Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Red Rock Canyon




Visited the desert today. The high winds made it difficult to stand and balance let alone get a steady shot. Am struck by the power of the desert. Wonder what creatures lurk in the caves that tower about the ground? Saw one or two birds attempt to navigate the winds. It is a harsh world out there ~ one of extreme temperatures. Left me wanting to step back in time to watch the process that eroded rock and left behind this forbidding skeleton.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A road East...


There was an endlessness about this road that I could not ignore. It heads East. Does it go over the mountains? Would it take me to my other home? Then I noticed the sign. It silently screamed "STOP". I thought, "okay, I'll stay where I am roosting ~ be a nomad here ~ for now".

Thursday, March 26, 2009

One more moment in time


Small victories

Details




The smallest of things can take your breath away


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Willow


Storm rolls over the hay barn



the peace of a storm


One person's yard




The trees here are often cut back severely to create graceful limbs and leafing in flowering season. A bit like foot-binding.





Monday, March 23, 2009

Farm House

There are some moments when the differences between my two homes are profound. This was one of those moments. Made me wonder which planet I was visiting...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wind and grass


Watched a storm blow across the vast country side today. It was dramatic even at the level of the field's grass.

ABUNDANCE


The place your morning juice comes from...

FREEDOM

He's so lucky!

Lake Success

The lake is low. But I'm sure there are fish in there!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Oranges

Yes, it is true folks here have all kinds of fruit trees in their back yards. Usually property owners are not allowed to let their trees grow over fence lines but this botanical invader abuts a school parking lot.

Attempting to meet a deadline

March 20th ~ first day of Spring. These little trees have some serious work to do...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Horses in the wind

"I dunno Ma ~ it followed me home"

Monday, March 16, 2009

The round softness of these hills are very nearly seductive. The trees and shrubs here are just beginning to leaf out. Further from the heat generated by the city.


While I was out...


Found some other four legged critters while driving up Round Mtn. Road. At first, as I would have assumed in New England, that they had pushed down a fence and were lost. But on those back roads they wander all over the place. There was no one to tell, had that not been the case. Don't think I saw a occupied home out there. Oil wells, oil pipes, horses, cattle and grass lands fill up the winding roads of the foot hills.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Finding horses on Granite Road








A Sunday drive after work to ease that nagging desire to escape the city... for just a little while. I've seen these horses from a distance on other visits to this road. They grazed on higher ground. What a delight to find them within the range of the camera. It was a nearly perfect evening ~ warm with a soft breeze. No insects yet and Mourning Doves cooing in the back ground. The Doves remind me of New England...a soulful sound that is a comfort.