Let ‘er Buck!

1986-Rodeo-Bareback 001

A flake of snow brought the avalanche down. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

And a picture set the blog in motion.

Thanks to my friend Mike, for his reminder.

A Predator Has One Thing In Mind…

Mara Leopard ON1

As soon as there is life there is danger. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Long Views

On the road to Dante’s View, in Death Valley NP

I stopped writing a list of New Year’s resolutions because I don’t like to waste paper. But if I did…visiting a new horizon every year, in very old and divergent places, would rank near the top.

Part of the Cumbria Way, in the English Lake District
A slick road on the Navajo reservation, near Shiprock, New Mexico
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough. —Ralph Waldo Emerson


Play Day


What began as a realistic shot of a hummingbird perched on a honeysuckle vine in our garden became, after a bit of play, something else. As I developed this I listened to a prelude for piano by Debussy, symphony music by Rodrigo—what might it have become with a bluegrass or classic rock influence? Next time.

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Along The Parade Route


I pass this tangle of mixed forest when I go out walking from our house. I don’t pay much mind to it on the downhill side, at the far end of the road, but on returning I slow my steps and wave to the spectators lined up along the route.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson