I last quit Nextdoor on July 28, 2020, protesting the ridiculously ambiguous tenets of the so-called “Good Neighbor Pledge”. My account is now reactivated. Testing the limits of that pledge is one of my goals in what may be a temporary return. Why bother? You ask the right question.
Burgeoning crude oil per-barrel costs, surging inflation, rising prices on seemingly everything, the Russian-Ukraine war, and potentially devastating consequences (globally) from the West’s sanctions against Russia are precursors to economic crisis of frightening magnitude. S-o-o-o, my neighbors and I may have reason to buy and sell or barter items some time in the not-so-distant future.
Say, I have a stash of toilet paper. You want to trade for some citrus growing on your backyard tree? That honestly may be the way of things soon. So it’s time to be neighborly.
Which brings us to the Featured Image captured on Jan. 3, 2022, using Leica Q2. These oranges hang over an alley fence, begging to be picked. Wouldn’t they be by passersby in a time of food shortages? Vitals, aperture manually set: f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/800 sec, 28mm; 1:42 p.m. PST.