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I didn’t realize what I had for those few years I lived in New Mexico; mostly the Patient Spouse and I were ready to move somewhere else – anywhere else! – from the minute we arrived. I was, clearly, an idiot for thinking the state had “nothing to offer” and “nothing to see” and “nothing to do.” Seriously, this was here all along.

Admittedly, that pile of old clothes there by the fence isn’t all that gorgeous but it does add a certain depth to the image, with the way it echos the shape of the cloud. And anyway, embrace those imperfections, right?

near Española, New Mexico
photographed 9.1.2019

Fenced mountains

This? Oh, this is just a little view from the Point Reyes peninsula toward Tomales Bay and the rest of California, all held at bay by a fence.

Point Reyes National Seashore
photographed 4.16.2019


Yes, of course this was an accident.

near Marathon, Texas
photographed 7.14.2018

Windy edge of the escarpment

When you live on the Plains, vistas like this are dramatic and unusual. And if this image barely does it any justice.

near Fluvanna, Texas
photographed 10.20.2018

the feel of the coming rains

By now, though, I should understand that just because it looks like it is going to rain does not mean it will…

Yellowhouse Canyon, Texas
photographed 7.8.2018

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