Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Oregon Vista on an average Winter Day

Green Moist Forest


I'm getting so trained in vistas, that I almost didn't know what to photograph in the depths of the forest. I miss it though. My skin misses it more. 


oops! things go a bit sideways for a week.

I accidentally took a week off from the blog. I did so well this year that it was the only one off.  With the holidays, travelling, seeing friends and family... well... it just took a back seat to life.  Honestly though, not the only thing to be a hair sideways the last few days. Must be some queer phase.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Finding Peace in the Mountains

I would not have known this before I lived here, so near the Ruby Mountains- but a person can find peace in the mountains. Even desert mountains. Or perhaps, especially desert mountains. Can't beat the moments you find.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Play of light

I'm sure it's just an affect of the camera lens, but I love the photos where my camera captures a play on light. Always puts me in a good mood.

Lamoille Area Cold Winter Day

Shoot, I thought I had published this yesterday! Oops!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Mountains

First time since I lived here that I braved a hike in the mountains. Really stunning. Didn't get as many photos as I usually do,  but they convey how wonderful the day was.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hump Day Zen Moment

Need a bit of extra help getting through the week!

Dark to Dark is here!

We are in the moment of winter where we wake up in the dark, go to work in the dark. Go home from work in the dark. And dang it is cold too, so I just want to curl up with a paint brush and forget my worries... and my work.  

the vice of ambition

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Chimpmunk Playing Waldo, poorly

One of my rare, decent wildlife shots. Clearly wildlife photography is not my forte. One of my friends at work shoots a lot of wildlife videos. It is definitely a specialty.

Just skechin'

Sunday, December 8, 2013

What a Week!

Zoomed this last weekend, so I apologize if my postings are unusually eclectic.. even for me. I did write a long essay about what a pain Reno is to visit. The anti-tourist write up.  December also seems a good month to be too busy...

One quick comment. I plan for the fact that our local delivery people don't deliver on Saturday. To my chagrin, they delivered this Saturday...  I have to say, I am pretty happy about how safe this community is! I mean, here was this expensive art printer on my porch, and no one took it. I want to hug my neighbors. What good people out here.


Sunset Tonight, I-80

Friday, December 6, 2013

the Mountains

Mountains, like the ocean, are one of the places to go and wander around and remember who you are. Nothing profound in that.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Secret Pass on a Winter and Stormy Day


It is a bit fascinating, the lethargy that comes upon me when I'm unwell. I was concerned that I had vitamin d deficiency, again... but it is just a minor cold that is slowly working out of my system.  Makes me feel like minor tasks are herculean, and I slow down to reflect. To excess.

I've been reading Mark Twain, his self-biography, which is unedited and therefore far more rambling that is easy to read.  One of the short essays is about his landlady in Italy, who was trying to screw him over for money and property. His wife was quite ill, and this woman was very willing to do her harm to her own advantage. He is humorous in his hatred for this woman. There is something profound about Mark Twain hating someone. It makes me feel human.

The ideals a person tries to live up to, not hating, coping with those who are worth hating.  Is having character a figment of light, sifting through the window and barely visible when our backs are turned?