As I write the script for one of the two videos I’m working on, 40K winds whip across the lake from the west, waves battering this island and Fox Island, a mile to the north. Leaves snap furiously together, air whistling through tightly clustered branches. The occasional crack of birch branches succumbing to gravity at the wind’s insistence.
This seems to be one of the windiest Augusts ever – my anecdotal response to what we’ve experienced on Snake Island since the month began.
The interesting thing for me is how I communicate this to you. I walked down to the lake from the cottage with my Sony Ericsson S710A phone – and took the above picture. I then came back to the cottage and transferred the shot(s) via Bluetooth to my PowerBook. Mildly edited, and then sized and compressed in Photoshop, I’ve placed the image in an ecto built post. And using the EDGE capability of my phone, I’ve uploaded the post to my blog – using the phone as a Bluetooth modem.
And now back to paying work…