pining for red rocks, dirt roads and Moab


it happens around this time every year…I start thinking about Moab and want to go on a road trip.

It’s one of the best places I’ve ever been to and if you have never been to Moab, then you should remedy that as soon as possible.  It’s stunning!

Photo above made with a cheapie Ansco Pix Panorama camera.  You know the little plastic camera that has an internal mask for the 35mm frame that “fakes it”.  The camera takes pretty cool photos and is small enough to carry in a pocket.  Add a couple of rolls of film and you’re set for a day of hiking.  And since it’s plastic there’s no need to worry about it too much if you drop it.  I bought mine for about 3 dollars in a local thrift store.

saying goodbye to an old friend


This pecan tree had to be removed because it was causing problems with the foundation of the building….

I’ll certainly miss it.  It provided hours of shade for our afternoon “meetings” on the porch while we were at the Fort.  I can’t tell you how many tall tales I’ve heard and told beneath its shade.  It just won’t be the same sittin’ on the porch without the tree being there.

So long old friend, you’ll be missed!