Since this is a new year,
I am starting over.
I will be posting what I see.
No particular theme or composition.
Just whatever attracts my attention.
The other night, I photographed Big Lucy.
He’s grown into a really big boy since I got him in June.
He and Little Lucy fascinate me.
He shed the skin from one of his back legs.
It fits on my index finger
like those toys we used to call “Chinese Finger Traps”.
The skin looks fragile and rigid, but it is not.
It’s flexible and rather soft.
The connecting pseudo scales look like a woven net to me.
Fantastic natural engineering design!
I reached for the only dark background I could see
on which to photograph the dragon skin.
The address book that has followed me everywhere
since I was maybe thirty years old.
It is very like me to have chosen
one based on its sturdy construction
instead of having chosen a pretty one.
Remember when we bought leather ones with
spirals that actually worked for years?
And the front read “Telephone”?
The addresses are so far out of date that
few are relevant now and some have
unknown cemetery addresses.
Why do I keep it on the kitchen counter in the letter tray?
I have absolutely no idea!