Monday, October 30, 2006

fall, part one

I've spent the last couple of days looking for some Fall color. So far that color is green. Still, you might glean from the pictures how temperate and leisurely the days have been, whether in my backyard (above) or going for a walk (below). Stay tuned for updates.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


No humans were injured in the making of this picture for the Photo Friday challenge, "accidental." The neighbors, though, were wondering what the hell I was doing. If you study the picture closely enough you will recognize this as a fine example of method acting.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


This week's photo friday theme: innocence. I immediately associated innocence with youth, hence this budding geranium. Still, there's no way of knowing what impure thoughts this plant may have already had.

So if the flower-as-innocence idea doesn't work, then think of the photographer's inability to figure out how to use the macro-lens function on his camera. So innocent, so many new things out there to learn about.

Saturday, October 14, 2006


It was easy to find examples for this week's photo friday theme of "destruction" at this demolition site, but it was hard to find one I like. The site is an imploded hospital. This picture has layers of destruction, including the demolished building, the vandalism, and the reference to a bombed city. I'm not sure how to interpret the writing on the wall.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

self-portrait as nihilist

I guess the scary part is that this is how someone spends his time.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Today I was talking to someone from Leon, Mexico who was telling me about his favorite vacation spot, the city of Guanajuato. That prompted me to pull out this picture of the town from my files (that, and having nothing else to blog about). Looking at the picture makes me think about how going from where I live to a place like this means making so many subtle and sometimes imperceptible changes to one's sense of space, time, and social interaction. Usually I end up finding that very therapeutic.

Friday, October 06, 2006


The Photo Friday theme this week is "thin." I took this last Spring in Houston at a sculpture garden. It reminded me of me before I discovered gluttony and sloth. But that time of year everything seemed thin: the branches, the young leaves, and the spire aspiring to eternal thinness. Only the photographer had any true gravitas in this moment.

Monday, October 02, 2006

different anger

After my last entry with a picture of staged anger directed at my dog (actually, sort of a historical re-creation) I remembered I had this picture from my trip to London.

This anti-war vigil was being kept across from the Houses of Parliament with Westminster Abbey in the background. In retrospect I wonder why I chose to stay on the opposite side of the street (making it difficult to get a decent picture). I suppose that as a foreigner in those parts, taking pictures of someone's anger seemed like it may have only provoked more.