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gift bag of black and white

November 28, 2022 - Two photography gifts landed in my lap this week. The first was a compact digital scanner that my sister was kind enough...
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autumn leaves as backdrop

October 16, 2022 - Nature provides the most enticing backdrops, and among some of them are autumn leaves. The ash tree leaves are turning y...
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aspen beneath nature's blanket

October 09, 2022 - Viewing fall color in the Rocky Mountain west is a spectator sport, as it probably is all over the world, because under...
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raindrop joy

June 26, 2022 - It has been a miraculously rainy week in northern New Mexico, which, for the most part, has helped firefighters working...
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and so it begins

April 03, 2022 - Suddenly, it is April, and seemingly, just as suddenly, many things have evolved from sticks to green or colorful buds a...
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color in winter

January 10, 2022 - There are places in the world, even in the northern hemisphere, where color doesn't wain during the winter months. Many...
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the opening chapter

January 02, 2022 - Today is the third page of the opening chapter of 2022. Although the snow tragically came a day too late for many reside...
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thankful

November 22, 2021 - There was a reason other than automobile and mattress sales for the Thanksgiving holiday. Celebrated in America and arou...
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complexity, simplicity, and rhythm

November 15, 2021 - Especially at this time of year, when leaves are falling from the trees, revealing everything they shielded, I am in awe...
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the spirit of leaves

November 08, 2021 - Most deciduous trees, by their nature, shed leaves once a year. It is part of their life cycle. And the last hoorah of l...
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curating color

September 19, 2021 - Several of you commented last week that in addition to the black and white photographs I curated for a photo competition...
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back to school

August 22, 2021 - Since many children have returned and others are headed back to school in the coming weeks, I figured it was a good time...
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a study in fuchsia, coral, lavender, and pink

August 16, 2021 - Given the increased chaos of the news this week, including images from the Kabul, Afghanistan airport of people hanging...
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an eruption of color

June 07, 2021 - A visitor to the western United States, viewing the low and high desert regions, might see a rose bush and think of it a...
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sun, shade, and in-between

April 04, 2021 - It is spring. As I write, the temperature is 79 degrees, and the thermometer is eeking its way to 80. Either temperature...
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roses and then some

March 29, 2021 - Once again this week, wonderful gifted roses provided the material for today's blog. Over three days, I let my eyes, the...
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they keep on giving

March 14, 2021 - Orchids are amazing flowers. While growing up in New Mexico, it was rare to see an orchid, except upon occasion in a nur...
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thinning ice

March 07, 2021 - This week, we celebrate a rather inauspicious anniversary. Although the first known case of COVID-19 was identified in A...
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it had to be snow

February 21, 2021 - Much of northern and other parts of New Mexico received its deepest snowfall of the season this week, welcomed by almost...
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in house

February 15, 2021 - The low here this morning was 1. With a few high clouds but mostly sunny skies, the temperature is already up to 10 degr...
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changes in the world

December 14, 2020 - 2020 has been a year of changes in many ways. Watching Meet the Press on NBC yesterday morning, I found the Data Downloa...
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closing salvo

October 26, 2020 - This year's autumn in northern New Mexico has been beautiful and dramatic, and was extended by warmer than usual weather...
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what do you do?

September 14, 2020 - I have asked myself so many times this week "What can I do" and "what should I do" in reference to the climate crisis ev...
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gift of roses

August 31, 2020 - For this photographer, gifts are wonderful for two different reasons. The first is the experience of pleasure, beauty, a...
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grateful

August 17, 2020 - As the world works its way through a pandemic, elections, economic distress, hunger and wars, along with forces of natur...
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sweet, lovely, and short

June 22, 2020 - Father's Day and the summer solstice punctuated the weekend, amidst the pandemic and political crises. The world turns,...
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counterpoint

June 08, 2020 - As part of nature, human beings frequently have their own ways of being heard. We all saw peaceful protests with incredi...
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back to blooms

May 11, 2020 - You have noticed by now that my blogs for the last couple of months have featured subjects I find around our place. Like...
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March mash ups

March 30, 2020 - Here it is. The final Monday in March 2020. And what an incredible month it has been. Numbers of cases and unfortunately...
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backdrop by nature

January 26, 2020 - This planet of ours is extraordinary, and the nature of it literally never ceases to amaze me. If I am paying attention...
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round two with food

April 28, 2019 - It was great to hear from so many of you concerning possibilities for my Tasty and Artful greeting card set. The Native...
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petal pusher

March 25, 2018 - As far as I am concerned, there is nothing like a gift of flowers to get the creative juices flowing. They also make me...
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jewels of winter

January 22, 2018 - The first real winter arrived late Saturday evening and early Sunday morning in the southern Rocky Mountains. Although w...
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a new year

December 31, 2017 - Today is a brand new day in a brand new year. My hope is that 2018 provides each of you abundant creativity, adventures,...
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remembering

May 29, 2017 - Today is Memorial Day, a day set aside for remembering those who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Altho...
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studying winter

January 16, 2017 - At this time of year, particularly during a winter such as this when rain and snow and ice are frequent occurrences, my...
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2017 - fresh and juicy!

January 02, 2017 - Happy New Year from the piñon and juniper mesa! 2017 may well be a seminal year in the United States and the world, so h...
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modern art of winter

December 18, 2016 - What do you see when you look out the window? On many days in northern New Mexico, you see a brilliant blue sky. After t...
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chaos

March 14, 2016 - From 1995 through 1997, I had the privilege of photographing some of the great minds on the planet who were either in re...
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Glass: its own world

February 01, 2016 - When a blog reader mentions a specific area of art or photography that she or he likes, I think about that and, if possi...
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welcome the new year

December 27, 2015 - No doubt you have heard me say and read the sentiment "Where did the year go?" Once again, I am saying that, because 201...
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