Will The Circle Be Unbroken?


W ill it? I don’t know. It seems like all of my circles have cracks in them. It’s a fight these days to keep them from breaking apart. I’m resilient — a word that all New Orleanians hate — but sometimes enough is enough. I mourn for all the victims of mass shootings. I mournContinue reading “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?”

Green Food


T his is one time that I’m not going to discuss what you are seeing. I’ll leave that to you. Let’s just say this. I almost converted this picture into black and white. After looking at it, I realized that I didn’t what I was looking at. I’ll add one more thing to get youContinue reading “Green Food”

The Days That Used To Be


This is one of those posts in which the photograph has nothing to do with the text. That happens sometimes. A friend of mine who is much smarter than me reminded me of the day. I’d almost forgotten. I went to last year’s daybook and found that she was right. One year ago today isContinue reading “The Days That Used To Be”

Weird Divide


Graphic. Green. Growth. It seems we are heady this way. Even though the temperature has been fairly cold for us. Our low yesterday morning was 41 degrees. I have friends in Tampa, Idaho. Snow country. The low there yesterday morning was 42 degrees. Inverted. That’s the thing. We have such a long list of thingsContinue reading “Weird Divide”

Dreaming in Metaphores


    Gently. The night comes. If you are lucky, you’ll be outside to see it as it drops down over the earth like a dark curtain. For me, it just depends. If I’m done with inside work and a dog wants to go out, I get to see nature’s magic. Magic and renewal. AContinue reading “Dreaming in Metaphores”

Chaos


Chaos. I was reading an op-ed piece by The New York Times’ Frank Bruni. He said that he was completely worn out. He started by saying that he logged on to his computer and there it was. The never ending chaos and drama coming from one man. It’s daily. It never ends. Frank Bruni neededContinue reading “Chaos”

Quiet


The end of summer. Little details. Seeing. Looking. Feeling. That’s all this picture really is about. I saw the leaf on an outdoor table. I framed it in a way that you could see the leaf and see the table. Then I went to work on it. That’s it. Old business. You’re gonna laugh. RememberContinue reading “Quiet”

In the Morning


So many changes. In nature. These trees were still shaking of their winter’s bareness a weeks ago. Now they are full, light green, and glowing in the early morning sunlight. Yet. As I look out of my study window, the branches are still bare with not a new leaf showing. I can’t imagine that thoseContinue reading “In the Morning”

Mushroom in Black & White


This is what happens when we get a lot of rain, combined with summer’s heat and normal humidity. Weird mushrooms. And, black and white art. I made this picture in between storms. In some areas of the neighborhood, water was still standing. What am I saying? Was? We haven’t had heavy rainfall in a coupleContinue reading “Mushroom in Black & White”