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when you get old, they take you outside and set you in the sun.

sometimes, they forget the blanket to tuck you in with. you look around  …  tucson remains 650 miles Southwest.

 

1933 Ford Eagle

1933 Ford Eagle Hood Ornament - Fairmount Car Show, Denver

1933 Ford Eagle Hood Ornament – Fairmount Car Show, Denver

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Carcassone Castle

Here are a few more pictures of Carcassone Castle.  First, I’ll do the iPhone shots.  Tomorrow, I’ll do the the Nikon shots.   I played with all of em in Photoshop.  Hope you like it. If you are in a rush, they are all in the Flickr page.  This first one is taken from the castle walls, pointing at the cathedral.

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Repose: RiNo Arts District, Denver

River North Arts District, Denver

River North Arts District, Denver

endless search for enlightenment.

tucson. east, again. the Mission San Xavier del Bac. church on the left. wilderness on the right. in the center at the top of the hill …

Wham! RiNo Arts District, Denver

River North Arts District, Denver

River North Arts District, Denver

Watching: RiNo Art District, Denver

River North Arts District, Denver

River North Arts District, Denver

ghost town II.

Tucson. No, you’re somewhere else this very early morning. The sun scratches at your eyes through your closed lids, and you lift your stunned sleep-grogged head from the steering wheel and discover you’re outside Ira’s Bar in Nara Visa, New Mexico. Fear and disorientation take hold because you don’t remember getting here. You live 650 miles away. Just a ways down the road, relatively speaking, in terms of the vast open spaces of the great Southwest. Distances aren’t so great here. So, take a deep breath, reach over and turn the key, fire up that engine, turn the heater on to wear large holes in the blanket of the cold of dawn clinging to you, and head Southwest for those short 650 miles and stop a little ways down the road, when you reach Tucson, Arizona. It’s going to be okay, there.

collision …

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… in the sky above I-80 in southern Wyoming. From my 2015 trip, re-edited.

Femme Fatale: Street Art, RiNo, Denver

Street art, RiNo District, Denver

Street art, RiNo District, Denver

always in art is #HopeTuesday

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#breathe #takebackourfuture

ghost town I.

Tucson… From there, it’s only about 650 hard miles NE across dry desert and mean hills to Nara Visa, NM (pop. about 112). Nara Visa is only about 100 miles from Tucumcari, NM, which was made famous by Lowell George, founder of Little Feat, in a tune about a hard-driving trucker who’d driven to “Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Tonopah,” and was willing … to keep moving if you gave him enough weed, whites, and wine.. Nara Visa missed being in that song and becoming famous by being right next to Tucumcari,(you know … Tucson to Tucumcari and Nara Visa, Tehachipi to Tonopah) which it wasn’t “right by” by 100 miles. Just missed all that fame by a couple inches on a map, like most of us. This shot is of the SW wall of Ira’s Bar in the center of Nara Visa. Ira’s Bar is closed. Sadness. We will never be able to gather there and hoist a few. It would be so cool if we all did. We’d number more than the people of the town. We’d be our own mobile township.

 

the lonely road home …

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… off Route 395 south of Pendleton, Oregon.

Toulouse, France in iPhone

I took a lot of pictures using my iPhone while I was in Toulouse, France.  I wish I could go back and retake all of these pictures with my Nikon, but this is what I’m stuck with.  Still, some of them ain’t half bad.

 

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Glamour, v2: RiNo Street Art

A slightly different version of the previous shot.

RiNo District, Denver

RiNo District, Denver

Glamour: RiNo Street Art

River North District, Denver

River North District, Denver

trickster.

Amber, my wife, saw this guy in a tree, about 20 feet from our deck out back … beautiful. pale yellow and black. as large as the length of your hand. I took a quick look at the camera setting, and he was gone.

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Craft Brew: Pick 5

Mmmmm. Beeer. Courtesy of Colorado Plus, Crooked Stave, Odyssey Beerworks. and a couple others I can’t make out.

who’s got shotgun?

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a mailbox on Route 305 north of Austin, Nevada …

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