September 2012

POTD: Backscratcher

Backscratcher Madison River, Montana 2012

I used to think backscratchers were a curious novelty. Now I have several strategically placed around the house–must be a result of spending so many years in an arid climate. If I had a neck and a beak like a pelican though I wouldn’t have the need. What a reach they have.]]>

POTD: Waking Up

Waking Up Madison River, Montana 2012

After roosting on some small boulders in the river for the night, these pelicans seemed to be slowly waking up and getting ready for a day of fishing on the river.]]>

POTD: The Geography of Survival #5

The Geography of Survival #5 Bozeman, Montana 2012

I wasn’t sure that this photo belonged in the Geography of Survival series because this tree is no longer surviving. But I decided it does belong, in sort of a past-tense kind of context.]]>

POTD: No Show

No Show Salt Lake City, Utah 2012

This little art deco building was an architectural gem in the middle of a design wasteland–a neighborhood of prefab and nondescript warehouse and related industrial buildings.]]>

POTD: Monkeyshine

Monkeyshine Helena, Montana 2012

A wall mural in Helena. For some reason the red fire alarm bell seems to add to rather than distract from the composition.]]>

POTD: Kaleidocrow

Kaleidocrow Bozeman, Montana 2012

The result of trying to keep busy working through the discomfort (aka pain) of heart surgery. Some might suspect I’m actually working through the drugs they gave me for the pain, but this particular effort anyway was pretty much only as drug-inspired as acetaminophen and ibuprofen can get you. The relevance of the resulting shape wasn’t planned but is certainly appropriate.]]>

POTD: Building Blocks

Building Blocks Salt Lake City, Utah 2012

I was surprised to find a working grain elevator right downtown in Salt Lake City. One of the employees told me it had been there since sometime around 1920, so I imagine back then it was in a more typical setting for an elevator.]]>

POTD: The Geography of Survival #4

The Geography of Survival #4 Bozeman, Montana 2012

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. –Samuel Ullman]]>