I've said it before: I'm an amateur photographer. Here's what the real deal can do with a camera. All photos courtesy of Angela Kent: Links to my "comparable" efforts: Like those Blue Ridge layers? Try these layers. What about those Woodstock woods? Reminds me of the light through the trees in this place. Those links … Continue reading Lens, Light, Layers
I promise you: The moon is NOT holding me hostage until I write this... Can you hold on for a second? (muffled: "Are you happy? No, there was nothing coded about that. No, it wasn't suspicious. Suspicious is if I had winked. Suspicious is this long pause while I talk to you. Can I please … Continue reading Good Knight, Moon!
Every night last week, the wind sighing from out of Zion N.P. canyons rustled through the ginkgo biloba tree beside my tent in Watchman Campground. The soothing sound of fluttering leaves reminded me of water gently washing over river rocks and sand in a gold pan. Oh, the delightful natural music of Fall! Then on the last day of my trip, … Continue reading The Grasshopper Complex: Part III
Two years ago, a trip to Lassen Volcanic N.P. coalesced into a definitive experience, a perfect fusion of the right factors, the right place, and the right time. Out of that experience, I determined to refocus my writing around my passions, a decision which eventually led to this blog. The connections on that Lassen trip ultimately … Continue reading Opportunity Knocks (Me Around)
Let's continue with two more connections between the Israelites entering the Promised Land, and me visiting Utah's national parks. (Or, if you're a fan of wordplay, "between Zionism, and going to Zion." Or, if you prefer irony, "between a group trying to leave the wilderness, and one trying to go into the wilderness." OK, enough … Continue reading The Grasshopper Complex: Part II
Two weekends ago in Las Vegas I snapped this picture outside the Container Park: After exploring the park, I noticed this sign on my way out: The first Bug Build Fact "just outside Zion National Park" caught my attention. (For more info on The Mantis, go here.) Days later, while reading this book, during a recap of the story … Continue reading The Grasshopper Complex: Part I