Nothing Normal


R arely do I ever see fog in The French Quarter. One time during the Christmas season I did. I was shocked. I almost dropped my cameras. I almost fell in the river. The muddy Mississippi River. The river that is polluted from all the oil and other stuff dropped from the big ocean goingContinue reading “Nothing Normal”

That Time


W e’ve been very busy. So, I keep forgetting. With two days, there is no more forgetting. There is only Christmas. So, I’ll start with an elderly picture that I made on the avenue. I’ll build from there. There is good news. Music is magic. The short people are here on their way to DisneyContinue reading “That Time”

Midnight Clear


Christmas in New Orleans. A magical time of year. Living in the semi tropics makes so. Hold on.  It’s Christmas Eve. It’s time for children to go to bed early. A night when the kids leave a plate of cookies and a glass of milk for Santa. It’s a night of hope and wonder. AroundContinue reading “Midnight Clear”

The Watcher


This one. This is the picture I mentioned in yesterday’s Storyteller. The Christmas wish of “peace y’all” has been around for as long as I can remember. Except for some slight rewiring, the lights never change. This picture is probably four or five years old. But, I could wander down to Royal Street today andContinue reading “The Watcher”

The End Of Christmas


You know how Christmas ends, right? You start the celebrating on Christmas Eve. Maybe you attend some kind of religious celebration. Maybe you eat a Christmas Eve meal. Maybe you wait until midnight to open your presents. Or, you wait until morning. By about noon, all the presents have been opened. Some have already beenContinue reading “The End Of Christmas”

Run, Run Santa


A simple Christmas decoration. Hung on my tree with some kind of care. Then I got to it. I photographed it. I tinkered with it. I messed around with it. And, away it went. Somebody reminded me that all art is autobiographical. That’s right. So what do the two Christmas pictures say about me? NoContinue reading “Run, Run Santa”

Deck the Halls


The decoration was hanging on my tree. I saw it. I photographed it. I had my way with it. I turned a digital photograph into something that looks like a painting. I think it works. Does it? The more I look at it, the more it looks like one of those old-fashioned Christmas cards thatContinue reading “Deck the Halls”

Now It’s Time


Now it’s Christmastime. I found this picture.  Actually, the dog who sees things found it. My head was wrapped in thought. Or, fog. I walked right by it. The dog saw the shiny object and had to investigate. Good thing too. I had a back up picture for today, but it is plan B andContinue reading “Now It’s Time”

Season’s End


Holiday season. These are my last two pictures of the 2016 holiday season. I didn’t make a lot of “big” Christmas pictures this year. I didn’t feel like it. As we all know, the passing year was a rough one.  2016 was hard on everybody. I guess it shows. Especially, since I believe all artContinue reading “Season’s End”