of words, images, and randomness

October 01, 2023  •  1 Comment

It is the first Monday in October.  The autumnal equinox is a week past, evidenced by the shorter days, and trees beginning to shed their summer garb.  October is a very busy month for artists and balloonists alike.  And aside from retrieving several of Fred's rugs and wool from Tierra Wools in Chama and Centinela in Chimayo, as well as an early afternoon chat with friends from California outside on the Museum Hill plaza, my head has been deep into the three books that are my current photographic projects.  Choosing photographs and background paper, and organizing them into a logical but interesting layout, as well as writing text and selecting type fonts tends to have a dizzying effect on the old brain.  Since the creative juices are really flowing, the flow continues into other parts of life.  A random selection of images and words accompany me throughout the work day.  Thus, today's blog is also a random set of images from the week.  

I photographed this dancing gent eleven years ago when photographer and friend, Steve Immel and I had cameras in hand, exploring Santa Fe. Here are the "then" and "now" photographs. 

One mission was to shoot a decent photograph of a piece of obsidian, for one of the books in process. Much more difficult than I thought it would be.  But here is a test shot and finger selfie.

Because the statuesque Ponderosa pine trees have a mention in one of the books, I feature one here.

And the topping on the cake of randomness, is a hummingbird trumpet or zauschneria.

Zauschneria "Hummingbird Trumpet" 1 2023Zauschneria "Hummingbird Trumpet" 1 2023

Sincere thanks to all of you who commented last week, including Barbara F. R., Victoria, Connie, Kathryn and Gene, Anne O., Marilyn G., Lisa S., Tomas, Brenda, Steve, Ann A. Ingrid, and Catherine, and a huge debt of gratitude to Christina W. who provided a new home for Rug 386 this week.

until next Monday,


a passion for the image©



Steve Immel(non-registered)
It's good to hear that you're on a creative roll, Daryl. Three books is quite undertaking. Hats off to you. Thanks for the mention. I remember our photo journey through Santa Fe very well. We shot in locales as disparate as Museum Hill and the Railyard. I think I photographed the dancing warrior, too, and found him to be a tough subject. As to the piece of obsidian, that a challenging one. I'm imaging the stone and the Hummingbird Trumpet in a composed still life. They'd pair nicely, I think.

I'll ask more about your book trio via email. Topics, process, goals and audience.
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