Archive for April 29th, 2014

29
Apr
14

Weird Joshua Tree Event: Cremation at Cap Rock

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Joshua Tree Weird Event: Cremation of Graham Parsons at Cap Rock

29
Apr
14

Birding: Finches at Desert Knoll

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I enjoy the presence of birds like in the early morning. But, truth be told I can barely tell the difference between a seagull and a robin. I make the general effort to learn but I am usually caught guessing at best. Still I enjoy their presence unless I am on a lake playing a big fish in B.C. and the dastardly Loon arrives….but that’s another story.

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29
Apr
14

Degrees of Beauty? Shades of Beauty

photography-mojave desert-cactus-beauty-SwittersBThe search is often on to find those beautiful cactus blooms in that harsh environment. Splashes of color in an otherwise grey/green/brown landscape. But, both are beautiful to take in. One little vignette after another with beauty to behold upon closer inspection.

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29
Apr
14

All that sand………….

All that sand, of late, makes me think of water and that, of course, makes me think of fish…big fish, little fish, trout. The strong desert winds are typical of strong winds blowing across the lake or up the river canyons. This parched mind needs to secure ‘the moment’ once again.

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29
Apr
14

Old Gate, Forgotten Back Road

A windy afternoon, a back road on the outskirts of a desert town you pass through in a hurry to somewhere else. The sun is lower and the old gate across the front of the abandoned building glows with rust and oxidized metal. Sand has drifted up against the foundation. Garbage is spread about out back. Old, hand painted signage suggests it was a motorcycle repair shop. But my eye was drawn to the old gate and the ornamentation.

photography--old security gate-desert-SwittersBAn interesting variety of metal work by a welder with a vision for variety. I am often not quite sure why something visually appeals to me. Contrasts? What was then/what is now? Past dreams and ambitions being overtaken by nature? A state of mind to fortify in a harsh, isolation? I just see it, feel it and attempt to capture it.

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29
Apr
14

Macro Habitat

photography-dead cactus-mojave desert-swittersbMojave Desert: From a distance, the ragged scars of toppled cactus look harsh, final. Like open wounds, the still standing Cholla cactus look to be on borrowed time. Up close, the open sores are beautiful, labyrinths of woven fibers. And, a perfect habitat for the smaller creatures, at least temporarily. Macro habitat as it were.

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