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Sunday, November 20, 2011 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alomogordo NM

Dog Canyon Afternoon, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM, November 20, 2011
Dog Canyon Afternoon, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM, November 20, 2011

When will I learn?

I went out in the late afternoon with the iPhone 4 to see what pictures I might get in the late day light against Dog Canyon and the mountains behind the park. I didn't get anything worth the effort I'm afraid. I never have.

Morning is better facing west across the Tullarosa Basin into a background not cluttered by the fine desert detail of the nearby mountainside to the east. That fine detail doesn't photograph well, especially with the phone.

See what I mean?

Night camp

Site 6 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

Concentrated Space Intensifies Everything

A small, concentrated domestic space intensifies everything. It’s like the fire we live around—move it close together and the flame flares up, spread it apart and the fire goes out. We have always lived in small houses, but this one is the smallest and the best. Here I feel all my loose and wandering thoughts are gathered up and made whole. It is an antidote to a world of distractions. It is a world unto itself. It is almost more myself than I am.’

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