Etchings in the Sand…

Thoughts and Photos from the Desert…

Monthly Archives: January 2011

Etchings – 1…

Lately I’ve been enjoying editing some of my Arizona photography. I’d like to share a few of them with you.

The first is a photo of the Hassayampa River, a mostly underground river that makes it’s way across the state of Arizona. Most of it underground. Just west of us is a wonderful park that preserves the river in its pristine form – both above and beneath the surface of the desert. There are trees everywhere, enjoying the proximity of good, healthy water.

This photo lends itself to good thoughts and delicate meditation.

Wolf…

After shooting this storm-broken tree trunk, I found a haunting image of a wolf in it. Can you see it?

sleep…

I usually sleep pretty well. Chalk up a B for me on the rating scale; not perfect, but not bad for an octogenarian. Every once in a while, when I have a lot on my mind or am just unusually tired, I will pop a couple of Tylenol PMs to get myself into the proper mood and carry me through the night. This happens – maybe once – every 6 to 8 weeks.

Last night was like that. For some reason, unclear to me, I was a bit anxious, preoccupied, tense. Not in the proper frame of mind for decent sleep. I washed down a couple of those pills and turned in. Slept like a baby! Sure enough, I woke up this morning with a new spring in my step and eager to get about the life of retiree dynamism.

It occurred to me that it would be pretty wonderful if we could sleep like that every night, but without the Tylenol. Oh well. What’s a heaven for?