How often do you look at yourself in a mirror? This is one of those questions that is grist for the internet. Some studies say women look at themselves more than men while other sources claim men actually view themselves more than women. Whatever. I am forced to look at myself when I shave, usuallyContinue reading “Looking in the Mirror…”
I took this shot of a Big Sur beach wedding a few years ago. I was struck by the orderliness of the scene–everyone in her or his place–in a natural surrounding of random almost chaotic beauty. Don’t know what happened to the newlyweds. Do know that planet Earth is in trouble with extreme weather actingContinue reading “What Happened?”
I keep an aloe plant near the kitchen in case I burn myself–it happens. Cut a leaf and you get instant pain relief from the aloe ooze, or whatever it is called.
In the California Sierras the process of getting ready for winter is well underway despite record high temps. Downed trees are chain sawed into manageable pieces and eventually whacked with an axe for use as firewood. It’s an age old process that frankly is relaxing despite the hard work involved.
A purple succulent (purple rock purslane) jumped out at me yesterday morning, so I took a photo. True story.
Let’s start off the work week with a sleeping dog (Ivan). To me this is a photo of relaxation, well earned after a high altitude hike.
Chapter One: Java and a Gun The lights in the room went out, leaving five people seated in darkness. A murmur of concern arose until a feint overhead light came on, revealing a dark-haired man in the center of the room. His lips were noticeably red. “You can see my face,” said the man, “butContinue reading “The Adventures of Chartan: Java and a Gun”
There is a random beauty in a forest floor covered with pine needles, fallen branches, some with lichen, spent pods, an occasional flower and filtered light. We walk on or by it, but often don’t notice how everything is arranged. This floor is in the woods overlooking the town of Truckee, California.
This gray squirrel looks like its trying to blend in with the scenery until it’s time to move on. Took this shot with a telephoto lens–the squirrel was about 50 feet above ground, safe enough to pose for a minute or so.