Category Archive: photography

May 30 2014

Utah Girls Have No Right To Bare Arms

The photos they saw Though they’d broken no law Still were setting off major alarms See, the dresses they chose Left their shoulders exposed! Utah girls have no right to bare arms! They were sleeveless—just straps, And they’d worn them, perhaps Many times, and encountered no harms But for yearbooks, their school Had a Mormon-based …

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Sep 27 2013

My New Neighbors, The Angels Of Death.


Well… they’ve got wings and they are looking over me, anyway. I discovered this morning that I have new neighbors. I had suspected them earlier, but they keep to themselves. But less than 100 meters from my front door, high in an oak tree, is a family of turkey vultures!           …

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Apr 09 2013

The Promise Of Spring (Yeah… Promises, Promises)


The trees are not budding The grass is still brown The remnants of snowbanks Lay all around town The flowers aren’t blooming Except one or two But there, in the distance, A brief flash of blue? There’s rain in the forecast And that’ll bring mud Some seasons are lovely But this one’s a dud It’s …

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Mar 24 2013

A Thousand Words: Beautiful Couple


A picture is worth a thousand words, or so I hear. This beautiful couple showed up in a local stream, in a pond just upstream of an old mill building. It’s early spring (duh), and these gorgeous Hooded Mergansers are on their way north. For the time being, they are showing up wherever there is …

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Jan 02 2009

Olympia, mostly.

You might think me a bit frightened, seeing this menu–looking at it now, I just want to be back there. (This pic is from Nafplion–all others are from Olympia.)The helmet of Miltiades. At the Olympia museum. I remember reading, last year, how the flames of the wildfires were surrounding this museum; seeing the charred stumps …

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Dec 31 2008

Happy New Year!

Thank you all, all of you, for 2008. I could not have envisioned a better year if I had been able to plan it all out for myself in advance. I have tried putting a year-end thank-you to verse, but it was all just too trite and nasty, not representative of the deep gratitude I …

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