Yearend Photos

IMG_20181125_095608_FotorEvery once in awhile I come across something that I feel I should pass along. Too often we forget about the world we live on. Yes, live on. We are a part of a living organism and what we do, and how we perceive it, and treat it, means so much to its continued existence. There is beauty in this world, if only we look.

I have been complacent with posting photos of this area I now call home–forever how long that will be. So, here is just a sprinkling of what I get to see on a regular basis. Now that the holidays are almost behind us I will attempt to share more. That would mean I would have to make an effort. For you, I can do that. Continue reading


Life at Pahranagat

IMG_20181110_150215991_Fotor.jpgYesterday I posted the short story My Poster Girl. At the time, I indicated that the story had been influenced by a picture of a woman on a poster. Many times, a passing moment, a picture, or even a word from a friend becomes the basis of a story I write.

I am going to share with you a picture of this poster, and this young lady that captured my attention. That way you will understand why I had to write the story. Also, I want to share some sights I see on a regular basis around here. I’m only going to be at Paharanagat National Wildlife Refuge for another 10 days or so. I will try to show you, from time to time, what things look like at the oasis in the desert when the temperature begins to drop. Continue reading

Too Many Decisions


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was a beautiful morning for a stroll. I wanted to see if I could count all the ducks paddling around on the lower lake. Well, I discovered I can’t count that high. Something else I found out this morning is that those danged birds can fly pretty fast. Much faster than my little camera can capture their majestic form as they buzzed overhead.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI did, though, see a red-tailed hawk, a blue heron, a couple of little birds I couldn’t identify, and, like I said, more ducks than I could possibly count. Oh, yeah. Can’t forget about the two honkers that flew overhead. And, I saw something that really concerns me. Continue reading