The moon sits like a silent eye in the sky observing the earth.

Its phases serve as markers of time.

The lunar eclipse reminds us in dramatic and beautiful ways that there are three of us sharing the heavens; the sun, moon, and earth. 

The physical phases of the moon; new, full, waxing, waning, bright, dark, rising, and sitting all serve as visual poetry about life as seen in the cycles of the moon. The reappearance of the moon every night is a reminder about the passage of time and while each day things change there is reassurance in the constancy of the moon. 

Partial Lunar Eclipse of the Full Moon November 19, 2021, as seen from Sarasota, Florida, rendered in Black and White.
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“Blood Moon” of the Partial Lunar Eclipse November 19, 2021
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Full Moon November 19, 2021 also known as the “beaver moon” and “blood moon”. Observed from Sarasota, Florida.

“The Moon is a white strange world, great, white, soft-seeming globe in the night sky, and what she actually communicates to me across space I shall never fully know. But the Moon that pulls the tides, and the Moon that controls the menstrual periods of women, and the Moon that touches the lunatics, she is not the mere dead lump of the astronomist…. When we describe the Moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness.”  D.H. Lawrence, Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D.H. Lawrence. pt.4, 1930  

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Phases of the full moon during a partial lunar eclipse November 19, 2021.

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“Blood Moon” during the partial lunar eclipse.
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Partial lunar eclipse, black and white print.
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Partial Lunar Eclipse “Beaver Moon” aka “Blood Moon”

Phases of the full moon during the partial lunar eclipse of the Beaver Moon aka a Blood Moon, November 19, 2021

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The area of Sagano Japan has a remarkably beautiful calm and peaceful bamboo grove. There is wonderful sound when the wind blows through the bamboo causing it to knock together. Put that together with the sound of rain and your ready for a peaceful nights rest.

Bamboo grove, Sagano, Japan
Bring some calm into your life
Giant bamboo in a grove, Sagano Japan
Daydream your afternoon away. Perhaps one of the best things you can do for yourself.

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Calm and peaceful Japanese landscape

Beautiful peaceful images to bring calm into your living spaces.

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This mission church is one of the oldest churches in America dedicated to San Francisco de Asis. It is an outstanding example of adobe mission architecture. Constructed between 1813 & 1815. Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

The clean lines and earthen materials make it a kindered spirit to modern architecture from the Sarasota School of Architecture. They both integrate the outdoor environment with the architecture using simple materials and clean lines in the design.

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Adobe Architecture

Adobe mission church San Francisco de Assis, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

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Spiral staircase, Shaker Village, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky

Spiral cherry wood staircase, one of a twin. Designed by Michajah Burnett for the Trustee’s house at the Shaker Village, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.

I was commissioned by Nikon to use all their lenses to show each to it’s full creative and technical performance. The 8mm fisheye lens proved to be a challenge because it drew so much attention to the technical characteristic of the circular format. I felt it easily took away from the engaging aesthetics of the subject. That all changed when I came upon this magnificent spiral cherry wood staircase. There was a match between the way the concept of the spiral was formed within the staircase and the format of the fisheye lens. This image is the result.

The image is part of a collection of images I’ve curated illustrating my signature style.

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Spiral Staircase

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A visitor to the great pyramid at Giza in Egypt

The single person descending the Great Pyramid at Giza illustrates how large the pyramid is and how small in the scheme of life we are.

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The Great Pyramid of Giza Egypt

A person descending the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt.

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Last full moon of 2020

2020 ended with a full moon. It joins the sun in giving us a celestial presence that is reassuring, and god knows we can use some reassurance about now.

Natue is always a reliable source to turn to for orientation. So look up, look around, you might find what you’re looking for.

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Sun viewed above the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, Florida

2021 started as it did the day before and as it will tomorrow, with the sun in the sky bringing light, energy and warmth, The presence of the sun offers us stability, continuity, and certainty. That’s good. I’ll take it.

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Celestial Constants Certainty in Uncertain Times

The sun and moon celestial constants in uncertain times

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Poppies, Ordabasy, Kazakhstan
Poppies, Ordabasy, Kazakhstan

Kazakh artists have appropriated the color red as a symbol for the vitality of life in their traditional art for millennia. This field of red poppies is in Ordabasy, Kazakhstan the place where the three major Juz or tribes came together to unify Kazakhstan in 1726 under the leadership of Abulkhair.

Poppies, Ordabasy, Kazakhstan
Poppies, Ordabasy, Kazakhstan

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Poppies the color of life

Field of poppies at the historical site of Ordabasy, Kazakhstan.

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Tulips in the snow, Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Tulips in the snow, Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

While researching for my book The Soul of Kazakhstan in the New York public library, I came across a letter Natalya Sedova, Leon Trotsky’s wife, wrote home while exiled in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She exclaimed about the beauty of a late spring snow blanketing the tulips. I remember thinking, what a remarkable image, I’d love to see that. As good fortune would have it, my apartment was across from where the Trotskys lived. On a spring day in April, I was treated to the same beautiful sight.

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Tulips in the snow

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