Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Moon shining over the near town lights of Albuquerque's east side.

The Harvest Moon for 2015 occurred on September 27-18.
Another Full Moon in the inky-black morning sky of October 28.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Moonwalking—Albuquerque NM, October 26, 2015

The moon and a streetlamp in juxtaposition.

Heading out backdoor for 2.5 mile morning walk.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

"Art for History's Sake"

Mosaic Pendant
Turquoise and abalone set in hand-carved cottonwood base
Santo Domingo Pueblo, Isaiah Calabaza, 2015
(Thank you, Cecilia Steinfeldt [1915-2013])

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Keeping an eye out for...

a lone balloon descending in a residential area during the 2015 International Ballon Fiesta—Albuquerque NM

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Visitors to my front porch

White-lined Sphinx
Hyles lineata (Fabricius, 1775)

Sphodromantis viridis is a species of praying mantis.
Its common names include African mantis, giant African mantis, and bush mantis.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Celebrating Fall

In late spring I planted a single cosmos plant in my front garden. By mid summer it was spent. I collected the dried flower heads and stowed them for later. I noticed this volunteer, the result of a single seed finding its way into the soil below, coming up in early September. Bigger and more beautiful than the original plant, it is a powerful example of rebirth.

Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly called the garden cosmos or Mexican aster