Smith County, Tennessee

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This photo is from my trek between Butler Cemetary and Beverly’s house in Lafayette, where I pulled over to check my directions. I can’t find this on Google Maps, so if any of you know where this is, please let me know!

Beautiful bass playing by Nicholas Walker (much research suggests him?) starting at about 24:30 on Celtic Roots Radio

About the singer: Jayne Demakos

High desert barbed wire fence

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Little Mormon Lake was just a moist depression when we passed by, but the high desert was kind of green from summer rains. Barbed wire fence does the job it’s meant to do: keeps the cattle off the roads and wimpy people like me off the land.

Passiflora Details

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Now you can see why they call it a passion flower.

Gulf Fritillary Butterflies Mating

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Well I hate to say it but our little newly hatched butterfly was barely dried off before another butterfly came along. I guess this explains the profusion of caterpillars on the passion vine.

New Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

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This is a newborn butterfly on my back porch. The underside of their wings are very dark and brown and gold. The top of their wings are mostly bright orange.

Spooky Lucia di Lammermoor Violin Bow Shadow

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The last time we played Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Arizona Opera was in 2007. I stood in my bass-playing spot and surreptitiously took pictures of the people around me in the pit, but Toru caught on and ended up posing for me.

1920 Republican Ad from Needlecraft Magazine

1920 Republican Ad from Needlecraft Magazine

Some fun facts about the 1920 election

Fancy fabrics

I was crazy for crazy quilting in the mid to late nineties, made several jackets and vests, book covers, pillows and coverlets. Here’s the last of my stash of fancy fabrics, all photographed nicely for ebay.

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I’d like to say that I planned this shot but it was mostly an accident. I was going to take a picture of Melanie the cellist on her way to the pit in the Orpheum Theatre. About to press the shutter, I noticed the man behind her, and did not have enough time to refocus.

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