Little Village


M elbourne in the fall. If you are located in some of the downtown areas I think the timing is good because you can see the city rather than trees, although I’m pretty sure the greens of summer are stunning. While I was there I mostly worked, but it sort of went this way. IContinue reading “Little Village”

A Year In Twelve


N ormally posts like this one are saved for the between week of Christmas and New Year, but it seems like just about everyone is jumping the gun, so I better do it too. I have a theory about why we are publishing best lists of 2021 so early. We want the second year fromContinue reading “A Year In Twelve”

Almost Dark


W ow, oh wow, oh wow. This is another picture that’s been reworked and cropped. What I didn’t notice until I enlarged it are some of the details. The upstairs windows are new, if new means chopped out of the wall in the late 1800s. How do I know? Aside from the sloppy finishing jobContinue reading “Almost Dark”

Hundreds of Ways


Y esterday was almost useless. Since I believe there are no useless days, that’s saying something. I had one of those days where everything went wrong. Luckily, they were little things. The espresso machine started the day, by doing something funky. The mouse batteries died without warning. Two lightbulbs burned out. And, so it wentContinue reading “Hundreds of Ways”

Fathers And Sons


We listened to a podcast this morning that stopped me in my tracks. It’s a conversation between Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. I know what some of you are thinking. It’s not about that. Liberal or Conservative, Democrat or Republican, this is worth listening to. You’ll learn something about the two men. More importantly, youContinue reading “Fathers And Sons”

New Year, New Day


From and old place. We took a walk to visit friends after driving a bit. When a dog has to go a dog has to go. She seems to be feeling much better. She’s finally been eating too much. Anyway. We were walking and this scene popped up. Wowie Zowie. What a scene. It’s allContinue reading “New Year, New Day”

Let It Rain


Cold front coming. We had a weird — not this weird — sky this morning. Then came the thunder and lightening followed by rain. When we got up this morning the temperatures dropped by about 20 degrees. This won’t last, but it feels so good. I am experimenting with free design templates. Since most ofContinue reading “Let It Rain”

Summer Night Sticks To My Skin


After yesterday’s rant I calmed down. I brought my thoughts back to what really matters. Reflection and review brought me to a quiet place. We all need a quiet place. Especially now, when external forces are attacking us from everywhere. As Bob Dylan once wrote, “You won’t get out of here unscathed.” And, they won’t.Continue reading “Summer Night Sticks To My Skin”

Uh Oh


Driving. You are looking at the CBD — Central Business District — of New Orleans. The timing was perfect. I made a lot of frames of the scene from the interstate. Even though I’ve been known to drive and make pictures, I had a driver this time. We were going to The French Quarter. That’sContinue reading “Uh Oh”