Monthly Archives: March 2016

I miss you like I miss the flowers in bloom


Today’s the last day of my self-assigned lyrics-as-titles experiment. Thanks for your patience!

The way the openings in this old place lined up was what caught my eye. It made me sad, the way the roof’s gone, the weeds are taking over, the plaster’s peeling away: it was a lonely scene.

So, here’s a lonely song.

Marathon, Texas
photographed 7.10.2015

adds up to a bunch of nothing


There’s a lot going on here, but also not much is happening. It’s my favorite thing to find.

Today’s Bruce Cockburn lyric comes from his song “Someone I Used to Love”.

Valentine, Texas
photographed 8.16.2013

only seeing where you used to be


I went to this cemetery in the spring, and made a return visit just before Christmas.

The second visit was much sadder, for many reasons – some of which had to do with the snow and those footprints. It was also closing in on the anniversary of my mother’s death, which tinges everything with sadness at the end of December.

So, here’s a sad song, “Closer to the Light,”, for today’s Bruce Cockburn link.

Los Llanitos Cemetery
Truchas, New Mexico
photographed 12.24.2015

you must travel on alone


I’ve mentioned before the challenge in traveling to a well-photographed place like Santa Fe is finding something different to photograph. I used the well-proven tricks of looking down alleys and between houses and there it was: a bicycle that seemed to be waiting out the winter.

Today’s Bruce Cockburn is an old one,“Man of a Thousand Faces,” which was released in 1970. (I first typed that as 1790 – which is just slightly incorrect…)

Santa Fe, New Mexico
photographed 12.24.2015

and like ghosts, they’re gone


On the far side of a tiny town, if you take the road that looks like it doesn’t go anywhere, you’ll pass by a little church.

The morning sun caught the squares of the window screen’s mesh in  a way that obscured the flowers, making them seem momentary, like if I looked again, they’d be gone.

And here’s the daily Bruce Cockburn, with “Use Me While You Can,” of his spoken word pieces that is just outstanding.

Puerto de Luna, New Mexico
photographed 9.21.2013

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