Posted on December 5, 2013
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see
it whether they want to or not.”
- Georgia O’Keeffe
So, I give this view for you, whether you want it or not. Winter is hard and I really miss the West Texas flowers. So, I may be journeying back to the warmer seasons for a while……stay warm ††† en theos ††† jim
Posted on November 23, 2013
We have a lot of ice and sleet and while it looks like a bit of a winter wonderland. The cold air cuts through my recovering lungs like a razor. So, I am kind of stuck inside with the warmth of a fire and my loving wife.
While looking through images gone past, I found an interesting pair of matching designs from two totally different origins. The one on the left is a New Mexico designed door, and the image on the right is a God designed assassin beetle.
Kind of makes you aware of where the grand sense of design begins. ††† en theos ††† jim
Posted on November 20, 2013
I have been delinquent on my posts lately. Resistance comes at you in many forms. For more than a week, mine came calling with a nagging cough that settled in my chest as bronchitis. My body went into a defensive move of slow motion. I slept away many lost hours. No sense in pining over that. Attempting to gather myself together, to see, find and make some images. I feel as though like I am passing through a zone of limited vision. A slight fog or more likely blowing dust here in the desert. In the mean time, I am pulling from the library of past times.
This lovely door was one of several in a line of small apartments in T or C, New Mexico. The colors warmed by the setting sun reflect such a glow. A nuance of bounty, of simplicity. Warming, giving off a calm amongst the vibrance.
Enjoy what you may see today. ††† en theos ††† jim
Posted on November 17, 2013
In the Southwest Desert, we may not have many trees for our fall colors. But we have chile peppers. This colorful risita found at a street vendor in Hatch NM.
Put some color in your life ††† en theos ††† jimwork
Posted on November 7, 2013
“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.”
― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
Enjoy the view, it’s free! †††en theos ††† jimwork
Posted on November 3, 2013
I very seldom make images of far off vistas. Why is a good question. I think it is a bit like a lot of things in life. In my naivety and lack of focus, I always think it will be so much better when it or I get closer.
Don’t wait for the beauty to get close, it is much closer than you think. ††† en theos ††† jimwork
Posted on November 2, 2013
When I was a photographer at the Dallas Morning News, I was always submitting “picture” stories to the editors. One day one of them told me, that as a photographer my job was to tell the story in one image. A series of photos took up too much space, which was needed for advertising.
I would like to ask that editor today, how did that work out for you ? I am now my own editor and here in West Texas, we have lots of space. Fall is spread as distant as the trees. So here is a little taste of fall, all from my yard.
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day!
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree…
~ Emily Brontë
Find some peace in the midst of a “fall”. ††† en theos ††† jim
Posted on November 1, 2013
Somedays you get wowed twice in one place. This was the view looking opposite the sunset in yesterdays post.
West Texas skies can make you pause, reflect and be wowed. Sometimes more than once.
“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.”
Find you a wow or two today! ††† en theos ††† jimwork
Posted on October 30, 2013
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” Matthew 7:13-14
Thank goodness this road with a wide gate was locked. Plus it looks a little stormy, but even the narrow road is not without storms.
Put on a little Pearl Jam and ride on!
And the wind keeps rollin’
And the sky keeps turning grey
And the sun is set
The sun will rise another day
I have wished for so long…
How I wish for you today
I have wished for so long…
How I wish for you today
Will I walk the long road?
We all walk the long road
FInd the key to your own gate, then ride like hell. Don’t look back because they’re always a gaining on you! ††† en theos ††† jimwork
Posted on October 27, 2013
Got my lazy self out of bed for the sunrise yesterday. Dogs, rabbits, deer, camera and Nina Simone playing in my ears and I’m feeling good.
Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel
Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don’t you know,
Butterflies all havin’ fun, you know what I mean.
Sleep in peace when day is done: that’s what I mean,
And this old world is a new world and a bold world for me…
Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
Scent of the pine, you know how I feel
Yeah, freedom is mine, and I know how I feel..
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me
And I’m feelin’… good.