Random Photo

fungi on tree stump

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Random Photo: 52900 LBS. MAX GROSS

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

I dote upon graffiti art in general, and railcar graffiti in particular. I’m lucky enough to live a few blocks from a fairly busy railroad line, and if I ride my bicycle along the avenue that parallels the tracks, or walk along them, a train will usually come rattle-clank by. Alas, the crews are not allowed to sound the horn in this residential neighborhood, so that instrument is subtracted from the music. I miss the horns particularly at night.

The trains are often travelling pretty fast, so it is basically dumb luck that I get a usable image of a graf I like enough to tweak. I hold up the iPhone and hold down the shutter button as the train goes by, and end up, typically, with a 150+ images. I upload to the laptop, and glean.

Bonus image:

rail graf max gross per unit faces

Random Photo

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Random Photo: Beautiful Ruins

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A photo a day keep the Doctor in play.

Have you ever looked at building and thought, it will look better as a ruin? That’s what I think about sunflowers in summer. Sunflowers are better as ruins in fall.

Bonus selfie, July 2011. In summer glory.

sunflower gnome

Random Photo: Beautiful Cliche

autumn cliche

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Dead leaf on mums
glistening with rain
Autumn weeps
beautiful cliche

Steal This Meme: Werner Herzog Inspires

2432621aWerner Herzog,                                                                             photograph by David Sandison


I haven’t posted a Werner Herzog Inspires meme since April. Halloween seems a proper day to begin again dispensing the fine derangement of epitaphs of tripping from the oracular tongue of my Bavarian muse.

the rivers continue to flow without us

Since the Werner Herzog Inspirationals Tumblr is not posting new memes, I’m creatingmy own, and as Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, puts it, “The stupidest possible creative act is still a creative act.” Words to live by in the latter days of the Internet Age. Steal this meme.


Random Photo: The Spiked Chambers

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

The spiked chambers of my heart
open to October air.
What stars are caught by night?

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