I have so many questions about this jar of pickles. But it’s probably better if I don’t know. Seen at the Capulin General Store in Capulin, NM.

Lunar Eclipse

This photo was taken on May 15 – the night of the eclipse. You can’t really see the eclipse in this picture but I do think it’s a pretty image. Seen near Lake Haviland, north of Durango, CO.

As It Is Remembered


It will be the past
and we’ll live there together.

Not as it was to live
But as it is remembered. 

It will be the past.
We’ll all go back together. 

Everyone we ever loved,
and lost, and must remember.

It will be the past.
And it will last forever.

     ~ Patrick Phillips 

That First Crazy Optimist

For the Bird Singing before Dawn
Poem by Kim Stafford

Some people presume to be hopeful
when there is no evidence for hope,
to be happy when there is no cause.
Let me say now, I’m with them.

In deep darkness on a cold twig
in a dangerous world, one first
little fluff lets out a peep, a warble,
a song—and in a little while, behold:

the first glimmer comes, then a glow
filters through the misty trees,
then the bold sun rises, then
everyone starts bustling about.

And that first crazy optimist, can we
forgive her for thinking, dawn by dawn,
“Hey, I made that happen!
And oh, life is so fine.”