Header Attribution

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

Friday, March 29, 2019

Plain Geometry

Yes, the title of this post was an intentional
but I find it descriptive of this
gathering of squares.
There is even a 'ghostly' square
sneaking in at the top of the frame...

Taken 20 November 2018.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Chair #21

The "chairs" are not the first thing
one notices about this photograph,
and they are rather ordinary wood
and iron park benches.
Still, they are attractive and inviting
in an understated "you know you want to"
kind of way.
This scene is inside the old prison grounds
in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Taken 19 June 2015.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Downtown Fresno

I'm not sure what it means when one needs
a sign like this to elucidate the fact...

Taken 20 November 2018.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Everyday Retro

Design features we see every day
and often take for granted.
Smooth curves, stripes, neon, tiles.
Comforting and exciting
at the same time.

Taken 20 November 2018.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Cactus and Sombrero

It is a little tough to spot at first,
but there is a figure seated at the base
of a cactus as part of this old sign.
The figure is wrapped in a blanket
and wearing a sombrero;
must be enjoying a siesta
while the rest of the sign takes a long nap.

Taken 20 November 2018.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Chinese Church

Chinese Church
on the west side of Fresno.

Taken 20 November 2018.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Corner Store Shuttered

Time was,
a store on the corner
was the heartbeat of the neighborhood.
so many of those beating hearts
have faded into obscurity,
or worse.

/Taken 20 November 2018.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Palm-lined Boulevard

There is just something
about parallel lines of palm trees.

Taken 20 November 2018.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Ooh La La

A slightly crowded urban streetscape:
swamp coolers, power lines, bike lanes,
stoplights, street signs,
ornate ironwork and an old-fashioned lamp,
Ooh La La!!

Taken 16 November 2018.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Street Art #26

I really like the musical theme.

If memory serves,
I think the sign reads,
"Welcome to the Mural District"

Taken 26 October 2018.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019


Many folks may see these guys
as rats with fluffy tails,
which is technically true;
and they can be quite destructive
and annoying
(especially for birdfeeder fans);
some people just think
they are cute.
Our dogs know the real story.

Taken 16 November 2018/

Friday, March 15, 2019


The window dresser must have been on break...

Taken 16 November 2018.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

El Remanente Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia

The Remnant
Seventh Day Adventist Church

Blue-gray paint almost matches the tone of the sky.
I was a little concerned about the "crime scene" tape
at the entrance, then realized it was standard "caution/cuidado" tape
protecting newly installed tile and handrails on the steps.

Taken 13 November 2018.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fallen Friend

This knight statue
appears to be standing watch
over the tragic remains
of a fallen friend.

Taken 16 November 2018.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Unexpected Face #17

Some might say this is a stretch,
but I see a dog with its tongue hanging out...

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Two Palms

I am convinced that at some time in the past
these palms marked some kind of entrance;
like on either side of a driveway, or sidewalk
leading up to the front entrance of a building.
Now they stand guard over a large vacant lot.

Taken 8 November 2018.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Crushing Stone

I believe this is a stone crushing facility,
for the making of concrete mix, etc.
Cloudless sky, too!

Taken 8 November 2018.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Seemingly Random Statuary

These bold (and huge) statues surprised me
as I came around a corner in a downtown neighborhood.
I would love to know the story behind them.

Taken 3 November 2018.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Architectural detail

I was not able to discover (yet)
to whom this monogram belonged,
but it sure is a "fancy" detail
on this facade.

Taken 3 November 2018.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Artistic Brickwork

Some bricklayers
are (were?) truly 
artistic artisans
(is that redundant?)

Taken 3 November 2018.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Chair #19

Dandy little pastel iron benches
backed by upbeat chalk street art.

Taken 19 June 2018.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Mola Pillows

These molas were purchased by my wife
when we lived in Panama in the early 1990s.
She made them into pillows after she
re-discovered them in a storage container
that escaped the house fire of 2015.

Taken 26 October 2018.