She’s a Patriot

Bessie is home after spending Inauguration Day—more like weeks away—at another neighbor’s place. I understand that soon she will dress up for Valentine’s Day. But for now, flag flying, she sticks to the Americana theme. Because the Featured Image so plainly shows street number, I won’t identify the location more specifically than somewhere in San Diego’s University Heights district; my policy is to respect residents’ privacy.

To capture most of Bessie’s body, I had to compose from a less-than-pleasing perspective and crop so as to include the entire flag. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/160 sec, 28mm; 12:09 p.m. PST, today, using Leica Q2.