Birds Fly Bias

I was able to get nine exposures of this Northern Harrier as it flew by at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, but nine made for a very wide photo.

Northern Harrier Hawk

Northern Harrier Hawk

Knights Ferry, California

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Here are more photos I captured at Knights Ferry. The decaying structures of the old flour mill make great subjects, and I lucked out with the cotton ball sky that day. The steel door is from the jail house in … Continue reading

Lost Opportunities

“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”
―  Sean O’Casey 1880-1964

Voussoir Cache Voussoir Caché

In the audience

I am as cool as Sherlock Holmes

On stage, I sweat

The lights are blinding

Where are my lines?!!

……Your window was open

I looked in

drawn, moth-like, to all the possibilities

of what it is you are about

Yes, though your window was open

wontedly

I discovered only myself

looking out

An entire building abandoned

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Trees / To Climb is Devine

My back-up brain, Katie, suggested “trees” as the theme for my calender this year. Not too long into the project, I realized it should have been obvious. What better calender can there be, but a tree? The slideshow below contains the images I chose for this particular calender, and the poem immediately below is on the cover:

TO CLIMB IS DEVINE

Descending

             from The Tree

     fruit in hand

to rest our soles

            upon the land

Now, looking back

      with longing eye

              we were so much closer

   to the Sky

I THINK that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree…. Joyce Kilmer -1913

TIMELY TREES … poetphoto 2015:

Logging time and season from their birth

Ringing in each year with added girth

Can there ever be a real challenger

For the noblest subject of a calender?

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P.S. I realize 2015 is underway and you likely have your calendar by now–I could have been more “timely” publishing this, but all my  calendars will be reincarnated for 2016. Subscribe and I will keep you informed when that happens. Thanks!