Sunday, September 30, 2007


Photo copyright 1995 Gazelle

Downtown Boston.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

it's in the air

Photo copyright 1996 Gazelle

Autumn is here in the Pacific Northwest. The cool air and rain is advancing like the sea and misty air in this image...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Photo copyright 1999 Gazelle

Hong Kong boat pilot, with mean sea dog squint.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Photo copyright 1999 Gazelle

Kecak (pronounced: "KEH-chahk”) is a Balinese musical drama based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the performance is awesome to watch. Performed by a circle of numerous performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and throwing up their arms and swaying their bodies, it depicts a battle from the Ramayana where monkeys help Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. Nothing quite like having monkeys do your fighting for you…

See the excellent 1992 film Baraka for stunning visuals and sounds of a Kecak performance. I've heard a sequel to Baraka (titled Samsara) is due out next year.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Photo copyright 1996 Gazelle

Cottage in the Dordogne River Valley, France

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Photo copyright 2001 Gazelle

Talking story in the plaza. Laza, Galicia, Spain

Friday, September 14, 2007

late summer r & r

Mt. Hood, with Serene Lake partly obscured in the foreground. Below, Sherman, enjoying the hike in big time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Photo copyright 1996 Gazelle

San Gabriel Mountains, California

I backpacked with one of my dogs to a small lake in the Cascades last week. It was his first wilderness camping experience and he handled it like a pro - didn't even flinch when I put a doggie pack on him.

I will post a few snaps soon - I doubt they'll do it justice but it sure was a rejuvenating bit of peace and quiet and beauty.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

dried out and sun bleached

Photo copyright 1998 Gazelle

Fallen tree trunk, Sequoia National Forest.

Monday, September 3, 2007

santiago de compostela

Photo copyright 2001 Gazelle

Different cultures seem to each get some things more right than others. The southern European peoples definitely got wine, olives, and style right. Their style extends to their spaces, more commonly the public spaces. Above, an example...