|7mm snail from my garden - 9 March 2023|
My departed friend Mark Budgen was always ahead of his time. It was back in the other century that saw what was going to happen to communication and how it would eventually become communication interruptus.
The Age of Missed Communication
I called him one day. He answered, “Alex I cannot talk to you because I am monitoring a fax.” More recently a Guadalajara friend answered, “I am at my ophthalmologist’s. I‘ll call you later.”
If the fax was the cutting edge tech equipment of the past century and now forgotten except for a few doctors and lawyers I believe that the scanner is on its way to oblivion and to share it with the fax.
For me my Epson Perfection V700 Photo is equipment in my office as important as all my film cameras and my two digital Fujis.
With the scanner I have now 3000 of my garden plant scans that I call scanographs which makes me a scanographer.
|Senecio cineraria & Rosemary's yellow crocus 9 March 2023|
Rebecca came to help me clean the garden today in preparation for spring. While at it I discovered this 7mm little snail shell.
No photographer that I know has a macro lens that could possibly do justice to this lovely little beast. The modern scanner exceeds the capability of what used to be our school microscopes.
In Spanish a snail is called a caracol. The word also means a spiral.