You Tell Me

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Rachel NV
August 20, 2016

There was no insignia on this truck, parked in the middle of the desert near Area 51. Maybe it was used to transport alien bodies for dissection?

I Am A Lucky Child

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral
New York City
December 15, 2015

“Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other ‘isms’ grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.”
Roger Ebert

Angel’s Landing

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Zion National Park UT
October 25, 2016

According to the park website, “about 5 people” have died due to falls from Angels Landing in the 100 years since the park was established. About 5? Yeah, maybe last week! This is the most dangerous hike I have ever attempted. Hanging off the side of a cliff by a chain while trying to find a foothold is not my idea of fun.

Only five deaths?

You’ve got to be kidding me.

Come Back, Shane

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Mt. Carmel UT
October 24, 2016

I saw the film “Shane” when I was just a kid. The child actor was Brandon De Wilde. Since that day, I wanted to be him, until I found out he was killed in a car accident when he was only thirty.

The image above reminds me of that film.

 

Best Of Monochromia – The Truth Is Out There

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He’s The Man

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He’s the man because, let’s face it, he’d make an ugly woman!

(Maybe if he shaved?)

Celebration Of Life

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Paiute Child
25TH Annual Southern Paiute Veterans Pow-Wow
November 6, 2016

Since at least 1100 A.D., the Southern Paiute lived across southeastern Nevada and neighboring states. To survive the desert, they drank from springs, hunted wild game and harvested plants.

Today, the Southern Paiutes operate the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. In addition, the Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza with its 2,500-square-foot casino and fireworks store greets visitors on their way to Valley of Fire State Park.

The Moapa Paiutes also are developing the first large-scale solar project on tribal land, which will provide tribal revenue and jobs.

Quoted from the Nevada Indian Territory website

 

Wednesday Morning 3 A. M.

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Las Vegas Design Center  December 3, 2016  6:08 am

Las Vegas Design Center
December 3, 2016
6:08 am

The above image was shot on Saturday morning, 6 am, not Wednesday morning, 3 am. Obviously, I had no title for this image. But I vaguely remembered this Paul Simon song title and thought it would fit. Absolutely no one was around when I took this shot, probably because it was only 36 degrees with about 25 mph winds. And I had no gloves. See what I do for my art? If anyone does think of an appropriate title, please let me know!

“… Yet I know as I gaze
At my young love beside me
The morning is just a few hours away.”

Paul Simon

Two Of Us

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I swear I don’t remember taking this shot. So I can’t tell you where we were. I would guess somewhere on Planet Earth as I don’t think we’ve travelled much further than that lately. And I don’t know if it’s too dark or not as I processed it on my laptop and every time you move, the exposure seems to change. So if it’s too dark- or light- for you, let me know.

Two of us riding nowhere
Spending someone’s
Hard earned pay
You and me Sunday driving
Not arriving
On our way back home
We’re on our way home
We’re on our way home
We’re going home.
Lennon and McCartney

Lucky Man

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Zion Mountain Ranch  Mount Carmel UT  October 24, 2016

Zion Mountain Ranch
Mount Carmel UT
October 24, 2016

“But I know I’m a lucky man

God’s given me a pretty fair hand

Got a house and a piece of land

A few dollars in a coffee can.”

Montgomery Gentry