Month: June 2017

Happy Birthday…

  … to one of my favorite places on the planet. On this day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed an order granting the Yosemite Valley to the state of California, for “public use, resort, and recreation.” The Yosemite Land Grant of 1864 marked the first time the federal government set aside land specifically for preservation and recreational use. The land wasn’t designated as our first national park until later that same year.

Well… I mean… what can I say…?

  The post before this one was a shot taken from within the Grand Tetons National Park, out in the wilds of the high Wyoming desert… More like dessert, to me… At least, it seemed that way while I was out there… The above gif, on the other hand, was taken in my backyard the other night. It was the most clear and dark I’ve seen this neck of the woods, in the 30 or so years I’ve been living here…

You guys know how this works…

  You produce something… be it poetry/prose, music, art… whatever… that you think you might kinda like show to other people… … a bit… And then you spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to make it better. Obsessing over the details, reliving the decisions that led you to this choice or that… Trying to figure out how to make it a more perfect expression of your inner self…

The beat goes on….

  Ah, HA HA HA HA HA!!!   Sing it with me… “Babe.” (Oboe solo, which kinda sounds like:) Oom, bah bah, Oom bah bah, Oom bah bah, Oom “I got you, babe…” Oom, bah bah, Oom bah bah, Oom bah bah, Oom “I got you babe…”     Woof!!! Some things just don’t age as well as others…           Image found here.