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Oct 302013
 

I wonder who’s sitting on that bench.  It’s in a cemetery, you know.  Ghosts, spirits, hauntings.  Tomorrow is Halloween and I often think about things like that.  I suppose it would be much more spooky if the image was at night.  But, they don’t open up the gates at night and I’m not the type to make the effort to climb large walls.  Do you believe in ghosts?  Ever been haunted?

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Oct 282013
 

Peace on Earth??  How about peace in the city?  Or peace in your family?  What about peace with yourself?  My take is that peace is a given.  It’s always here and present.  It’s we humans that don’t recognize it; that somehow always seem to muck it up; to misinterpret intentions.  Take all the humans out of LA, or out of anywhere, and there’s plenty of peace.  We don’t make peace.  We can only realize the peace that’s already here by working through the layers that prevent its recognition.    OK, OK.  Enough of the editorializing.  I guess I have more work to do.

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Oct 242013
 

My sisters and I were exploring the affluence of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and putting our toes in the Atlantic.  For me this gets a bit mundane.  I want to hike/walk and explore the topography.  So, we drove toward the mainland, crossed a bridge and stopped on Pinckney Island, lying between Hilton Head and the mainland.  Hey!  It’s a wildlife refuge!  There are trails to walk.  I was happy.

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Oct 172013
 

Fall is such an incredible time of color and change.  The natural world is on its way to death; only to begin anew again next spring, I might add.  But now, it’s autumn.  I’m enjoying the warm days and cool nights here in my part of California.  And my little part includes the too-numerous-to-mention wine vineyards, in whatever season always an incredible subject for a photographic image or two.  This one comes from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County.

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Oct 142013
 

Keeping on the theme of art museums, and I ask myself when have I ever followed a theme in these postings?, this is Seattle’s equivalent  to the last image of Denver’s art museum.  SAM as it’s called.  Multiple stories of beautiful artwork right downtown, close to everything else downtowny.   In fact, whether it’s kosher to or not, here’s also something from inside, as well.

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Oct 102013
 

Colorado is not just for hiking or skiing, you know.  Modern Denver shows itself over and over again if you choose to see it.  Yes, I went up into the mountains when there, but I also spent some time enjoying the city part.  Denver’s modern art museum in the golden triangle is a beautiful architectural sampling.

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Oct 072013
 

Driving into Austin the night before was so colorful I vowed to head downtown and capture the color of sunset with the downtown skyline as the backdrop.  Not having been here in over 2 years, I wasn’t quite sure of the angle but picked a spot I thought would as least be OK.  Construction fences were there to greet me.  I quickly drove down the road and dove into the next parking lot along the river.  Too thick with too much poison oak.  Strike 2.  Walking along the trail a bit, I noticed quite a crowd of people gathered on and under what I recognized as the Congress St. bridge.  Aha!  Sunset was fast approaching and all were waiting for the bridge bats to awaken.  They put on their nightly show on a beautiful, warm evening.

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Oct 052013
 

You can’t see it from this vantage point, but the glory of Mt. Baker in NW Washington is just around the corner.  And Mt. Shuksan is just behind and even closer.  But it’s fall now and the colors of fall become primary.  I love color.  I do virtually no black & white photography and never really have.  So, it’s fall and the colors are out!

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Oct 032013
 

Even though the government has been temporarily shut down, you can’t regulate beauty or the glory of the natural world.  Our governmental reps. bicker and what gets cut out?  Our national parks.  As if we need government to dictate where we can walk or hike.  Guess we better stay home and write our representative’s.  On second thought, there’s too much beauty in the world.  I think I’ll go hiking! yosemite-valley-reflection-1

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