Sunday, June 30, 2013

What Is It?

Things are not always what they seem.  This forest of twisty trees is actually a highly edited picture of the pith from a clementine.  

Here it is just as it was extracted from the center of the clementine, and after I had eaten the sections:

Normally we discard such objects without much thought (and I did throw this one in the garbage after photographing it).  When we look closely, though, things – and people – have their own beauty that we may miss if we look away too quickly. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Super Moon Rising

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While I was watching the moon from the upstairs porch, one of the Great Horned Owls who live on the property flew by and landed on the roof.  So for a while we were three: the moon, the owl, and myself.  It was lovely.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dynamic Air

Dynamic Nighttime Air over the Cenacle Parking Lot

This is a photograph—much enhanced—of the Metairie Cenacle parking lot at night.  But whether the depiction is literal or not, doesn't the air sometimes seem alive with mystery?

In my distress I called upon the Lord;
   to my God I cried for help.
From his temple he heard my voice,
   and my cry to him reached his ears.
He rode on a cherub, and flew;
   he came swiftly upon the wings of the wind.
He brought me out into a broad place;
   he delivered me, because he delighted in me. 

(Psalm 18: 6, 10, 19)