Never fails. Just when I said that the sky was clear, blue and bright, this happens. It didn’t last long. The clouds just blew in another cold front. I could wear long pants all day, yesterday. That’s something. I think. I’ve been doing some cogitating. I’m having trouble moving forward creatively. I read something a […]


Saturday. The week ends quietly with a simple study of light and color. It’s something that somebody who claims to be a photographer should understand. Lately, on the socials, I’ve seen a lot of pictures that make me wonder. For every good photograph there seem to be three or four pictures that tell me that […]


After yesterday’s rant I calmed down. I brought my thoughts back to what really matters. Reflection and review brought me to a quiet place. We all need a quiet place. Especially now, when external forces are attacking us from everywhere. As Bob Dylan once wrote, “You won’t get out of here unscathed.” And, they won’t. […]


Testing. This is the third time that I’ve tried designing this post. It doesn’t help to save your work because it is saved in some other format. So, you start over, And, over. Some comments. Anyone who has taken the time to reply to my WordPress-based rants has nothing good to say about the Block […]


Starting the month with something a little peaceful. I have a suspicion that things are going to get much worse before they get better. So, we start with a peaceful picture. Things are going to get worse at every level. Locally, many of the schools opened today. They are woefully unprepared. There is a very […]


Ray’s Blue. That’s what an editor called it. It’s really carillon blue. Whenever I was working around dusk I would hope for it. This rarely happens in Southeastern Louisiana because of our never ending humidity. Humidity is really composed of tiny drops of water that reflect red light. That tends to mute sky colors. Normally. […]


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. […]


Unlike yesterday, everything could not have gone better. Everything started out well and only got better. The air was warm, but cool in the shadows. There was a gentle breeze in the air. Not much humidity. Like New Mexico. The all seeing dog woke up early and wanted to walk. That makes me happy. She’s […]


Something about rebirth. It seems we are going to need it if the dire predictions are true. Luckily, they are all over the place. Some say that the government numbers are too high. Bill Gates is one who says that the number of deaths will not be as high as 240,000 souls. Maybe not even […]