Friday, April 27, 2012

Things Unseen

Keep Reaching for the Light

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Things Unseen

Lean on Me (Japanese Magnolia)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Barren Earth


barren earth

barren earth
does it dream? in technicolor
of vibrant flower..........
the clouds that never pause to pour
the wind that ever moves on
forever the dust
forever the lust
the unfulfilled desires
the uncalled for fate
barren earth
in its sleep, in its countless
colourless waking hours
does it weave with 
scores of scents
a deathcloth to cover 
its forever life..........
--by flyingdreams

Monday, April 16, 2012

What's Saving Her Life Right Now

iPhone Diary: 15 April 2012 (Encroachment)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Postcards from the DR

¡Ha Resucitado!
Iglesia Episcopal San José, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Landscapes: Louisiana

Blue Sky Swamp
A Sunday in February along Highway 65 south, the intense blue of the sky and perfect conditions for reflection overcame the usual drab colors of swampy water.

Friday, April 6, 2012


Aqua Tower, Chicago
Aqua Tower is a residential building on North Columbus Drive in downtown Chicago. It is the tallest building in the world to have a woman, Jeanne Gang, as chief architect. I thought the building interesting, but it looked dated to me. I'd have guessed it to be 1960s, but it was built in 2008. It received the Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2009 and was shortlisted in 2010 for the biannual International Highrise Award. I took this photo when I was in Chicago in March to see the Lyric Opera performance of Aida.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rural Ruins

Disc Death
I've always been fascinated by how the natural environment seems to reclaim human contrivances when they are left unattended, uninhabited, unmoved for a period of time.

This abandoned, rusting disc rests in a side yard in Georgetown, La., its wheels and half of its blades half buried. The slender vines tying it to the ground did not seem overwhelmed at the enormity of their task.

Monday, April 2, 2012

iPhone Diary Series

iPhone Diary: 2 April 2012 (The Color Purple)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Landscapes: Louisiana

Between Levees
This swamp surrounds a hunting camp between the primary and secondary Mississippi River levees just north of Newellton, La. I access it by a road over the secondary levee off Hwy 65 south. In fact, I haven't explored it as deeply as I would like. I usually stop on my way to or from St. Joseph, La., where I preside over the principal service at Christ Church about once a month.

Swamps are visually chaotic. For the first few years of living in Louisiana, I could not see their beauty. I still struggle to photograph them well, and that is partly because of my wariness of the critters I know that live there. I need to go wearing my snake boots rather than my Sunday-go-to-meetin' pumps!

This photograph was taken with my iPhone 3G and processed in Photoshop.