Wild Summer

My grandfather and friends in 1930. 

Shoot Me

The best toy guns on the market.


Noguchi Bijoux

Katherine Wheeler

Elis Kauppi via Miss Moss
I think one of the reasons I am drawn to jewelry is because it is the closest I can get to capturing the ethereal qualities of nature.  Glimmers of light, movement from the breeze, and strong but elegant forms, as epitomized by the pieces above.


Mystery Remains

I found this skull a few weeks ago when hiking, and have some ideas of what it may be, but am not sure.  Any thoughts?  I will be talking to some experts this weekend, and will post an update then.

Update:  It's a bobcat!  I met with Patty Sun, an educator/naturalist at the Debs Park Audubon Center, and she confirmed it.  I left it with them and hopefully it will be put to good educational use. 


Goat Roast

This past August, my sister in law Marjory asked me to photograph her birthday goat roast in Albuquerque.  Not just the roast, but the goat slaughter as well.  I was a little trepidatious about witnessing the loss of life, but curious enough to partake. 

It was hot and dry out, and flies were numerous.  The slaughter was as kind and respectful as death can be, and the animal quickly turned to meat.  I won't go into too much detail, because Marjory wrote a great article for Modern Farmer about it.  They were kind enough to use some of my photos, and some of the out takes are above. 

How to Roast a Goat, Modern Farmer