The weather was excellent today. I had a bright sunny sky, and the air was not too cold and not too warm. I made my plan to get into Princeton with my camera. The Princeton University campus is closed so I thought "why not spend some time exploring the outside of Prospect House". The likelihood of being close to any people is minimal. I have visited Prospect House many time,s but it was always while walking through from one end of the campus to the other. I had never spent any time studying the building.
Around 11 AM, I grabbed my camera, my wallet and of course, the latest fashion accessory, a cloth mask, and I headed downtown. I parked on Nassau Street along the south side near the Firestone Library. I hopped out of the car and walked toward East Pyne Hall. I loved the way the magnolia tree looked with its fresh green leaves. I pulled my Fuji X-T2 to my face, turn on the camera and saw the dreaded "dead battery" symbol. 19+ years of digital photography and I still make this rookie mistake.
Fortunately, I had my iPhone 11 Pro. I made the best of it. I spend the next 45 minutes photographing East Pyne Hall. While walking around, I noticed a woman doing yoga atop one of the art pieces in the yard. She noticed that I had snapped a photo and politely asked for a copy. I spent fifteen trying to airdrop the photos to Loraine's, that's her name, iPhone but I think eight feet is too far for the feature to work. I emailed it to her. Lorraine is a personal trainer and yoga instructor.
Today is our wedding anniversary. 24 years. Our daughter offered to make us a cake. But Bhavna is fasting because the right number of days have passed since her father died last month. Under normal circumstances, we would have gone out somewhere nice for dinner. But not today. Today felt like just another day.