People who have near death experiences all talk about a peaceful, euphoric , bright light enveloping them. From the moment we are conceived, we are moving towards that light. This is my heels diggin' in, I don't wanna' go, reluctant journey, into the light. Stephen

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Recently, Around Here

Feel free to use any one of these pics in any way you want. They are my gift to you. I hope you put them in a calendar and make a million bucks. Me and my camera are just a conduit, to move moments in time forward, to now. I hope you like them.

Yeah, it's been a cold winter. Traditionally, we've been the official "hottest city in America."  Not this year. Crossman peak has been snowcapped twice already.  Dang that Al Gore.

But mostly, it's been good. As usual.

The Needles. Oration not needed.

Botannical Phalanx. Tough neighborhood. The day job can be prickly as well.

I should have stayed in school. Then I could have slept in. But then of course I would have missed this on my way down to the work scow. This sunrise was glorious. I don't use "glorious" very often.

This golden shot is from our regional boating safety center. Agua cop shop.

Ok, last one. Goodnight and I hope these gifts end up on a few desktops


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lazarus Redux, Food Channel Version.

Hey earthlings. I have a couple things on here that I like, and don't want to lose the freshness of their original publication. So I haven't hit DELETE.  And that made me feel guilty about not adding any new content. It's been tough around here. Plus, Facebook + Family = Discretionary Cyber Time Eater.  But I have still been eating well.

That's a flank steak, marinated in salsa ranchera, stuffed with sweet onions and tomatoes. I stuffed it after I had charred it on both sides, then went low and slow.  Yum. Speaking of great cuts of beef.........Flat Iron, flat out good.

Feel free at any time to click on these pics and get real hungry, real quick.

WAIT!  That's not fish. Oopsie. Here we go.

Plus, I've been doing a little orchard tending. And juicing. And juicing. And juicing. This is the front gate to the orchard.

Oh yeah, the fruit.

Those puppies are just hanging on, sweetening up. Their cousins, preceded them.

And finally, because I'm sleepy, supper, last night. Good night.