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96670003That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.
~ Wallace Stegner,
Angle of Repose

Photo taken with a Brownie Hawkeye (lens flipped) and Kodak Professional 120 color film.

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treessophiaSorrow and scarlet leaf,
Sad thoughts and sunny weather.
Ah me, this glory and this grief
Agree not well together!

~ from Thomas William Parsons’
“A Song For September”

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truckso2.jpgIt’s true, the best camera is the one you have with you. A lot of people may be excited about the release of the iPhone 6 later this month but I’m still pretty darn happy with my iPhone 4. Of course, anyone who knows me well will tell you I’m always behind the curve on new technology!

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IMG_8502In the midst of the widespread decay and abandonment that plague the small towns of the Salton Sea, something I've never seen before and can only hope reflects some optimism amongst the residents of this troubled place: a community bulletin board and coffee club. It’s the little things.