Lessons From The Trail

Don’t Rush


People are always in a hurry. In fact, I would suggest this is more common today than ever. Impatience is a sickness and people can’t wait to be somewhere else – anywhere other than their present location. In many instances, this may be inconsequential. However, patience can be very important in an unfamiliar environment.

Case in point: my Adventure At Paine Creek. During a grueling 7 hour hike on a mountain in near 90-degree temperatures, and without a trail – only my ears to listen for running water through the forest, below – I was struggling to make headway. Frustrated with my pace, constantly having to stop and untangle myself from vines, plants and trees, legs bleeding from cuts…there was a temptation to recklessly plow my way through the foliage – to get out as fast as I could!

But, understanding that such behavior would increase the likelihood of injury, I chose instead to remind myself to slow down and exercise caution. As it turned out, doing so provided me with an opportunity on two occasions to observe high rock ledges hidden behind bushes – use your time wisely.

Time Together

Inspired by the writing of a friend: poem of husband & wife over time –


It seemed like magic when we met
Emotions we would share
On the table was everything
And with each word was care

To matters of health and sickness
In wealth or poverty
Each felt until death do us part
Was how it had to be

To work things through with compromise
And talk into the night
So when the morning sunlight came
Our time, again, was right

Time sure flies when you’re having fun
Sharing respect and love
By motto of two lives well lived
Our blessing from above


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Twenty 21

Typographic Design


This geometric image features an offset typographic display with texture, and a limited color palette. It’s available in my shop on a variety of interesting products, ranging from apparel to home decor and accessories. Stop by today and see what you can find!

Another Year, Already?

Good Morning 🌞

Living in the Eastern Time Zone, USA, with a birthday this year on the day after the time change for daylight savings…

Yesterday I lost an hour,
And today I gained a year.
But what about tomorrow?
Time will tell – to make it clear.

57 · 57 · 57 · 57 · 57 · 57 · 57 · 57

Famous Quote

This morning, I visited the web site of a wonderful writer and friend, Lola Garcia de Silva, where she shared this historical quote by a German poet and novelist…

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sequence of Time

Enjoy your time looking at this modified collection of watches. Beginning with a photograph of chaotic, randomly dispersed timepieces, I used Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo to establish an aesthetic configuration of vintage, metallic shapes. Available in my shops at Redbubble, Society 6 and Fine Art America.

Here are a few sample products…

Stepping Back

It’s like I’m outside at a circus, looking through a dirty glass window, watching all the kids having fun inside…

Climbing tall ladders to reach high wires. Pulling a lion’s tail. Stepping on the oversized shoes of clowns.

In time, I turned back to pass between bended fence posts and begin my journey home – 10,000 steps.

PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.

Days of The Week

Sunday. Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Repeat. Good for everyday of the week, this black and white graphic design features the Droste Effect, and is available on cool stuff in my online shops at Redbubble, Society 6 and Pixels.

A Poem

Keep On Moving…

Her eyes look right through me
As if I wasn’t there
It’s not the way it was
In fact, she used to care

But times have changed, today
More folks have come along
No longer a bright light
She’s found another song

I guess that I should go
To find a pretty face
Another girl to meet
And welcome to my space

Be grateful to share smiles
And break bread together
Write poems and laugh anew
Nothing lasts forever

It sure would be nice, though.


Modified photo from unsplash.com.

Reflection of Sand

Based on a photograph taken several years ago on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, this stylized mirror image rendition highlights an interesting symmetry in underlying sands, as the tide receded. Visit my galleries for more…

Footprints In The Sand

Water rises and drains back again into the ocean during low tide, as footprints along the beach of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, fade into reflection. Visit the following galleries for prints and more –

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