MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST

  • Sometimes you just can’t forget..the people,the special places .! They capture your heart and claim a part that lives forever in memory.
  • I came upon these images today while editing my website and WOW !!! Those days came flooding back to me!
  • from ZTE 016This is Lobo,Texas on my little ranch. I love that placed and I needed that place.I needed the solitude and the beauty of the quiet desert. Oh,I heard the voices of nature out there! I heard the lonely cry of the coyotes in the evenings and the rustle of the mesquite. I listened to the music of the wind winding it’s way through the Van Horn Mountains……and it healed my soul ! I was lost and wounded when I moved to this place.
  • I lost someone so dear to me that I no longer saw the beauty in this life! My 36 year old brother died horribly and even though it was several years ago it dug into my soul like a sharp dark knife…and it kept digging deeper and deeper until I became numb to the pain and numb to life!
  • Being alone out there in that big sky country you get the feeling that you can reach right up and touch those clouds floating by and at night you could steal a star or two,maybe even the moon —it is right there for you!!
  • I watched the birds and the range horses,the cattle and even the strange little bugs  — they seemed happy and content with thier lot in life!!!

They don’t worry-they carry on no matter what kind of challenge is thrown at them!

  • I borrowed thier courage!! And I learned from them.
  • I found my connection again -nature heals because we are all one with her!!
  • That was 4 years ago. I moved to Tucson,Arizona near my son Mike and now celebrating Christmas with the family is the joy in my life!!!
  • Merry Christmas to All !!!
  • from ZTE 015from ZTE 017

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Sometimes the Past says”Hi There!”

Saguaro National Park AZ.

 

Desert dwellers know that the sand and the cactus and the mountains with mesquite trees growing right out of the rocks hides secret places!
Follow an old overgrown trail,they twist and turn,up a hill, down to a wash and up the hill again.They really are cow paths from long ago!I imagine the cowboy with the brim of his hat wet with sweat out there looking for those wandering “doggies”.
Out there where the silence is your hiking pal all kinds of things can be found!
I love this old stone house!It stands there silent but has so much to tell!

 

 

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Hiking along the Schoolhouse Trail.

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This old stonehouse is about 1/2 way along the easy but rocky trail.
The Stonehouse Trail is in the Saguaro National Park in a section that is not often used.
Trailheads are located off of Ajo Way before the Mission Road intersection.in Tucson,AZ.

At the end of the trail you will find this old foundation...

At the end of the trail you will find this old foundation…

The Century Plant

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The Century Plant.
Here it is just growing it’s stalk.The blooms will be several feet higher at the very top once the stalk reaches full height..kinda like umbrella shapes.
It only blooms once every hundred years or so…once it blooms….it dies.
I will be back to show you pix of all its’ glory!!

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Me and My Shadow

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Me and my shadow, the little shadow is my fuzz baby “Seven”.
He is a 3 year old Wheaton Soft Coated Terrier…a very happy boy!
He loves to make shadows on our hikes…sometimes he barks at them and tries to run away from them and has an outright dog fight with them !!!
I always tell him,”Good boy,You kicked their butts again!””
Shhh!…He thinks he is Mr Mighty-Mighty !!
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Vest Pocket Kodak – Sycamore Gap

Simon Howlett Photography

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Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall shot with a vintage (1914) Vest Pocket Kodak loaded with Efke 100 film. Will be taking two Vest Pocket Kodaks out to France/Belgium this year to photograph the Somme, Ypres and Arras landscape. Hope to visit Paris as well and photograph the city at night with a digital SLR.

I’m very pleased with the photos this camera has produced, especially considering it has just turned 101! Film was developed with Rodinal 1+25, 6 minutes. Negatives scanned and then processed in Lightroom.

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Vest Pocket Kodak.

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