Monday, May 19, 2008


Need I say more? Okay, I will. This is a photofriday picture for "fire," taken down at the neighborhood fire station. Thankfully my presence did not set off any alarms.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


I came across a load of wildflowers the other day. I also learned from the dogs (below) that you don't need a keen sense of sight, hearing, or hygiene to enjoy life.

The occasion for the outing was waking up to find squatters moving into my trees. (Actually tree-trimmers).

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

post-rain post

In the previous post I showed what my yard (actually facing the neighbor's house) looks like when the cottonwood tree is letting loose. Above is a picture from almost the same spot shortly after the rain washed it all away.

Below is a picture of what follows me everwhere when there's thunder.

And below that is a picture of a pool in a banana leaf.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

snowing again

This time the white stuff on the ground is from the cottonwood tree, which seems to be producing a bumper crop this year. I have mixed feelings. I always enjoy watching the seed float through the air, which creates a fanciful setting where one expects wood sprites to emerge and harp music to play. On the other hand, it gets really nasty, gets tracked into the house, gums up air conditioning units, and requires vigilant clean-up. I believe there must be some lesson to draw from this. All that glitters might get dragged on to the carpet, or for every silver lining there's a bunch of stuff to clean up.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

my little secret

When photofriday asked for pictures of "my little secret," I had to reach into my briefcase.

Friday, May 02, 2008

photos from the dog butt project

The project feels like it's near completion.