 26, 2023

Van Gogh in the reservoir woods


Yesterday I went to the Reservoir Woods. They are a surprisingly big inner ring suburban woodlands, and many times I could not see out, even in the bareness of winter, to the civilization surrounding me. It was a lovely morning full of snow and also full of me falling through the snow and swearing as the snow then filled in my boots around my ankles and then melted.

Naturally I wanted to memorialize it all for you. Using my phone I took some pictures but they were not good enough to meet the minimum standards required to appear on Clerkmanifesto!

"What" You ask. "Are the minimum standards required to appear on Clerkmanifesto?"

Check in every morning at 6:30 a.m. to find out! 

Each post is worked to its least acceptable standard, no matter how long it takes.

And never an inch more!

Anyway, my solution to this problem of not meeting my minimum standards with my photos was to ask my phone to put penguins into my pictures. That is what I showed you yesterday. It gave a slightly better feel for the area, though maybe it was a bit less accurate, especially since, and it pains me to say this, there were no actual penguins in The Reservoir Woods. But I also had asked my phone to pretend as if Van Gogh had gone walking with me and made a few paintings of the trees when I was taking pictures of them.

And this is the very thing I have for you today.


  1. These are really nice; your camera seems to have a good understanding of Van Gogh.
    I liked the penguins, too. You know, I'm sure, that penguins are close by, just a mile or two away.


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