Starting somewhere. It came to me last night. I’ve known all along that the pandemic was going to change a lot of things forever. Small businesses will close. Shopping centers too. Restaurants operate on a razor thin margin. Many will close. New ones may replace them. They will be created for the new world before […]


Around dusk. Dusk. Purple skies for which to be grateful. The picture doesn’t exactly look like clouds, but trust me, they are. I was out walking, I wasn’t doing too much talking, when I looked up and saw this. Whew. Nature outdid herself, I thought. I went on a fool’s mission of trying not to […]


Thunderheads. Clouds forming at this time of year are pretty special. They aren’t dull gray. They aren’t a cloud layer that no light can penetrate. They do look like the photograph. They are pretty special. Photographing them is a function of photographer’s luck and always carrying some kind of camera. Besides, there was a dog […]


That Baby Leica. If we could travel it would be a wonderful travel camera. As it is, I’ll have to drive around and pretend to be on a trip. And, speaking of trips, this state is a trip. The governor did what he was expected to do. He made wearing masks mandatory in public places […]


You can’t trust me. Just when I start going in one direction, I turn south and head for another. Seriously, I’m mostly just opportunistic. My neighbor texted me and said, “you gotta hear this beautiful music.” So, I came out. She was right. The music was all gentle 1960s and 70s music, like something Marvin […]


Soon. Soon, this wonderful deep green will change. We are in the wettest month of summer. It will stay green. In a few weeks, there will be more heat and less rain. By mid-August much of the green will fade into a sort of dull gray-green. You know what comes next. The lifecycle never changes. […]


As colorful as possible. A Facebook and Instagram friend is going to be sure that I’m trolling her with this picture. I’m not. But, she doesn’t know me that well. She lives in California in the hills way up above Malibu. She’s a pretty good photographer so I followed her on Instagram. She followed back. […]


Accidental moon. If a couple of the dogs didn’t want me to go outside with them for their last needs until morning I wouldn’t have seen the moon. Oh sure, I knew it was coming. Social media types love talking about natural events. This is the biggest moon of the summer. This is a wolf […]


Strange days. Indeed. I bet you think you know what I’m going to write. Nope. Not that. It’s about nature. See the flower? What is it? I found it on a walk. The stalk is very tall. It appears to be the flower of swamp grass, or Saw Grass, depending on where you live. It’s […]


Once, long ago, I asked one of my neighbors how to grow tomatoes in the New Orleans climate. The guy was an old Creole man. He was old enough to speak French as a mother tongue. He looked at me and said, “Just plant it and leave it alone. Everything grows here.” He was right. […]