death

dead lizard

Sensing a theme here if I have the gumption

There was an awful story here but now there's not. On the other hand, this has got to be the best dead lizard photo I have ever taken.

Picuris Peak in clouds

Picuris Peak at 7:30 a.m. from the driveway (300mm telephoto, Photoshop CC 2015.5)

An old friend died three days ago back in Maryland. It wasn't all that unexpected, but still one feels the blow. His wife wrote, "I take great comfort in knowing his spirit is free. I just wish I knew where he was!" That made me me laugh. We're at that age, I guess. It's like [...]

Kamikaze

dead flicker

A rather large bird

The window is thick plate glass. It needed to be. The flicker hit with a bam like a baseball and dropped into the tall grass trembling dead. By the time I walked outside to see, the bird was still and limper than limp. I picked it up by its silver feet. The feathers that looked [...]

Thank You Jesus for the Nails

Taos sunsets

Yet another sunset! Compensatory charm, you might say. I posted this image to Twitter early Friday evening: "From a wretched little dirt road on the south end of Ranchos de Taos," as I recall. This is the only place I've ever lived where you can find trailers, dead cars, mudholes, and loose cows on top [...]

driveway view at sunset with cat

This one’s been known to push it

We had a cat named Clementine once. She was a beautiful short-haired blue-black kitty with dark chocolate colored skin on the bottom of her paws. "Bad to the bone," I always said of her. We lived out in the country on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. One evening she wanted to go out at sunset [...]

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