Friday, November 30, 2012

A Requirement

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.”
Mignon McLaughlin 1913-1983

This is my daughter Shannon and some guy named John. They’re
getting married next year! They announced it on Thanksgiving
and this is the picture I took a few minutes later. I cropped off
the ring because it was blinding me. Woo hoo!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Edge

“The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.”
Rachel Carson 1907-1964

And always changing.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Self Portrait

“The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try
and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson 1908-2004

It’s not so hard when it’s my skin and my shirt. The soft shadows
are cast on the side of a water tank.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Long Term Parking

“We need not destroy the past. It is gone.”
John Cage 1912-1992

But this old truck has turned into an ever present sculpture in the garden of
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone, California.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Conjugation

“The whole of nature, as has been said, is a conjugation of the verb to eat,
in the active and in the passive.”
William Ralph Inge 1860-1954

Today we are active. Happy Thanksgiving, USAers.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


“Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature
because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.”
George W. Bush

In fact, I found this product underfoot in my neighboring hood
of San Francisco (Western Hemisphere).

Sunday, November 18, 2012

In Deep

This would be a much better world if more married couples were
as deeply in love as they are in debt.
Earl Wilson 1907-1987

A man and a woman (seductive French music in the background)
and their monthly car payments (scraatch).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Said and Done

“I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.”
Oscar Wilde 1854-1900

This sign was posted outside a local church. The quote is attributed to Lou Holtz,
the football coach although some say it originally came from Alfred E Neuman.
What, me worry?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


“Painting is the pattern of one's own nervous system being projected on canvas.”
Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Or on brick and aluminum.

Monday, November 12, 2012


“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
Luciano Pavarotti 1935-2007

My neighbor is enjoying a pre-Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, minus the pie part.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The City

“It is an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world.”
Oscar Wilde 1854-1900

The San Francisco skyline (the current world).

Thursday, November 8, 2012


“Happy as a duck in water”

Better than the other way.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012


“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so
companionable as solitude.”
Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862

This is Coit Tower in San Francisco, separated from it neighboring
skyscrapers by the incoming fog.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Deep In Vines

“To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines,
Where slumber abbots, purple as their wines.”
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) The Dunciad

Harvest time in wine country has arrived. This vineyard near Petaluma
is ready to make its contribution.