Number One


T his is it. The very first one. The very first experiment in layering. I made this picture in 2010, in Albuquerque, New Mexico on my kitchen table. According to the EXIF data, I made it with an iPhone 4, in December. That means the weather was cold and there may have been snow onContinue reading “Number One”

On Your Shore


There is something that I’ve mentioned is the past. I’m repeating myself. Some of you replied that it didn’t matter because nature changes in subtle ways. Some of you were wrong. After I made this picture I happened to scroll through my Storyteller archive. Guess what? Not only did I find a a very similarContinue reading “On Your Shore”

Above Ground


Starting the month with something a little peaceful. I have a suspicion that things are going to get much worse before they get better. So, we start with a peaceful picture. Things are going to get worse at every level. Locally, many of the schools opened today. They are woefully unprepared. There is a veryContinue reading “Above Ground”

Where Time Stands Still


Soon. Soon, this wonderful deep green will change. We are in the wettest month of summer. It will stay green. In a few weeks, there will be more heat and less rain. By mid-August much of the green will fade into a sort of dull gray-green. You know what comes next. The lifecycle never changes.Continue reading “Where Time Stands Still”

Redemption


Once, long ago, I asked one of my neighbors how to grow tomatoes in the New Orleans climate. The guy was an old Creole man. He was old enough to speak French as a mother tongue. He looked at me and said, “Just plant it and leave it alone. Everything grows here.” He was right.Continue reading “Redemption”

Changeless


The handprint was just there. As with most good pictures, the image found me. I didn’t find it. Actually, the all seeing dog walked back here and as I went in after her, I looked behind the tree. There it was. The handprint. It’s nothing odd. It’s paint. It’s weird that it was done behindContinue reading “Changeless”

One Of Those Posts


This is one of those posts. One of those posts when the picture has very little to do with the writing. When the picture is more-or-less there to catch your eye. It’s a summertime picture, made after a rain storm so the greens are sparkling. I helped it by darkening the shadows and adding aContinue reading “One Of Those Posts”