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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August 16, 2020

SUM-SUM-SUMMERTIME

... adrien wanted some help watching the dogs and cat and chickens, so i made a little wanderabout over to new hampshire ... sarah's flowers are, as always, wonderfully attractive ...
         

... no, not a sad child ... at least, not this time ... this was result of a prompt from daddy, "show uncle pat your sad face" ... no doubt, such acting ability evidences adrien's coaching skill ...
         

... twelve frames, aligned and focus stacked ... not usually a magenta fan, here i absolutely adore the hue ...


... tessa's into "collections" ... here she demonstrates her blues' harmonica skills before she carefully assigns the mouth organ its proper place in the stack ...
         

... "chillin'" ... that's the word ...
         

... ellen, my friend and owner/operator of "the childrens' bookcellar," gave me this tiny window display cardboard house ... i set it up in tessa's room and when she came home said, "there's a surprise for you upstairs" ... she seems to really like it, thank you, ellen ...
         

... no turquoise-blue caribbean sea in which to float, so ma and daughter enjoyed "mangos in the sink" ...  ...
         

... takin' a break ...
         

... i especially like the shadows in this one ...
         

... yellow can be difficult in digital polychrome, but it's always great fun when playing around in monochrome  ...
         

... my new 80mm f/1.8, with an inexpensive +1 diopter lens affixed to the front, turns out to be an rather nice macro glass ...
         

... perhaps the beginning of another "great american novel" ...
         

... revisiting a favorite image of a favorite place ...
         

... on main street, i like the juxtaposition of the dog amidst the fluidity of the reflections on the car body ...
         

... i'm pleased with this, but for the life of me i cannot explain why ...
         

... yes, indeed, what a wonderful world ...