"My ceiling the sky, my carpet the grass, my music the lowing of herds as they pass; my books are the brooks, my sermons the stones, my parson’s a wolf on a pulpit of bones." — Allen McCanless (cowboy poet), 1885
If you are an Instagram user, I started posting there last year. My address was hacked from a Russian IP and I ended up starting all over. We'll see if I can make it work this time... https://www.instagram.com/paleotool/ I was a skeptic at first because I don't use a phone as a primary platform to … Continue reading Follow on Instagram?
"Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind." Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Heavy words when you think about them. I like nice stuff. I buy good clothes, decent shoes, and drive a new(ish) vehicle. We all like new, … Continue reading Real Comforts
I've added a photo gallery in the sidebar to the right of the main blog feed. I think nearly all these projects have been shared here over the years but this makes for easy viewing. I'll continue to add images and re-post some older work as I get time so please check back feel free … Continue reading Photo Gallery
A rare self-portrait of the Maker responsible all this nonsense... I'll need to make a proper one; more in-focus and with a better mirror next time.
The big sky becomes a beautiful backdrop for sunset over the Llano Estacado.
Playing around while checking trail cams this morning.
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"I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls." Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1854. There is more to visiting than empty talk.
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Build your dream, justify it later...
“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.” Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.
Musicians hitting the road. Vintage photo found on Tumblr HERE. No other information was supplied. Got the guitar, dog, and stove. Let's go...
From her ABOUT Page: Nukshi is a documentary and portrait photographer and an artist living and working in Nottinghamshire. Her sensitivity to situations, culture and people, has allowed her to adapt well to new challenges and environments. She captures her images by getting involved with people, their culture and lifestyle, which motivates her to preserve those times and moments. Knowledge and empathy with … Continue reading Photographer – Nukshi Alice
A while back I came up on a hawk who appeared to have caught something. Then suddenly there was a blur, some thrashing, and here's what I saw when I got to it. In wrestling, we would call that a reversal. Who's the boss now? I decided to break it up for the good of … Continue reading When hunting backfires
15 August 2013, 1827 MT
Some much needed rain this week in central New Mexico...
I have seen photos from this book around the web for a while now. A fair number of "hippie" Brits are living mobile, a difficult thing to do in the U.S. Iain McKell has done a wonderful job of photo-documenting the unique, beautiful, sometime spartan accommodations used by these folks on the move. If I … Continue reading The New Gypsies
I was fortunate enough to see an amazing wildlife battle yesterday evening. It was life at its rawest on the Llano Estacado. I wanted to be an impartial observer but, being human, I stepped in and intervened. I live in a rural area with a lot of wildlife including many raptors and snakes. It is … Continue reading Wildlife Battle
Out with the camera and taking a few plant photos. Here's a couple I like.
I have always liked Photoshop and its associated programs but I truly think the newest version is amazing. This is a panorama of the Blackwater Draw site taken from about 13 photos with vignettes removed, auto-aligned, and smoothed. The original is about six feet long and awaiting printing. Click for a larger verion.
I have returned from Rabbitstick 2009 and will upload some photos of the event. For those who don't know or just stumbled into this page, this event is a gathering of people who are seriously interested in primitive technology. Its a place to learn, teach, and exchange ideas on subjects not easily found elsewhere. Photos … Continue reading Rabbitstick 2009
I took this photo last week. I didn't have a telephoto and I was just shooting some wider overviews. This was mid-afternoon with the sun at her back. Not that dramatic with the world of exciting media but I was glad to get this. I had to walk up on her slowly and hoped to … Continue reading Great Horned Owl
I took this photo about two years ago. It is an amazing and enormous caterpillar on a willow shoot. It was longer than my finger and I think it is a Luna Moth.