Wednesday, June 30, 2010

impossibly blue

These are this week's wildflowers.
Upland larkspurs.
There's been a lot of rain, so they're everywhere.

They match the impossibly blue sky.

Monday, June 28, 2010


These guys are my "hobby"horses.
They know they're props
and show up whenever they see the camera.

I don't own them, but we've got a deal;
they eat the grass while I photograph them.
Two of them are good saddle horses,
and the sway-back is a rescue.

I think they do a really good job
of completing the scene up here on Rabbit Mountain.

That strip of sunlight out on the plains
is almost 100 miles away.

Friday, June 25, 2010

landing lights

This is the door mat at the ranch.
It appears to have landing lights on it.

If that's what these are, they're the closest thing up here to social networking.
We're in a valley, behind a mountain and out of range. Of anything. No internet, no cell phone (except from the top of Rabbit Mountain) and the land line runs under the river. (There's so much irony in that last phrase, it would be funny, except for that weird buzzing sound.)

If it weren't for the satellite, we'd be on Mars.
Maybe we are.

lawn ornaments

We're off to the ranch

where the cows and the lawn turkeys roam.

The fluff ball between the two big girls is a wee goblet
eyeballing some yummo grub in the grass.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Discretion is the better part of valor?

It's definitely not the better part of color.

Friday, June 18, 2010

confession of a color junkie

'Tis what it is.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

cooler inside

I think the heat's getting to me.

Friday, June 11, 2010

dog days

Good news! It's the dog days of summer!! Yow!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I could knock myself out trying to avoid
photographing the wires.
I kinda like these.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Saturday, June 5, 2010


Two days ago, I was sure I smelled a gardenia.
I was sitting in traffic at the time, so it was obviously an aromatic hallucination.
Tail pipes notwithstanding, I was possessed by the fragrance.
Though the climate here will surely kill it,
I bought a gardenia plant today.

It's like chocolate; sometimes, you just gotta have it.

studio dogs

There are a lot of dogs in my studio.
One of them thought a group shot would be nice.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

may moon

This was the full moon rising last Thursday night.
I think the photo looks a little like one of Loriann Signori's beautiful pastels. It's this blurry because it was taken hand-held, and I'd had one glass of wine (cheap date).

I don't know what Loriann's excuse is.
I don't think she needs one.