With this post I am finally caught up with the Friday Shoot-out gang. I hope you went back and saw about ‘power’ in Brasil.
In Brasil I have two issues with SIGNS – The streets are shadowed with signs, there are billboards along the roads, and large, often garish signs atop every store. I try ignore them. And to beat it all they are in PORTUGUESE! Can you imagine? If I don’t focus on the ugly things then I can’t read them, or understand their purpose. As you can see they are often not only above the store (loja) but the same sign will be painted on the store front and a third may even hang down near the sidewalk – Why is all I can ask?
When Camillo is driving I sometimes catch a sign with a word I don’t know and I ask…. most the time I just ignore them. As you can imagine this attitude of mine has somewhat stymied my ability to meet the true purpose of this shoot-out.
Of course there are other signs that can be photographed; signs of love, signs of holidays, or signs of Spring.
Yes, remember here in Brasil we are looking at spring just around the corner. I didn’t have my camera (isn’t that always the way it is?) but across the street from our favorite lunch-time restaurant is a prenatal clinic – the waiting room was full and there were 3 very pregnant women out in front….. a sure sign of spring in the air.
The parrots landing two by two in the trees out front – a little necking in the tree tops, a sure sign that spring is here and summer, with them sleeping in our attic with their new families, is only a short time away.
The Ipe tree is beginning to bloom. The last days of dry season are here, each day starts with an overcast sky and clouds in the valley – a sure sign of spring on its way. All our signs of spring are subtle and easy to miss – but rainy season is obviously a sign that spring and summer are here.