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 seventh 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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January 15, 2013

ICE MAIDEN


OLYMPUS E-P1 PROJECT
... for a moment, oddly defenseless, i found myself falling in love with her, until i realized how cold she was, that her stare was neither seductive nor beguiling, simply sad and lonely ... it was then i desired only to wrap my coat around her bare shoulders, and tell her it was okay if she didn't want to be forever frozen in two dimensions ... but, i didn't do that, instead i left her alone to continue her waiting and went on with my day ...

PHOTOGRAPHY P.S. - THIS PICTURE IS AN EXAMPLE OF MY SOMETIMES POOR "FILING DISCIPLINE."  AFTER I HAD POSTED THE PICTURE I NOTICED A SERIOUS FLAW IN THE IMAGE (A LARGE SECTION HAD BEEN ACCIDENTALLY ERASED DURING THE PROCESSING PHASE).  I SEARCHED FOR THE ORIGINAL IMAGE, ALAS, EVEN THE "DEEP SCAN" FEATURE OF DISK DRILL COULDN'T RECOVER IT EITHER FROM MY HARD DRIVE NOR ON THE FLASH CARD.  TO PRODUCE THIS IMAGE I WAS FORCED TO "REPAIR" THE DAMAGED VERSION.  SO, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE PHOTOSHOPICALLY  INCLINED, CAN YOU FIND MY CORRECTIONS?