Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Blue room," New York, December 2009

It's not like I have any shortage of images to fit a blue theme, but as I searched through the images, this one stuck out -- just as it did when I first saw it in the West Village.

And no, I never did get to see Nicole Kidman's bare behind on Broadway, even though that was back when I loved going to plays and musicals with movie stars in them.

Monday, July 26, 2010

"In the Utah sky," Arches National Park, March 2010

The beauty of Delicate Arch explains nothing, for each thing in its way, when true to its own character, is equally beautiful. ... If Delicate Arch has any significance it lies, I will venture, in the power of the odd and unexpected to startle the senses and surprise the mind out of their ruts of habit, to compel us into a reawakened awareness of the wonderful — that which is full of wonder.

-- Edward Abbey, "Cliffrose and Bayonets," Desert Solitaire

The walk to Delicate Arch takes you up into the higher elevations of Arches National Park and when you reach the formation, the adjacent canyon gives you the feeling of being high in the sky.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Keeping cool," Hudson Valley, July 2006

The staff of the Hudson Valley Renegades ensures that their unofficial mascot stays cool on a hot day as they give the fans some brief relief.

"Peaks, valleys and the like," Colorado, May 2006

It's hard not to take a good photograph in the West. But sometimes it helps to mix up the views with a vertical landscape.

"Josh on guitar," Maine, July 2009

Good summer fun: Rafting the Penobscot by day, sitting around the campfire that night.