I spent the weekend on the rails with friends. Saturday was wet & windy, but Sunday was much nicer. The motorcar ran well. It was a good end to the season.
Cotton Valley open day
The ceiling fan purrs quietly. The dog snores at my feet. The MacBook warms my lap as the Moon Beam ticks softly next to me. For the first time in ages, I am all caught up. The bills are paid, the invoices are mailed, the laundry is drying. Bags are packed, equipment is loaded for… Continue reading Done.
It's National Blog Posting Month again! I make no guarantees. If your have followed the blog for a long time, you know that I often undertake challenges and leave them unfinished. Last year I kicked off #NaBloPoMo with a shot of the VW bus. This year Beth decided to make it spooky and hand out… Continue reading 2018.11.01 #NaBloPoMo
Detox and other updates
It's been over a month since I announced my latest electronic detox on this blog, so an update is very overdue. As before, it did not take very long for me to realize that my goals were too ambitious. While there was not a panicked flight back to my iPhone, my flip-phone adventure only lasted… Continue reading Detox and other updates
The hum of the refrigerator. The steady drip of snow melting on the roof. The intermittent creak as sunlight warms the bones of the porch. The click of the thermostat on my space heater. No bleeping, dinging, or buzzing phones. No television or YouTube. No scanner, no pager, no IAmResponding alerts. No voices, no footsteps,… Continue reading Saturday
Here I go again…
It's been a long week here at Mosquito Hill. We've had two major storms in less than a week, both of which caused serious disruptions. The MH compound is served by a municipal electric company. The local guys do a great job of maintaining the lines and keeping the lights on; however, there's not much… Continue reading Here I go again…
It’s definitely not Kodachrome…
I spent a bit of time in the darkroom this afternoon, organizing and labeling the film stash. Clockwise from top left: slide films, black and whites, C-41 color, and a few oddballs like chromogenic B/W and infrared. Plus that one random reload in the antique Kodachrome can in the lower left corner. I wish I… Continue reading It’s definitely not Kodachrome…