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Just Enough

Just Enough -- Fort Collins, Colorado"For now, I don't need to know what lies ahead. For now it's enough just to be here."

-- Heather Vogel Frederick

Light can be magic. But it is almost always brief and fleeting. When I find myself in a moment of incredible light I often find myself wishing for the perfect scene and the perfect subject to go with it, and almost always wishing that I was better prepared. But sometimes, all you have is a few seconds and a leaf. And sometimes, just sometimes, that's enough.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Mr. Rico Suave here is much too handsome to eat in my opinion, but on the other hand he also sorta looks like he comes from a super intelligent (or at least super devious) race of imperious alien overlords. ;-) Regardless, I hope you enjoy your day however it comes! Cheers.

Fragile As A Dream

“Nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create."

-- Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Midnight Flame

Fort Collins, Colorado

"If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire."-- Charles Bukowski, Factotum

Whatever You Make Me

I Am Whatever You Make Me -- St. Louis, Missouri
"I am whatever you make me, nothing more. I am your belief in yourself, your dream of what a people may become.... I am the clutch of an idea, and the reasoned purpose of resolution. I am no more than you believe me to be and I am all that you believe I can be. I am whatever you make me, nothing more."
-- Franklin Knight Lane

This was taken in the rotunda of the old St. Louis Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Happy Flag Day! :-)

Backyard Birdseed Bandit

Beauregard The Backyard Birdseed Bandit -- Fort Collins, Colorado

This wily fellow can usually figure out how to get some birdseed no matter how cleverly I protect it for the birds. I have three different types of "squirrel proof" bird feeders, all of which Beauregard has learned to overcome (albeit with some pretty sophisticated gymnastics in some cases). He also gnawed his way through the plastic (thick, hard plastic!) bin where I store the birdseed. In the end, I resigned myself to simply buying extra bird seed and putting some out for Beauregard and company. Except, of course, when I'm in the mood to see some more squirrel antics.

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