After Dinner

view from Llano Quemado

iPhone 6s+ shot again. I love this thing.

Cold, damp, no wind. Quiet except for a few cows bawling in the valley. The scrunch of walking on wet sand. Smells of sagebrush and wet dirt. Snowed off and on today, sometimes a lot. Yesterday, too. For several days, actually. In the middle of that, we saw a hummingbird, so time to put the feeders up.

I see this is turning into a photo blog again. You will forgive me. Actually I bet this is why a lot of people come here. You know. The opposite of what people used to say about reading Playboy in the olden days, not that I ever did. Read, that is. But I just have to share these images. Instant gratification is the name of the game. Show and tell. Yes, of course, I tweeted this image first, which means you ought to follow me @jhfarr. (I post a lot of images that never make it here.) The version above is ever so slightly tweaked, all but straight out of the camera on the 6s Plus. One could do a helluva lot worse.

The funny thing about the “phone” for me who never had a smartphone up to now is that I actually like using it as a telephone. (I mentioned that on Twitter, and my brother made fun of me.) For one thing, the iPhone pumps out way more volume than my perfectly serviceable old dumbphone could, and I can hear what people say again—radical! The fidelity is five times better, too. The other thing that makes this so much fun to use is the way the iPhone manages my calls. Being one of the last people on Earth to learn about this, I needn’t go into details, but what a hoot. I also like telling Siri to call my wife or set an alarm so I can take a nap and it just happens. They tell me I can launch apps the same way, but I haven’t tried that yet.

Man, I feel like I’ve arrived. Maybe now I’ll get a haircut and buy a couple shirts.

John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • Sherry May 2, 2016, 7:15 AM

    Whoa, buddy! Slow down. Don’t want to mess with the universe too much. A haircut, new shirts may be all it takes to push us off the cliff. We’re mighty close to the edge as it is between Hilary and Donald.

    • JHF May 2, 2016, 7:54 AM

      Ah, but I’m extremely happy about Hillary! 🙂 Have never understood the bias against her, not that it matters. Take heart. We need to beat him.

  • Beckey May 2, 2016, 7:21 AM

    I enjoy your postings very much, and must be ‘one of the last people on earth’ who does not use Twitter. So, if you stop posting to this blog I will really miss your photos and stories. Today’s post has me sitting here in cool, damp Boston with the fragrance of cold, damp New Mexico and its sage swirling about me. Now, back to the mundane.

    • JHF May 2, 2016, 7:57 AM

      Oh no, not stopping! But I’m taking and tweeting a lot of photos that don’t make it to the blog. The best ones end up here, of course. That won’t change.

  • Beth May 2, 2016, 11:38 AM

    I upgraded to the 6s+ last December. It felt overly indulgent. But yes for all the reasons you say. I’ve been absent for a while and forgot I could get notices when you post. Hi John! Hi Kathy! xo

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