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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Light Magic Without a Lot of Color


Rabbit brush blooms yellow in the summer, 
turns pale ivory when it goes to seed.

Vine climbed hackberry tree and left behind
a coyote gourd, like an ornament.

And always, the ghostly remains of last summer's
brilliant red and blue morning glories --

All it takes is light
and open, seeing eyes!

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Glory in the Morning


A desiccated floral beauty in the wash caught my eye the other morning, and I asked my hiking partner what it was. "Morning glory," she said, pointing out the dry vine twisted around branches of its host. 

Suddenly, then, I began seeing it everywhere, wrapped around branches much the way Therese and I had wrapped Christmas lights around the century plant "Christmas tree" for the weekend show at the gallery.

And now, at last, I could make sense of this phone photo Therese sent me last summer, when the morning glories were all in glorious bloom in the wash.

Monday, November 22, 2021

A couple buildings in Tucumcari, New Mexico


"The Tucumcari landmark Rock Island-Southern Pacific depot opened in 1927, when Tucumcari was enjoying the rise of auto traffic on old Route 66. Built in the Spanish Mission-style, this depot is massively long, encompassing both a large passenger area and a significant freight area under one roof."

The second building highlighted here today (of many, many noteworthy architectural/historic buildings in Tucumcari) is the home of the Bowen Electric Corporation, with not simply one mural wall but all walls of the complicated building decorated with brightly colored, stylized Southwestern images. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Some Sunlight, Some Clouds in Northern Leelanau County


Suttons Bay, Michigan, November 16, 2021

Leland, Michigan

Fishtown I (Leland)

Fishtown II (Leland)

Northern Leland Township

From Leland Township to Leelanau Township

Northport, Michigan

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Come for a Walk with Snootus and Me!


Let's go to the Big Hill, Snootus!

Life at the edge


Closer still

Wild apples on the edge

Ridge periphery

Fallen I

Fallen II



There he is! Snootus, a.k.a. Peasy

Here he comes!

And back out again! That was fun!

Saturday, October 23, 2021