Pas de deux.

  View on Instagram   When the autumn rains start, I spend a lot of time looking down at the ground, looking for droplets on fallen leaves, watching out for slugs and worms. Sometimes I’ll talk myself out of a photograph because it doesn’t seem interesting enough, and then I’ll stop right in theContinue reading “Pas de deux.”

Day 303 of Project 365: Oak leaves.

FunkyPlaid and I, each with our own ailments, managed to shamble around the neighborhood together just before dusk. We got a great preview of some of our neighbors’ Halloween decorations and scuffed our feet in a bunch of oak leaves. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: Faith No More’s cover of “Easy” because IContinue reading “Day 303 of Project 365: Oak leaves.”

Day 272 of Project 365: Autumn in Second Life.

I love autumn in all realities, but until virtual reality can deliver the faintly sweet smell of fallen leaves or their satisfying crunch underfoot, there’s no comparison. Still, it’s picturesque there, and I like to visit. Credits (vaguely left-to-right): Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 4 (clearing) [resized] Trompe Loeil – Garden Bard Abode (no gardens)Continue reading “Day 272 of Project 365: Autumn in Second Life.”

Day 262 of Project 365: Autumn’s arrival.

My favorite podcast, which I know I have mentioned here before, is Judge John Hodgman. In September 7th’s episode “Mommy Nearest”, Judge Hodgman shared this aphorism: “Welcome to how it goes.” He explains that saying it reminds him that “there’s no use complaining or being frustrated with a problem — you’ve just got to decide how to proceed,Continue reading “Day 262 of Project 365: Autumn’s arrival.”