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Desert Wolf

for my brother Mark

Coyotes’ unbound
sound
cuts clear, triggers
caution,
a chilly disquiet
pursues.
Indigo backdrop reveals
eerie,
gnarled juniper contours
crouched
between sunsets’ scarlet
smear
and jagged canyon
lip.

Coyotes’ whiskers, tickle
tracks
and ravines, an ochre
apparition.
Thin, wind whispered
wails
probe the lonesome
desert.
Coyote raises pointed
muzzle
to swollen Luna and
testifies.

© 2011 lMc

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essence

cool blade pierces pungent melon
seeds flood onto cutting board
we succumb to succulent
full-blown tones of
sunset flesh
sticky
liquid
tendrils
lace
face
fingers
wrists and elbows
light mist of fruit flies
flitting ……. shooting stars!

© lMc

generous geranium

Up close and personal with a favorite of mine. The large windows in my home, along with plenty of sunshine, keep my geraniums blooming all year round.

Mom's Photos 2005.2006 240-003

 

© 2011 lMc

still life with… zulu plant

Zulu

© lMc

This Zulu plant took root in my heart. There’s something life affirming about its crisp, clean, fleshy leaves and ability to tolerate low light and little water.

The stems have  hearty bulbs with hemp-like snaking roots that weave themselves into a tight basket.

Last autumn I repotted it into a massive glass container adding  geodes, crystals, nuts, bolts, Lego’s and small branches. I spent the long winter watching the roots wend their way around each other embracing the  obstacles I placed in their path.

joy ~ caliroe

still life with… moving lines

              Fence Posts with Shadows… Artist: The Sun

© lMc

joy ~ caliroe

still life… under a sky

SKY

I’ve traveled throughout this country and around the world while growing up. One constant besides my family was the sky, moon and stars. I simply knew it was the same sky no matter where I was on earth. The thought was comforting to a little girl.

Thirty years ago  I settled in Colorado my adopted home state and now I know not all skies are alike! Oh, there are absolutely gorgeous skies in fabulous places but I love my big Western sky!

Now when I travel, if I can’t see a huge sky all around I feel claustrophobic.

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Mt. Garfield shrouded in mystery

Arizona sky…  traveling with my daughter years back. It took us twice the time to get where we were going because I kept pulling over and taking photos. Then she took over the driving and I had to shoot with my head halfway out the window ! ( I asked her once if she “could turn around at the next exit and drive past a field of cows again… “the sun’s so perfect?”

“No mom, I couldn’t!”

Utah!

on the road again…                             © lMc

joy ~ caliroe

still life with … experiments in photography

At times it’s challenging to appreciate the delicacy and intricate shapes of the blooms on my Christmas Cactus when I’m so easily distracted by the vibrant red color. That’s why I chose black and white for this shot. It reminds me of a Cockatoo.

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Can Van Gogh forgive me for shooting these ‘Large Sunny Yellow’ Sunflowers in Black and White? I’m beginning to appreciate shape, form, line, shadow and texture over color most of the time. Forgive me Vincent….

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More Sunflowers, smaller this time, peek out of some vines.  © 2011 lMc

joy  ~ caliroe

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