IMG_0587Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it, How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle


RedHillMarinafilmI’ve been deep into my archives the past few days getting ready for my next photography show, a project I’m particularly excited about because, not only will the show be taking place in the desert, it will be comprised entirely of desert images. If you’ve followed this blog for very long you can understand that this is a very happy thing indeed.

Among the forgotten images I’ve stumbled upon is this 35mm shot taken at Red Hill Marina, a desolately-beautiful spot on the southern shore of the Salton Sea.

OK, back to work I go. Happy September, peeps! :-)


FullSizeRenderYesterday was a hiking day for me here in the San Jacinto Mountains. These sorts of outings tend to be iPhone-only affairs, in part because my DSLR weighs a ton but also because I’m still scarred from the lens-shattering hiking accident I had several years ago. Besides, my phone is more than sufficient when it comes to the beautiful, if unremarkable, scenery shots I can’t pass up when I’m exploring the higher elevations. None of those are worth posting here but I do kind of like this iPhone shot I took yesterday of insect trails on a tree trunk. :-)


rockahoola.jpg I took a quick pre-birthday road trip up to Utah this week. It was spectacularly beautiful there and a refreshing change of scenery since I hadn’t been anywhere for quite a while. On the way home, we made a pitstop at this abandoned waterpark. Fascinating place although a couple of meth-addled “security guards” ended up making it one of my more nerve-wracking photo expeditions!


IMG_2828Another shot from my quick trip to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The sun would eventually come out but this one was taken early in the day while it was still overcast.


IMG_2858I managed to squeeze a refreshingly tranquil, if brief, photowalk into an otherwise intense weekend. I hadn’t been to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in years and it was even more beautiful, and the plant life more varied, than I remembered. Lovely!