cabotfencej.jpgI didn’t encounter any abandoned bedsprings while I was in the desert yesterday but I did stumble upon a few ramshackle fences which is almost as good!


IMG_1471edit_edited-2Thought I’d pop in and wish you all a very belated Happy New Year before January gets away from me and we’re celebrating Cupid and, in the U.S. at least, a vague holiday dedicated to no particular president. It’s been non-stop activity for me this month but I did manage to take a spontaneous drive down to the desert today and it did me a world of good to just poke around and take a few photos, something I hadn’t done in a while. Unusual plant life, decay and dilapidation, and lots of rusty junk…I was definitely in my happy zone. I’ll post more shots over the next several days. Until then, sweet dreams, peeps!


ImageDisp-27How about that? After falling so far behind, my final post for this project and the last day of the year have somehow fallen into alignment!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has spent time here in my little corner of the Internet this year. Thanks, also, to my subscribers for putting up with this last-minute barrage of posts. I appreciate you sticking with me!

I’ll be taking a little break from the blogosphere but will return to a regular, if less demanding, posting schedule soon.

Wishing you all much opportunity, growth and fulfillment in 2015.

Happy New Year!

(Photo taken with a Canon EOS 500 SLR and Kodak Max 400 color print film.)


ferris6.jpgA story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. ~ Graham Greene

That being said, I am so looking forward to the new year! :-)


IMG_5906It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.
~ John Burroughs,
Winter Sunshine


IMG_6227Took this one last spring but it’s still representative of what’s going on in my yard right now. Frost is here, snow is on the way this afternoon, and my very-confused lilac bush is in full bud!


IMG_6400Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth.
~ Hugh Macmillan, “Rejuvenescence,” The Ministry of Nature, 1871