The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Just Another...

...scene with rolls and folds of boulder rock leading your eye to the Sierra.

Just another one of those places I wanted to climb up in but as with so many of the opportunities in the Alabama Hills, I was out there alone and had absolutely no business doing what I once did all the time many years ago.

Just another of that view I had from my front porch.  Look closely and you can see tire marks looping through my front yard.  The nerve of those people!  I gave them the stink eye as I sat there coping with my peace and tranquility interruptus. 

 Just another end of day as darkness slowly fills the Valley of the Alabama Hills.
I believe that is haze from some fires that were currently going on in the Sierras at the time.


  1. The first one looks a bit like the belly of jabba the hut from star wars.

  2. In the second I see a head between the rocks. It looks almost like a baby is being born! Maybe I have a strange imagination.

  3. I think you should quit moaning about being so old and climb up there if you what to.
    One thing I've learned is that if I think I'm old now, I'll look back in a while and think, "I was young then, I thought I was old but I wasn't!"

  4. the first one and your description made me think of a giant lying down who needed to work on his abs. :)

  5. oh, guess s.c. thought the same thing. :)

  6. Very interesting shots. I like them all.

  7. Cool shots! Too bad you were alone or you could have attempted a bit of a climb!

  8. I like all your posts from the Alabama Hills. Great photography, and really interesting. I like the second photo of the rocks in b&w. Very nice!

  9. The first b&w looks like a gorilla in the middle.

  10. Great set of pictures - looks like it may be a touch dry for orchids!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne


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