Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Future Is Now

Yesterday evening, it was nice enough that I could sit in the backyard. At 10:00 p.m. it was a pleasant 26 degrees, which is normally the high for this time of the year. It was unsettling. The drought in southern … Continue reading

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Barrel Cactus: Order from Chaos

     Barrel Cactus    12/03/2011 Often, Nature provides a wealth of subjects to photograph. The problem is that they are arranged according to Nature’s rules and may not readily fit into a human composition. This photo is an example of such … Continue reading

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Peace On Earth

     Papai Noel Visiting a Pre-school Serving Children from a Favela   12/22/2006  In December of 2006, my wife and I went to Salvador do Bahia, Brazil. We had decided to spend our Christmas volunteering. We hooked up with Global … Continue reading

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In Memorium: Barb Ayres

     Barb with her husband Myron, 2009. Yesterday evening, I got around to reading my email. Hidden amongst the blizzard of news alerts and Facebook posts were two short notes that brought me to a full stop. Barb Ayres, a … Continue reading

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Sunset After a Desert Storm

For two days cold winds and rain swept across the desert. Overnight, the desert turned green. It was a relief to see the sun, even if only as it set. After sunset the sky cleared and it got cold. Heavy … Continue reading

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Autumn Light in the Canyon

My wife and I recently spent a few days with friends, outside of Tucson, in a house next to the Saguaro National Forest. It was an opportunity for Becky and I to rest and decompress. It was temporary respite from … Continue reading

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