greener on.

so, i've just returned to colorado after a week in the pacific northwest and this has become a sort of catchall, rambling piece.  a bit of reflection and miscellany. lets, for example, take the estes park middle school field trip to CUBoulder.  it's springtime a...

utah. yes please.

i adamantly believe that utah is the prettiest of all the states. rather, the most beautiful. landscape. artemisia tridentata. more rock than you can shake a piñon pine at. barely a stones throw over the border with Lz & al-E. low sun, long road & loving it....

wax poetic.

this is my attempt at an eulogy.  homage to my grandmother.  what gets me is that, as far as i can tell, she has always been there.   she is how we come together.  gathering family, laying foundation.  somehow she is still here and somehow she is not. i dare say that...

santa fe.

decidedly photogenic. doors. blue. sky. blue. just a rig to be admired. tin angels. cathedral basilica of st. francis of assisi. horse. lines. ristras. garlands. eva and lora. mission. overlooking. yarrow. st. francis. love this. perfectly santa...

lora & alan.

there is, in the world of the traveler, couch karma. an exchange of hospitality energetics. the honor of being the host. the honor of being the hostee. the delight of sharing familiar company in surprising locations. there are times when you are the put one- with the...

leaving las cruces.

life springs eternal. the land between las cruces and silver city is that of my favorite variety. high desert. mesas and rocas and creosote. the unabashed blue. the art of subtlety. something i have yet to master. and not to mention the sun (oh. my. love.).over the...

roswell.

no abductions took place during my brief visit to roswell.  none that i know of, anyhow.   i'm not sure how i actually feel about aliens, but their publicist does great...

dear texas:

though i don't always admit it in public, i have a special place in my heart for you. i truly admire your self esteem. if you were england, i would call you brazen, bawdy. believe me, i've seen your wildflowers in the springtime and i like a good tumbleweed as much as...