Spanish Moss


Down in the south. I was looking for an icon. I found one. Almost right in front of me. Spanish moss. It’s not limited to New Orleans. Or, even Louisiana. You can find it all over the south. It is commonly found growing on Live Oaks or Bald Cypress. It is grows in a regionContinue reading “Spanish Moss”

More Purple


    Unfortunately, this is about the end of these wonderful purple flowers. I finally found out their proper name when I saw a post from a professor friend of mine. She had it half right and then she used the random apostrophe, which drives me and a lot of my friends crazy. This isContinue reading “More Purple”

Sometimes…


Yes. Sometimes. Nature turns me into a liar. Just when I said that there is no new color, there was. This color isn’t going to be good for anybody. These flowers produce grass seeds. I don’t know one person who isn’t allergic to the pollen they also produce. Me included. Back to the Clariton. JustContinue reading “Sometimes…”

All About


“The Storyteller makes no choice, soon you will not hear his voice, his job is to shed light and not to master.” — John Mayer on the day of the start of The Dead and Company summer tour. That day would be today. This is the most humbling quote that I’ve read in a long,Continue reading “All About”

The Last of Them


Summertime. And, the livin’ is easy. Around here, we’ve been livin’ easy for the last month. Memorial Day sort of marks the emotional start to summer. June 20th  marks the summer solstice. The longest day of the year. From there the days grow shorter. Of course, we don’t realize that until the days are short.Continue reading “The Last of Them”

A Day To Remember


Memorial Day. Flowers for the fallen. I participated in a couple of events today, so I’m a bit late posting. No matter. Those that I honored are late every day. Or early. Depending on how you look at it. After a quick scan of Facebook, I saw about a million posts of flags. And, crosses.Continue reading “A Day To Remember”

On Mother’s Day


  Royalty. Purple. Luxury. Power. Creativity. Wisdom. Grandeur. Devotion. Pride. Independence. Mystery. And, Magic. Those are some of the meanings of the color purple. Today, for me, it’s a grouping of fresh, growing flowers that I’m sharing for Mother’s Day. It’s a picture that I made a few days ago. A picture that I didn’tContinue reading “On Mother’s Day”

Sticks and Rocks


Rocks. Broken Wood. Sticks. New growth in the middle of all of that. The dog found it with her inquisitive nose. All I did was make the picture. And, frame it on the scene. And, further reframe it in post production, where I also made the image sparkling and glowing. Sometimes it’s easy to forget thatContinue reading “Sticks and Rocks”

New Morning


Something really new. It’s not that I haven’t been trying. I’ve tried to make this picture for a couple of weeks. I’ve failed for a couple of weeks. When you use a smart phone at this level it’s sort of point and shoot. You get what you get. Finally. My spring picture. Grasses growing tallerContinue reading “New Morning”