Cold, But Not Like Last Year

January 30, 2015 - This is the fourth winter of living in Brentwood (technically, it's my third as I was traveling back and forth to Illino...
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Stopping for Purple

January 29, 2015 - Purple was my grandmother's favorite color. As we neared the Oregon coast, I noticed the hills were covered with these...
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Lavender Clouds

January 28, 2015 - Ten years ago this coming May, I went with two other photographers to the Oregon coast. This was a time of transition fo...
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I Think I Know How to Do This

January 27, 2015 - I look at scenes like this and wonder. This is the side of an old barn, and apparently someone decided a light fixture w...
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Before Dawn

January 26, 2015 - We left the parking lot in absolute darkness. I was probably still wiping the sleep from my eyes, and we began driving t...
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Washed Out But Not Up

January 25, 2015 - This photo is scanned from a slide, taken by our friend Keith, that was damaged by flood water in Colorado. It's from a...
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Preaching to the Choir

January 24, 2015 - Excuse my sense of humor. I thought it was funny last week to see this large crow, summoning all of its bluster, enthusi...
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Letting the Light Through

January 23, 2015 - This photo of mine appeared earlier this week in SightPsalms, a daily visual devotional ministry of The Upper Room. I to...
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Cactus Facts

January 22, 2015 - I certainly hoped to see and photograph cactus when we visited Arizona. Saguaro cactus is probably the icon of the Arizo...
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Adapting to the Environment

January 21, 2015 - This week I am sharing images from Arizona that I shot on slide film. The location for this photo is the Arizona-Sonora...
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Stories Uncovered in Low Water

January 20, 2015 - This a portion of the Granite Dells near Prescott, Arizona. When we visited the area, it was quite obvious that the wate...
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Don't Touch

January 19, 2015 - The spikes or thorns on some cacti are spaced far enough apart that one could touch them. Obviously this one is not that...
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Full Moon at Thumb Butte

January 18, 2015 - Back in the film days (although it was still during this century), we took a vacation trip to Arizona. And as we were vi...
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Not One the Same

January 17, 2015 - Psalm 139, which is a portion of today's lectionary reading, is intensely personal. The repetition of personal pronouns...
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Another Version

January 16, 2015 - This one is a different moment from the one I posted yesterday and with a different processing approach. Just trying to...
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The Right Moment

January 15, 2015 - I regret all the times that I thought the presence of some person was ruining my picture. This time I waited for the hik...
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Being Seen

January 14, 2015 - Winter strips nature to the essentials. The structure is revealed without color. Tree and sky. It is a time of waiting....
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Unavoidable

January 13, 2015 - I spent some time last night watching the Jackson Barrett auto auction. I was priced out of the opportunity to bid on cl...
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Hot Rods and Corn Dogs

January 12, 2015 - Springfield, Illinois. Where else? Springfield is one of the stops on the historic Route 66. And if you go through on a...
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Just the Color

January 11, 2015 - Sometimes it is all you need. Morning dawn over an Indiana lake. Some clouds. Soft light and still water. Time to think...
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In the Beginning

January 10, 2015 - I am uncertain as to when I first heard about evolution, but I think it must have been during a college biology class. I...
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In the Eye of the Beholder

January 09, 2015 - The wood stork is one of those birds that has beautiful plumage and a less than attractive head. While there are a numbe...
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Staying Curious

January 08, 2015 - One can spend all day at the beach with a plastic bucket, watching the water and sand fill it up and then drain out. I d...
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Sandhill Trio

January 07, 2015 - Tuesday, Judy and I went to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge near Decatur, Alabama, 100 miles south of our house. We met...
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Setting Moon

January 06, 2015 - Some of you may not believe this, but I have been failing at moon photography for some time. Not as easy as it sounds. A...
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Cold Forecast

January 05, 2015 - Not this cold since last January. Single digits in Nashville. A lot colder in other places. Winter is just getting start...
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I've Declared a Truce

January 04, 2015 - We enjoy feeding the birds in our yard. And we have done so each place we lived. One of our neighbors enjoyed feeding th...
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Is Thanks Enough?

January 03, 2015 - We took our tree down yesterday and put away the decorations. Our holiday guests are all gone. But Christmas is not over...
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Something to Talk About

January 02, 2015 - Another named winter storm. More disruptions. More cold. More precipitation. Friends and family north of us brace for w...
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Behind the Wheel

January 01, 2015 - One big change between working and retirement is the difference in the number of hours I spent in a car. I traveled a lo...
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