Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: change

  • Time for Change

    Earlier, I stopped in at a nearby grocery store to shop for ingredients to make my world famous spaghetti. Well, it’s really only known locally – so, small world famous? Hmm… Whatever the case, Sriracha Sauce continues to be unavailable in the area. Oh, and I purchased some lottery tickets.

    As usual, I was second in line at the customer service counter, waiting behind an elderly woman going through the process of returning an item. Apparently, there were complications, and, once concluded, she forgot to take her bag. Fortunately, there were no coupons or checkbooks involved, so the wait wasn’t too long.

    Of course, I’d like to win the lottery, but I was also there to make change. So, I purchased $5 worth of tickets and handed the cashier a $20 bill. She printed the tickets, put my money into the cash register, closed the drawer and handed me a $5 bill as change.

    “Hey, I gave you $20. You owe me $15”. She shot me a suspicious glance, as if questioning whether or not I was trying to pull the wool over her eyes, then reopened the register to remark, “Oh, you’re right. I accidentally put your $20 bill into the $10 slot”. We chuckled and I smiled, until she put another $5 bill on the counter, adding “Here you are. Sorry about that”.

    I said, “Hey, hey, that’s only $10, now…you still owe me another $5″. Momentarily dumbfounded, she added another $5 to the mix and, finally, we were square. As I turned to begin shopping, I thought to myself…

    the third time is the charm!

    Geez.


  • Poem

    Sands of Time

    Around the lake on winds of change
    The sands of time did rearrange
    To shift terrain along the shore
    Resculpting landscapes to explore

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    One of the early lessons I learned as a child growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in the city of Marquette on Lake Superior, was the enormous power of Mother Nature. Though some geographical locations remain relatively unchanged over time, the shorelines of my youth were renewed with each major storm — altering beaches and sandbars, as well as gigantic boulders washing up on to the harbor breakwall.

    This vintage photograph highlights the shores of Gitche Gumee to the northwest of Marquette, near Little Presque Isle. If interested, it’s available on a variety of prints and other items in my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal.

    Enjoy the great outdoors!


  • Poem

    Poem

    Time is Precious

    Time is precious
    It’s of the essence
    It’s here, then gone
    From adolescence

    The time you have
    And the time you take
    The things you’ve done
    And the plans you make
    The sights you’ve seen
    Now a memory
    And what’s to come
    Yet a fantasy

    Time marches on
    Though nary a sound
    Hands on the wall
    Each day spin around

    Time is fleeting
    Take note and behold
    Lessons in life
    With age, growing old

    Make your time count
    To be a good friend
    Share happiness
    And love to the end

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    You might also enjoy reading another poem I wrote about time, entitled “A Distant Time“. It was published on July 12, 2021.


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Spring Thaw

    Spring Thaw

    Enjoy my abstract digital rendition of layers of ice thawing on a lake, as the warming-season of spring arrives. Please visit the following galleries for prints, apparel and other great gifts: Society 6, Pixels and Redbubble. Hope to see you soon!


  • Poem: Water Always Wins

    Poem: Water Always Wins

    Reflecting to reconcile the passage of time
    An artful adaptation before young eyes
    I set aside distractions of the digital world
    Choosing instead to carry a wooden walking stick and canteen
    Traversing what were once elevated peaks
    Dense rock now carved into gorges
    The jagged, sharp edges refined and smooth underfoot
    Warmed in the flow of nature
    Water always wins.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    Photography prints available.


  • Shifting Reflections

    Shifting Reflections

    From static to dynamic, ripples in moving water shift the reflection of a rocky shore and green forest. If you’re interested in a print for your home or office, then I encourage you to visit my gallery at Fine Art America. Thanks!


  • Winds of Erosion

    Strong winds eroding geometric structures, with a splash of color added to a predominantly black and white textural graphic design. I created this image using Adobe Photoshop. Guests are invited to stop by my gallery at Society 6 to see more…