Beat the Heat

At this moment, my weather app says 95 degrees F and feels like 101. How to beat the heat? Danboard has the right idea. I caught him running through the fountain outside our apartment building. Stay cool everyone!

Danboard_playing_in_a_park_fountain_Jeff_Baumgart

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Danboard and the Bokeh Dream

Danboard by Jeff Baumgart

Danboard is pretty great on his own, but put him in front of a wall of small, out of focus lights and something special happens.

The beautiful, out of focus background is called bokeh. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. Using a wide open aperture (small number) increases this effect.

Danboard Plays in the Forest

Danboard Jeff Baumgart

 

I followed Danboard into the forest yesterday. He really seems to be in his element among the trees. Maybe it’s because he is made from cardboard which comes from trees. Or maybe it’s because he blends in so nicely. Whatever it is, he appeared to be really enjoying himself. I noticed that he is surprisingly nimble as he hopped onto logs and bravely crossed the streams. Water and cardboard are not a good mix, but that didn’t stop him from exploring his surroundings. The poor little guy did get tired along the way, but he found some soft moss and a pine cone to take a rest on. All in all he had a great time, and I think he’s already planning his next adventure!

Danboard Jeff Baumgart

 

Danboard Jeff Baumgart

 

Danboard Jeff Baumgart

 

Danboard Jeff Baumgart

 

Danboard Jeff Baumgart

 

Danboard Jeff Baumgart

A Taste of Fall

Danboard Sam Adams Octoberfest

Despite the fact that we shoveled before we raked, I’m not giving in to the idea that fall is gone. This is the best time of year and I’m not going to let a measly 12″ of snow in October ruin it. As I was enjoying a hearty, crisp Sam Adams Octoberfest the other day, I thought about how the autumn motif on the label and the taste itself really reminded me of how great this time of year is. Since it is also so fleeting and, as the Nor’Easter last week proved, unpredictable, I thought I would set up a little photo to remember the feeling. As usual, Danboard always senses when the camera is out!