Author Archives: Melinda Green Harvey

Shadow Line


Sorry. I hope the warning worked and you weren’t too shocked.

Here’s the thing: I took my camera with me to the garden center because I haven’t been taking many photos lately and I sort of couldn’t come up with a better place to shoot. We were going there anyway, see, and it would give me something to do while the Patient Spouse got the [insert garden-y thing here] that he was looking for.

I think you see my point: this would have been pointless in black and white.

Thank you for your indulgence while I strayed away. I’ll be back tomorrow, all black and white, like usual.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 7.20.2019


Start here, with this long article about the fire. I’ll wait.

This part is relevant to the photo:

Her truck stopped on the Rue du Cloître Notre-Dame, a narrow street that runs on one side of the cathedral. The building was so gigantic, she couldn’t see where the fire was spreading anymore.

“We were so small that it was hard to get a proper idea from the bottom of the cathedral,” she said. “But it might have been better like that.”

We were standing on Rue du Cloître Notre-Dame when I made this image. It’s hard to look at the photo now, especially after reading the article.

around back
Notre Dame de Paris
photographed 6.10.2017


It’s 284 steps all the way to the top, or about 240 to get to this point. By the time you’ve made it this far, the hard part is over…

almost at the top…
Arc de Triomphe
photographed 6.10.2017

The tower, from a bus

I am no expert on French law, but just in case this taking this totally clichéd shot of the Eiffel Tower was some kind of legal requirement, I went ahead and made it.  Because ending up in jail would be a crappy way to spend a vacation.

Oh, and also because it really did look pretty cool.

photographed 6.18.2017

Mail delivery, ranch version

I’ve written before about our trip from Lubbock to Denver and back where we made it a point to stay off the Interstate. Routing that was a challenge, but we were up for it. And got to see this and this and this as a result.

And, on our last day on the road, we ran out of pavement in the far northeast corner of New Mexico, next to the mailbox for the Spool Ranch.

It was an excellent trip!

near Folsom, New Mexico
photographed 9.5.2016

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