Header Attribution

The header photo is a wall in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Highway Rainbow

Somewhere along Highway 101,
just north of Paso Robles,
this rainbow appeared to 
encourage us
on a long drive home.
Not perhaps
the most stunning
or startling
photo of a rainbow
ever captured,
but still enough
to make one
and to wonder
what the light must be like
on that hill
that seems to be
at rainbow's end.

Taken 29 February 2012.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Blue Wall #6

Almost an optical illusion effect
of the light, shadow, lines, and texture.
Plus the appeal of the worn paint
and the graffiti.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wet Bunny

The bunny poses
the pouring
One wonders
why he
is not
and why
he does not
the glittering
that drenches
ear to paw.
He sits steadfast
on his guard.
But never fear!
This rabbit
will never
shirk his post
in the habit
of doing
what is most
of a statue,
to blink
or twitch.
will not cough
or "Achoo!"
or laugh
a single stitch.
He seems
to be enjoying
this passing
misty shower,
he is only toying
with our
creative power.

Taken 4 April 2012.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Point Pinos Lighthouse

Here're a few pics
of a favorite local site:
Point Pinos Lighthouse

This is the oldest operating lighthouse
on the west coast.
It is on the point of land
that sticks out from
the southern end of 
Monterey Bay,
part of what is called
the Monterey Peninsula;
and it is in the middle of
the Pacific Grove Golf Links.

Point Pinos Lighthouse
began operation
in 1855.

The inside is also beautifully
maintained, containing many
historical items of interest,
and showing the living conditions
of former caretakers.

These photos were taken on 13 May 2011.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Gift of Inspiration

I hesitate
to dare
add words
to the multi-layered
in these photos.
Suffice it to say,
can be found
tremendously unexpected
it is often
in its

Taken 8 October 2010.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Chair #10

This chair
may have given up hope
of rescue;
or perhaps it is
playing 'possum;
or it is
slowly -
very, very slowly -
crawling away;
maybe it is sunbathing;
or it is just asleep;
or it might have
injured itself
it has fallen
it can't get up.

Taken 8 October 2010.

Friday, June 13, 2014


This attractive colonnade
stands proudly
in the courtyard
of "The Pacific House"
adjacent to
Custom House Plaza
in Monterey, California.
It has been here
for more than
150 years.

Taken 31 December 2010.

(NOTE: I have been absent from these 'pages'
for a few months due to family emergency. I'm happy to be back!)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Abandoned #2

where it was tossed,
piled upon.
An odd sort of
to it.
hidden, lost,
in the castaway
of anonymous,
in temporary art -
lost, but immortalized.

Taken 8 October 2010.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey

San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey
was founded by Junipero Serra in 1770.
This sandstone church was completed in 1794.

This was the first stone building in California.
It is the oldest continuously functioning church in California.
It is the first cathedral built in California.

Read more about San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey HERE.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Seven Gables Inn

I'd say
with confidence
it is impossible
to overstate
the proverbial
"wow factor"
when it comes to
this bed & breakfast experience
in Pacific Grove, California.
Classic Victorian architecture,
pristine curb appeal,
impeccable decor and service,
ridiculous views.

Tough to match,
much less beat.

Taken 27 December 2010.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Birds Out of Hand

I'm not sure
what the going wage is
for dressing up
in a colorful bird costume.

I do not remember what
they were hawking, either.

But they were certainly eye-catching!

At least they had each other,
so they could flock together.

I think that one on the left
was thinking about grabbing my camera.

Taken 14 October 2010.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Street Art #21

What exactly constitutes "street art"?

I'd say, basically anything that can be interpreted as "art"
that is displayed in a publicly accessible way.

I'd venture to guess that the most common form
of what is generally accepted as "street art"
is some kind of image or abstraction
painted on sidewalks, walls of buildings,
sides of bridges and overpasses, etc.
A lot of what is still often called "grafitti"
is now being called "street art"
(for good reason, IMHO).

Can something as simple as
a stocking cap on a fire hydrant
be considered "street art"?

Chances are this is a pretty random event.

The "artist" in this case 
probably had no direct intention
of creating a work of art.

I'm thinking,
if someone looks at any arrangement
of objects
and is captured
for whatever reason
by lines, colors, shapes, shadows,
quirkiness, incongruousness,
or whatever;
whether natural, accidental, or intentional,
that is art.

If it is in or near "the street" -
"street art."

I'll save my discussion of whether
this might also be rightly considered
"assemblage art"
for another time.

Taken 18 September 2009.