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Mar 312014
 

A bathtub in the middle of a field.  OK.  Must be used as a water bucket, best I can figure.  Cows get thirsty too.  I didn’t notice any cows, though.  Or horses.  Looks kind of inviting.  Threatening weather, though.  Wanna get in?  Maybe the sun will come out a bit.

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Mar 292014
 

Walking along the shoreline trail in Monterey I was struck by the rain squalls of the approaching storm and the calm seas and boats of the inner harbor.  As you know, I love a good storm and am attracted to different weather in general.  So why do I live in California?  I mean we have quite boring weather much of the time.  I know, many of you are just laughing as you persevere through cold and snow and rain and excessive heat; but all in perspective.

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Mar 272014
 

Though I’m not a classical morning person, I really enjoy getting up before the sun rises when shooting photos is first on my agenda.  That first light of the morning is usually so amazing and pure.  It’s often quiet too which I like.  Here, I’m wandering around a Savannah, Georgia neighborhood and Forsythe Park watching the day come alive, admiring the dedicated joggers, watching the moss grow.  My kind of meditation.

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Mar 232014
 

I’m not really sure what that room is, but it sure could be a high rollers room.  It’s so inviting with the scantily clad porcelain women holding up their palm fronds, urging you to go through and happily leave your large sums of money behind; while having fun and enjoying yourself, of course.  Ah, Las Vegas.  Nothing like it.  The glamour, the glitz, the pomp.  It’s all here at Caesars Palace.  And no, I did not go in and leave large sums of money behind.  I was having too much fun for that.

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Mar 202014
 

It’s so beautiful here out on the Islands.  I was out wandering around at dusk, not too far from my sisters house.  I’d been out on the Island all day, exploring, visiting old haunts, taking photos.  I used to live here myself.  I met my wife here.  Our daughter was born here.  I worked here.  I bathed in the beauty here.  I hiked and explored and made friends here.  It’s been a long time now, but I love to come back and surround myself in Island time and beauty.  I’ll be back this summer for a nephews wedding.

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Mar 162014
 

A campground resort closed for the season.  I imagine it being a hundred years ago.  Wouldn’t be closed then.  It would be alive and lived in, fire wood piling up in preparation for the coming winter cold.  After all, it’s over 7800 feet in elevation at Lundy Lake on the eastern side of the Sierra mountains in California and nights were cold in mid October.  There in the fall, I was seeking out the colors of the season when I happened across the closed camping resort.  I stayed a while to soak up the beauty and quiet ambiance.

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Mar 122014
 

I don’t really know why it’s called camp unicorn as I didn’t see any unicorn’s.  It’s located in the northern part of South Africa and is in the middle of many, many acres of land held in trust to protect and help reintroduce the very rare white lion.  We stayed here for a week and took daily excursions into the bush surrounding the encampment to track and make sure the lions were safe.  Quite an experience, indeed.

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Mar 082014
 

Yes, it’s beginning to fade, but still it is winter.  At least it is in California.  Is it where you live?  This shot is was taken over my back fence as the sky was going through its early morning color display and the grasses in the field were covered with a deep and persistent frost.  I don’t necessarily like being out in the cold, but the awesome color drew me out this morning.

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Mar 052014
 

I took off on a trail up into the Hollywood Hills wanting to get up closer to the infamous Hollywood sign.  But, as is often the case, other images and angles pop into view as this one of the Griffith Park observatory did.  The topography opened just right to get this shot of the observatory a few miles away in the fading light of a glowing sky.

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Mar 012014
 

I recently read a great book about the civil war so I’m thinking strongly of Abe Lincoln.  What an amazing memorial in a city of memorials to a man who so affected the world.  We’ll never know, but I sometimes wonder how it all would have gone with another leader instead of Lincoln.  Would we have less racism?  More?  Would we be 2 countries?  We’ll never know.  I just know I got there early to see the sun rise and to beat the crowds.  Still, there were a few people around.  To get photos of a “clean” Lincoln without gawking tourists took some patience.  Oh, the book.  It’s The Lincoln Letter by William Martin.

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