Saturday, August 29, 2009

For Maria: On the trail of a big new adventure

Taken August 22, 2009.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Deja Views

Taken August 16, 2009.

Taken August 11, 2009

Taken August 13, 2009.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Through a Creek Darkly

Taken , 2009.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Life Imitates Art: Maxfield Parrish

I might be pushing it here but I thought this had the slightly ethereal look of his work.

Taken August 16, 2009.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Orange you glad

it's me and not you who's up early taking these pictures?

Taken August 10, 2009.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Dogs Daze of Summer

Taken August 2, 2009.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Poetry Post

'Shrooms with a View


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by Mary Oliver

Rain, and then
the cool pursed
lips of the wind
draw them
out of the ground -
red and yellow skulls
pummeling upward
through leaves,
through grasses,
through sand; astonishing
in their suddenness,
their quietude,
their wetness, they appear
on fall mornings, some
balancing in the earth
on one hoof
packed with poison,
others billowing
chunkily, and delicious -
those who know
walk out to gather, choosing
the benign from flocks
of glitterers, sorcerers,
panther caps,
shark-white death angels
in their town veils
looking innocent as sugar
but full of paralysis:
to eat
is to stagger down
fast as mushrooms themselves
when they are done being perfect
and overnight
slide back under the shining
fields of rain.