Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its fifth year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

November 28, 2016

AFTER THE DENTIST EMERGENCY WANDERABOUT

... short version, the hygienist remarked, "oh, that doesn't look so good" ... translated into modern american english, another meaning of that phrase is "price of a used car" ... anyhow, after doctor examines the x-rays i'll know more ... in the meantime, john took over for my frazzled brain and guided us on a nice little afternoon wanderabout ...

... from cape cod hill, the western mountains are already in a winter that's heading our way ...

... thinking of ansel, another take ...

... we stopped to explore a little cemetery alongside the seavey-connor road ... as the setting sun drenched the old tombstones with a most remarkable light i paid my respects to a comrade ...

... prevailing for a billion years, they must be amused at our hubris ... "only the rocks live forever ... only the rocks live forever"—they but laugh even more ...

... along the marshy shore of parker pond, first ice ...

... at the edge of winter, soft, gentle color ...

... john was attempting to capture the sunset ... not that the back of his head isn't totally lacking compositional appeal, but i yelled from across the road, "turn sideways" ...

... a moment later he snuck up behind me and did the same ...
COURTESY JOHN MEADER
... not all that good a picture, but i'm sure you'll enjoy ...