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Saturday, January 8, 2011 - LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM

Moon on a Stick, Sunrise, Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM, January 30, 2010
Moon on a Stick, Sunrise, Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM, January 30, 2010

If I stand right .... here ....

And hold my camera just .... so .... the moon looks like a lollypop on a stick. How cool is that?

I stumbled on a series of pictures I took of this moonset while looking through my Bosque pictures for some more birds to put up here. I just couldn't resist playing with it. It reminded me of a series of moonset pictures I posted on an earlier version of this website way back in January 2001 , almost exactly ten years ago to the day.

Wow, ten years ago seems like ancient history now - there's been so so much water over the dam since then. I don't think the idea I might someday retire and bop around in an old RV had even occurred to me ten years ago.

Night camp

Site 8 - LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM

Waiting

I remember walking in art galleries, through the nineteenth century: the obsession they had then with harems. Dozens of paintings of harems, fat women lolling on divans,turbans on their heads, or velvet caps, being fanned with peacock tails, a eunich in the background standing guard. Studies of sedentary flesh, painted by men who'd never been there. These pictures were supposed to be erotic, and I thought they were, at the time; but I see now what they were really about. They were paintings about suspended animation; about waiting, about objects not in use. They were paintings about boredom.

The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

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