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 sixth 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.

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September 15, 2017

NH VISIT

... plan was to be in new hampshire for a house-sitting weekend, but i drove over a day early so i could visit with sarah and gordy and baby tessa ... after a nice little morning respite in the hot tub, i took my camera and wandered the backyard ...

... end-of-summer munching ...

... tessa's old enough that she's starting to realize she can somewhat control all those heretofore mysterious attachments ...

... she's also learned the incredible power of "baby stare" ... from my own liz and adrien, i'm still traumatized ...

... completely absorbed in her eye game, she was spooked when i moved suddenly ...

... safe in pa's arms—some things are truly universal ...

... gordy decided to do a little nail trimming ... i honestly can't remember ever seeing any child so patient with this process ... however i can, for sure, recall a particular child with whom the process was so nastily unpleasant that i gave up even trying ... 

... a tomato races autumn ...

... rather proud of this shot because, if i do say so myself, this is the sort of thing that is rather difficult to manage in black and white ...

... baby tessa's happily gurgling as she bounces around in her jump-up thing, rufus and winston are dog-sprawled at my feet, gordy's taking a break from his chores ... i'm thinking i might give the backyard hot tub another visit ...

... what a wonderful day ...