15-11-15 Easy From Now On

“Quarter moon in a ten cent town
It’s time for me to lay my heartaches down
Saturday night gonna make myself a name
Take a month of Sundays to try and explain”

Susanna Clark, Carlene Routh



15-09-15 Weekly Photo Challenge – Monochromatic Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell

One thing they don’t tell you about the blues
When you got ’em
You keep on fallin’ ’cause there ain’t no bottom
An’ there ain’t no end, least not for Lillian

Emmylou Harris

She doesn’t write that much but she writes that well.

Monochromatic is this week’s challenge

I decided to go with a classic grey scale monochromatic image from The Traveling Kind Tour (Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell) stop at the Beacon Theater tonight.


Other views:






8-28-14 Leaving One Reality For Another (Off To College Edition)

So it is a big day here. To celebrate the ch-ch-ch-Changes, I beg your indulgence for this long slide show but how often do you send your only child off to college? Herewith a small piece of one 17-year-old life, starring Abigail Wyatt Alford Johnson with Eva Moskowitz, Caroline Kravitz, Edy Getz, Lilah Weiss, Ari Lapidus, Gracie Remington, Brigitte Seely-Messick, Jennie Nadel, Kailee Breaux and thousands of others.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep on running.


5-10-14 Travel Theme: Rivers

But I cried a river
A river for him
That’s deeper and wider
Than I’ll ever swim
The heart it will harden
The sorrow will dim
But I cried a river
A river for him

So weep for the sons
And the dear darling daughters
For the passing of time
And the parting of waters

For all who have passed through
This world long before me
To a far distant shoreline
Where no one waits for me

Emmylou Harris

Rivers. H’mm. Rivers. The travel theme from Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? is rivers. That is a tough one…

I wonder if I have any pictures of rivers…

December 7, 2011 @4:14pm



Some other river views:











3-28-13 Wrong Location – Wrong Lens – Who Cares – Great Concert

“I guess you had to be there, she said, you had to be
She handed me a yellowed photograph
And then said, See
This was my greatest love, my one and only love
And this is me
Back when we were beautiful, see

I don’t feel very different, she said, I know it’s strange
I guess I’ve gotten used to these little aches and pains
But I still love to dance, you know we used to dance
The night away
Back when we were beautiful, beautiful, yes

I hate it when they say
I’m aging gracefully
I fight it every day
I guess they never see
I don’t like this at all
What’s happening to me
To me

But I really love my grandkids, she said, they’re sweet to hold
They would have loved their grandpa
Those awful jokes he told
You know sometimes for a laugh, the two of us would act
Like we were old
Back when we were beautiful, beautiful, yes

But I guess you had to be there…”
Matraca Berg

They wouldn’t let me bring my zoom lens with me to the Richard Thompson and Emmylou HarrisRodney Crowell concert at the Beacon Theater last night so these shot are strictly for documentary purposes…It was a great concert. I don’t know who thought of the idea of this double bill but it certainly worked.

Just a few of the high points: Richard singing 1952 Vincent Black Lightning with just his acoustic guitar; Richard joining Emmylou and Rodney and their band on “Ain’t Living Long Like This”; Emmylou and Rodney singing the Matraca Berg song above; and Emmylou doing “Boulder To Birmingham” with Rodney singing harmony.




7-19-11 Small Beer

I am listening to The Trio a lot these days. The pure singing takes me to a different, very calm, and centered, place and I need that right now…After The Goldrush – The Trio

I went to a camera repair shop yesterday to see if they could refurbish an old 1950’s Canon Abigail’s grandfather gave her recently. While I was there I asked them to look at my 18-55 lens. It “sounded” wrong to me and I thought everything I was shooting seemed “off”. Damned if I hadn’t broken the gears somehow.  How? No idea…but there you go. Into the shop for repairs at a cost of $79.  Small Beer as the British say, (Small Beer: “Informal” a person or thing of little importance”) given all that is going on here but still a pain in the rear.

This guy kept trying to pick something out of the water – looked kind of like a bagel to me but I can’t be sure – and wasn’t able to get it…I shot at least 4 attempts he made…