Sunday, July 20, 2008


Photography has always been my passion. My Great Aunt Lucille let me play with a Brownie camera when I stayed with her during the summer months as a child. To me, the box with the funny looking glass hole was intriguing to play with.

I pretended to take pictures for the photo album on my Aunt's coffee table, then I would draw a picture of a tree on a piece of paper, add some flowers, and tell her I took a picture with the brown box.
I hope she was amused.

My first camera was a Polaroid “Swinger” instant camera that I got for Christmas in the 1960's. I took that Swinger to the first Doors concert in San Diego when the Doors were just beginning as a group and not even on the charts. I still have those few black and white pictures somewhere. Yea right, I know exactly where they are.

I always have a camera or two with me and continue to take candid moments of life. Thanks to the digital age, I am now in photo heaven.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dana Point Harbor

A walk at the Harbor 
is nothing
short of fantastic, 
especially when
the moon is full 
and the two resident 
Tall Ships hauntingly 
creak with the 
rippling tide, 
silhouetting the 
darkening skyline 
with soft reflections 
of Harbor lights 
dancing across 
the waters.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Oh Witch Tree

oh witch tree
dear witch tree
I saw you
last year
surrounded by
and haunting
the deer..
your hair
was askew
with rat tails
and wind
your troubled
arms flailing
as though
you were pinned
to the ground
by your skirt
you just
could not move..
I stood there
and watched
things did not
so I left you
as you screamed
and you scared..
all God’s creatures
no one
was spared
of your rath
and injustice
down the hill..
I can see you
and raving there
for reasons
that are not quite
apparent to me
I hope I can
find you
oh witch tree

The Witch Tree off of Hiway 18 by Waterman Road, on the way to Lake Arrowhead.
Let me know if you find it again...

Friday, July 11, 2008


I climbed to the
top of the hill
where the gazebo
overlooks the valley
to take a picture
of the billowing clouds
hanging over
the Saddleback
when I noticed a
thistle weed in
the view finder
and inched closer
to the subject...
a perfect composition
I carefully aimed
the lens on
the purple
part of this prickly wonder
and stopped
in mid focus
to a familiar sound
of my youth
when my brothers and I
would scower the
canyons for pollywogs
and small tumbleweeds
until someone
yelled out..

this was
the best photo
I could manage
before I ran.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

July 6, 2008

it's been

two years..

are you

watching me