Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Over Memorial Day, Raven and I ran over to Montana for a week....visiting Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer in Helena, and then onto Big Arm and Bigfork around the Flathead Lake, first visiting Sandy and Mike and then Kathy and Stephen.

 The bottom image is Glacier Lake from Apgard. Raven has now been to 6 states, and gone swimming in 2.....

2018 January

Raven and I took a couple of jaunts this spring. The first about a week following New Year's Day, ran down to Nevada to catch some warm weather, and met up with Eric Minuth at Cathedral Gorge - an absolutely great state park on the eastern side of the state.
 Great hiking, immaculate campground - and lots of hares! Boy, do those animals bound - up to twenty feet!





Monday, March 5, 2018

Travels with Chester

 Chester Murphy and I have been taking road trips around the West for the past 5 or 6 years. Several trips to Grand Junction, Durango and the Four Corners area. We also ran up to Canada and over to Oregon.


These are on one of the Southwest trips, through Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges and, of course, the Goosenecks (2016).


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Whoop dee dooo - 12 November 2017

It has been almost three years since I posted anything, and a great deal has changed. Jack Lucido and I finished "Wish You Were Here" (The Robert C. Bishop Story) in 2016, and it was presented at film festivals and at the Western Colorado State University (Gunnison), and the Grand Junction Art Center, where both had an exhibition of RCB's photographs.





Alas, we lost Robert "Bob" Bishop this year at the respectable age of 96. You can view and download the film at Amazon Prime Videos.

Jack is off to new film ventures, and I'm both trying to get an exhibition, film and podcast off the ground - and writing.....
One of the articles I've recently written was about Victor Landweber's American Cameras (1983)http://www.landweber.com/about.htm  and I'm writing an essay about one of his other series:  http://www.landweber.com/Artist%20to%20Artist/index.htm

Many other changes....which I will later write about in an appropriate fashion....



“Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Benjamin Franklin

"If you like it enough today, you can do it again tomorrow." Anon. 



Monday, November 11, 2013


Another interesting year.....punctuated by a 110,000 acre fire around us in mid-August. We got evacuated and, although the fire came within 1/4 mile, 1500 fire fighters did AWESOME work and kept us - and all the Valley - safe. During the evacuation, we threw three cats and the dog into the Sprinter and drove West to a friends' ranch for a few days.



Anton Chekhov (top) and Ava Gardner were just a year old, our two most recent additions to the menagerie.
We knew about a wedding of some friends in mid-September - both families are dear friends. AH, a BREAK! So, we drove down for it....in Boulder, at the height of the floods! FIRE & FLOOD!
October brought a 12 day trip to Oregon, when True North added 2 more states (Oregon & California) to where he has traveled. (He has been in the Pacific - now comes the Atlantic!).

Sunday, December 16, 2012

What a weird year, weather-wise. WAAAY too many fires out West all summer - at one point, we had forty in Idaho alone, and Deb and I were breathing smoke for two weeks in the haze.
But now, the snow has finally started to fall in a serious way. It is still slim here in town (Hailey, southern end of the Wood River Valley), but there is 4 feet on Baldy (Sun Valley) and over 5 feet at Galena Lodge (23 miles north - superb groomed cross-county trails and snowshoe routes - and food).

For your viusal entertainment: Year 4, our annual visitor.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Moving around the West while it is burning

Deb and I got back from a glorious trip to Arkansas - good friends, people who we care about - beautiful country. Hell of a drive from here. Now, everything is burning up around us.

We dodged fires across the West, and came back through an area of Colorado that was smouldering across the ridge.

We got ourselves a 12 state dog now, in True North.