What Remains


W hat remains, indeed. Clean up continues while I wander around taking pictures. In this case, pictures of floating leaves in a pool that had already been cleared of a lot of storm junk, which brings me to the topic of junk. When you are sitting around in a hot house at night with littleContinue reading “What Remains”

On The Ground


Things fall apart. Things get lost. Especially little kids toys. We had a week of rain. When it stopped falling this little happy man drifted to this pile of leafs and twigs. When everything dried out enough so the dogs wouldn’t get their precious paws wet out we went. We found this little stranded guy.Continue reading “On The Ground”

One Drop


One drop. Of sunlight. The all seeing dog and I finally got outside around dusk. She won’t go out if rain is falling on her. The rain gave up earlier in the afternoon but she was doing the other thing she does best. Sleeping. We walked the long way and saw these last few flowersContinue reading “One Drop”

The Blue Distance


The thing that I’m looking for. It’s not really a thing. It’s a person. Me. I’ve written briefly about my paternal family. I knew the family mythology. I knew what we were told. Every bit of it was wrong or a lie. A while back I took Ancestry.com’s DNA test. I reckon not much isContinue reading “The Blue Distance”

84,000 Different Delusions


Popsicle Color. I told you about this yesterday. I used the baby Leica to make the picture so I had to develop it in the normal way. That’s why you are seeing it a day later. There is something really strange about this series of pictures. This is what the sky looked like to myContinue reading “84,000 Different Delusions”

The Runner


And, the chaser… I was concentrating on my work when I felt two paws on my leg. Time for a walk. Once again, she came through. I wouldn’t have seen the most beautiful golden light that we usually have after a storm. if we hadn’t gone out. I did the best that I could, notContinue reading “The Runner”

And, In The End


Sometimes, You get lucky. You get to see the rainbow after the storm.You get to see nature being friendly rather than allowing us to get sick and die. That’s what this picture is about. Hope. You know me. You can’t eat hope. If you have hope right now, you’d better go to work. Hope, unfortunately,Continue reading “And, In The End”

Puzzle


It’s got to start somewhere. I thought. The change has to come. Maybe from a little seed. Maybe from a terrible tragedy. Like gun violence. Like the three mass shootings that we had last week. Like the horrific number of shootings in Chicago. Like the never ending gun violence in my home city. New Orleans.Continue reading “Puzzle”

The Pirates


” It’s a summer afternoon, somewhere in Kansas or Illinois or Oklahoma. The wind is blowing the leaves down the gutter as the mailman comes by. “Afternoon Mrs. Higgins, hot enough for ya?” Over on Stone County Road there’s the smell of chicken frying. “Henry! It’s getting t’wards suppertime you know. Henry!” There she callsContinue reading “The Pirates”