Tuesday, July 31, 2007

one year later

not much has changed.

I met my old lover On the street last night
(He) seemed so glad to see me I just smiled
And we talked about some old times
And we drank ourselves some beers
Still crazy afler all these years
Oh, still crazy after all these years
~ Paul Simon

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

tell me a story

of poets and lovers, lost to each other
and paris and panther
and artists in castles
and gardens of roses
and thorns' deadly wounds

happy birthday!

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Ready to close that chapter.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


"If you don't want your work copied, don't put it on the internet." True enough. But some of my photos have been blatantly copied recently and I am not flattered nor amused.

We are inundated daily with thousands of images and it would be impossible for an idea or composition not to stick somewhere in our memory bank and later influence our photographic thought process.

That is not the case here... this person is intentionally using some of my photos and compositions.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


One of my aunts passed away earlier this month and I received a letter today from my uncle. He shared his eulogy for Marion and referenced the following poem by William Ernest Henley.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

tell me a story

of frogs turned to princes with kisses from maidens
and knights on white horses, riding in through the mist
and castles on hilltops too high to be touched
and safeness as far, as far as the eye can see
and love ever after
and love ever after

Friday, July 20, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

voir dire

My introduction to the jury selection process.... excused.

I was anticipating that either the case would be settled or that it would be a boring insurance case, because that's what everyone had told me to expect. Wrong on both counts. It was going to be a case that would involve some emotional testimony, graphic language (we were asked if that would bother us) and the victim was a child. But I was resolved to keep an open mind, be a responsible juror. And so, I don't know if, up until the final question from the defense attorney, I would have been selected to serve as a juror or not.

I answered honestly, as did three others. And we were all immediately excused.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

goodbye my love

A lazy Sunday, wishing I was almost anywhere else... coastal Georgia, the Smoky Mountains. I need another road trip. Nowhere that requires a passport .. not right now. Running out of summer soon though, school in the south starts early - mid-August. Get those kiddies back in the classroom during the hottest month so the air conditioners can hummmmm.

Friday, July 13, 2007


A day of pampering... manicure, pedicure, and then catching up on some reading. All good!

I like this photograph for its simplicity.... no hidden meaning, no trickery, just light and dark, lines and curves. Simple. Truthful.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

beyond the law

Looks serene, doesn't it? Just beyond those trees in the background is the county Justice and Administration center, where I may be spending some time next week. I have received a summons to report for jury duty.... first time ever, if I am actually selected for a jury. I haven't been avoiding my civic duty - not at all! The last time I received a letter, I returned the attached questionnaire and received a polite 'thanks, but no thanks' response. So, we will see...

Sunday, July 08, 2007

tell me a story...

... of magnolia blossoms
and sunsets and summer nights spent on sleeping porches
and skinny dipping and making love in convertibles
and lemonade with lots of ice
and whispers in the dark of promises

Saturday, July 07, 2007

a new day

I love black and white photography, but sometimes color says it best.
Rest in peace, Marion.

Friday, July 06, 2007

look at me

I visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta yesterday for the first time. I was especially looking forward to seeing the whale sharks and the beluga whales. The whale sharks are massive and there are four of them in the tank. Four belugas were in another exhibit and as we entered, one of the males was swimming close to the 'glass', giving us a good view. The announcer was citing various facts and one was that the beluga could probably see us about as well as we could see him. I watched more closely as he approached... his eye zooming past the crowd... and then he circled around for another pass.

I must be getting old... I came away wishing they were all where they truly belong, swimming free in the sea.

eTalk and eTruth

Chat, email, friendships develop... better check that eTruth-o-meter (google).

Thursday, July 05, 2007


seeing yourself

"Truly all photographs are self-portraits." - Elizabeth Opalenik

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


and breathing