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First Water

March 23, 2017  •  8 Comments


30 degree free fall
Warm skies turn cold
Blue to gray, gray to white

Hailstorm blinds
Muddy water
Speed slowed a restricted flow

Weakened state
Joints ache
Rake claws at drowning leaves

Clouds part
Slivered sunshine
Blue skies peek through

Sun falls
Dusk settles
Gray clouds devour reds and yellows

Darkness covers
spreading waters
A long night lies ahead










Big Red Road Kill

March 22, 2017  •  10 Comments


Murder in the alley
A bloody mess
Dead donut impaled
C# concertina
Stollen wheels
Sad loss for homeless 
Infinite arches
Screened for the fight
Madrid in daylight
Castle and Bar
Dreams cancelled









Mr. Muskrat

March 21, 2017  •  8 Comments


Mr. Muskrat swimming in the clearwater ditch.



Silver Kitty

March 20, 2017  •  24 Comments



Signs of Spring

March 19, 2017  •  12 Comments





Worms Then & Now

March 18, 2017  •  10 Comments

Left to right: Laurie, Ann, Jim, Liz, Leah, Lane circa 1985.


Thirty years ago when I was photographing weddings for a local studio, I was very conscious of "worms" (fingers sticking out over shoulders and from around waistlines) especially when doing group photos. So the Mogfords wanted to to do a family photo with as many "worms" showing as possible. All of the family are in town this weekend, so Ann wanted to recreate the "worms" photo.


Left to right: Laurie, Ann, Jim, Liz, Leah, Lane 2017.

Bicycle Love

March 17, 2017  •  14 Comments


March 16, 2017  •  14 Comments

Civic Plaza. Downtown Albuquerque, NM.


Convention Center. Downtown Albuquerque, NM.

Too Bad

March 15, 2017  •  16 Comments


On cold gray walk
Hot tamales spilled
Cold winter sun
Rays slowly soften
A ride to hitch
Poor unsuspecting sole



π Down, Billy Momo Up

March 14, 2017  •  17 Comments

Sunset for Π day


The sun has set on Π Day. Some people brought in pie, because many people pronounce Π as "pie"; but then the Greeks pronounce Π as "pee", so those who pronounce Π as "pee" should have drank a lot of water for Π day. Or to be bi with Π they could have eaten pie and drank (have drunk for purists) a lot of water. Whatever! It all seems circular to me.

But then there is Bill Momo. Never heard of Billy Momo? Neither had I until they decided to follow my blog on WordPress. I always check out followers to see if their blogs are interesting, and Billy Momo turned out to be a Swedish music group made up of Tomas Juto, Oskar Hovell and a few other musicians. Tomas Juto and Oskar Hovell ran off into the woods, made some music together and emerged from the woods as Billy Momo. You can check out their blog at https://billymomo.wordpress.com

I checked out several of their videos on YouTube and was quite taken with their music. It has a really nice folk/rock sound to it with a good bit of sarcasm. They did a song called "Wishing Ain't No Sin" that was on "Better Call Saul", which is a very good song. If you have a few minutes check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni3riw4Gz7k. One of my favorite videos so far is called "It's Mine". You can see it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwSVidgcPe8.


Sunrise for Billy Momo

Muskrat Speed

March 13, 2017  •  12 Comments


I saw a muskrat at warp speed today
Disturbed the light
Made it fray
Split water streaked by light
Illuminating sparks
On the edge of night


Street Cypher

March 12, 2017  •  6 Comments

At the corner of 4th Street and Central (Old Route 66) in Downtown Albuquerque

Ach Nein! Nine Gnari*

March 11, 2017  •  20 Comments

The black kitty formerly known as Midnight†


We enter the age of Aquarius
Clawing at the cuffs of Heaven
Fluorine feline in the household
A clowder of kitties

Novem gatti
Fruits of the Spirit
Nine worthies, three of each 
But who can say which
Pagans, Christians, Jews?

All piled together
Napping nonagon de gnari
Like the symphonies of Beethoven
Each plays their way
Into our hearts






Vanessa, who gave us Spunk, is a real cat magnet. She's been living in Northern New Mexico for the past year, and in January, she found these three kittens. They were abandoned in fifteen degree weather and eight foot snow drifts piled up on each side of the road. She rescued all three, but she will probably be moving, so we have taken them in.  We now have nine kitties in the house.

*I'm mixing three languages in the title: German, English and Fula. Gnari is said to mean Cat in the Fula language, New Guinea. I'm assuming the "G" is silent.

†While Midnight is a good name for a black cat, we decided that since we have four black cats, he needs a less obvious name. Since he is more mysterious than Marble and Silver, we are waiting to see what name will best suit his personality.

The poem is all about Nine:
Nine is said to be lucky in Aquarius, and nine is believed to symbolize divine completeness. Fluorine is the atomic number nine, a clowder is a group of cats, and there are nine fruits of the Spirit. Jacques de Longuyon wrote “Voeux du Paon”, a popular 14th century romance, where he introduced the “Nine Worthies”— three Pagans, three Christians and three Jews: Hector, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar; King Arthur, Charlemagne, and Godfrey of Bouillon; Joshua, David, and Judas Maccabeus — who were historical, legendary and scriptural figures that characterized the ideals of chivalry in the Middle Ages. A nonagon is a nine sided polygon, and Beethoven wrote nine symphonies.



Dirt, Deals, Surreal

March 10, 2017  •  10 Comments



Seal the deal


Scene behind the screen or painted?




Jake's Space

March 09, 2017  •  14 Comments

Looks like Jake has a new truck sitting "Off Road" in the space reserved for Jake.