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IMG_8628I finally made it down the mountain today for a little drive and a lot of photo taking. My destination was the Salton Sea, a once-popular, now largely-abandoned resort area in the desert about 45 miles east of Palm Springs. I hadn’t been there in quite a while and it was interesting to see the changes that have taken place. If memory serves me, this North Shore meat market was still in business the last time I visited. Looking forward to sharing more images with you over the next few days. Sweet dreams!

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The Idyllwild Jazz Festival is happening this weekend and, not only am I attending for the first time, I’m a volunteer. The old parachutes used to protect the main-stage audience from the sun are pretty mesmerizing so while everyone else was looking at the band onstage I was, of course, looking up. They kind of remind me of jellyfish!

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yellow2I spent the day painting my kitchen and dining room and I’m pooped. This one’s from a while back but never got posted. Sweet dreams!

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liq.jpgI’m in the midst of a huge home-improvement project at the moment and so I haven’t had much time for photography. I’m planning on taking a couple of photo-intensive daytrips as soon as I’m able to come up for air. In the meantime, here’s an iPhone snap of a dilapidated old sign I spotted today on my way back from Home Depot. :-)

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They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? – – Carpe – – hear it? – – Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.

~ From Dead Poets Society (a film that meant a great deal to me in my youth).

Rest in peace, Robin Williams.

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photo-1I’ve been looking forward to taking my iPhone and new Olloclip out again but, as I’ve just impulsively undertaken a massive home-improvement project, I’ve pretty much spent the past few days running back and forth to Home Depot instead. In the meantime, here’s another macro image from my front-yard test run. Sweet dreams!