Monthly Archives: September 2011

retrospective: mist on a lake

Over the years I have taken thousands of photographs, most of which haven’t seen the
light of day. From time to time, I’d like to look back on them here.  I was thinking about
the ethereal mist on this beautiful, quiet lake today and maybe taking another trip there
soon. I happened upon it by accident, which is why I never leave home without my camera.
Sometimes it is pure serendipity that puts you square in front of the most engaging sights.
Catching a perfect lake on a morning when the air is thick, the temperature is cold and
the wind is still…. {swoon}.

 

on the road.

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede
on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? — it’s the too-huge world
vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture
beneath the skies.”

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

i found a little cowgirl…

…hiding in a stairwell
she didnt have any cowboy boots
she didn’t have a horse
but wore a rainbow skirt and sparkly shoes
and a cowgirl hat of course

she skipped around those stairs
and whistled to and fro
she even sang a cowgirl song
and threw a pretend lasso

she was hiding in that stairwell
and it echoed cowgirl things
if you closed your eyes and listened hard
you could hear her cowbell ring.

bikes, swings, and other summer things.

This is an elegy for a summer that arrived far too late, burned bright
but sparingly, and is on her way out before we could ask her for
another dance…

 

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