On sequential days, February 29 and March 1, posted images made Flickr Explore, the coveted invitation-only gallery of the 500 most interesting photos of the day. The two photos could not have been more different. A landscape seen of Lake Skinnatati in Harriman State Park sparkled diamonds on the crisp cold Saturday when the sun was sky high. Framed by tree trunks, rocks, and a stanchion of far distant trees, the blue of the lake is deep. In contrast the other Explore selection is a still life, It pays to have a camera with you at all times. A solitary room in a warren of rooms that I saw on a visit to a doctor's appointment offered a view of a vase, a scalloped dish, and a curving shell on a stand. The room was dim, but the chrysanthemum green-yellow of the vase shone. Unhesitant, I entered the vacant room and snapped a series of images before meeting with my doctor, whose regular offices had been flooded in the cold snap the previous week. The vase still life setup was arranged by someone else, but I thank whomever it was for the artful arrangement.