Asher B. Durand’s Progress 1853 VMFA
“This is indigenous lands. We’re not supposed to have walls here. We never did.”
_Nathan Phillips, January 2019
My wife unexpectedly gave me a GoPro for my birthday in 2016, some favorites from the series……
We are lucky enough to have access to quite a few therapy dogs. The first meeting with this Great Pyrenees I had an instant heart felt emotion I had not felt since the lost of my cat that I had a special bond with for 20 years.
A very helpful book dealing with tragic grief that I happened across.
My tribute for the November 2015 Paris attacks.
A favorite photograph and moment of my life.
“GIVE PEACE A CHANCE”
Laura González, Día de los Muertos, LA MILPA, RVA 2018
“Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth.”
My second metal print……………
Maybe my last planned photograph, for years getting to landscapes was more than therapeutic for me. This summer constant conflict and eyesight have pretty much halted the journey.
My love for seeking out the common raven to photograph was because the deplorable among us were so eager to kill them off through out our history that they can only be found in our remote national parks.
Great Falls was a landscape that took my breath away, very healing feel.
Nickel Bridge 2012
I feel very fortunate for living a life in the cradle of the new world and was once described as such by this historical marker. In some way you have to ask WTF happen?
The Blue Heron Rookery was directly down the hill on the river from the Capitol until 2015. Even though this photo is one of my parlor tricks it’s a great memory of these wonderful birds downtown.
On their current brochure is printed : “This building is, beyond comparison, the finest, the most noble, and the greatest in all America.” _ A Visitor to the Capitol from France, 1796.
My favorite landscape of D.C. taken in 2010.
¡Viva! : ” from Latin vivere “to live.”
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A 2012 photograph of my beloved cat Sweetie we lost last year. I haven’t been able to search out photographs of her because of the grief.