Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Terrorized Poodles

I'm 60 years old, and it occurs to me that I've never seen a poodle that hasn't been groomed in the weird way that people groom poodles.  If left alone, are they all shaggy?  Dated, "JUL 68"

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Have no idea when or where this photo was taken.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Don't Mess With the Dalbhas

Admit it.  If you ran into this pair on the street, you'd think twice about saying hello.  Written on the back, "Dalbha."  Not the Dalbhas, not Jack and Sadie.  Just "Dalbha."

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sun And Sand

And maybe the sea, too.  I bought this one here, in California, and there aren't that many places along our coastline that don't have some sort of bluff.  There are, however, more than a few flat and sandy spots out in the desert.  I live just north of downtown L.A. and I rarely get to the ocean. The traffic is a pain, and parking expensive.  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Trout Fishing In America

Anyone out there remember the rather strange novel by Richard Brautigan?

Click on the image and bring it up in a larger window to see the nice fly fishing rod in our angler's left hand.  And in his right, a cigar.  I purchased this photo at an antique mall in Pasadena, California, and it makes me wonder if this is what Topanga or Malibu Canyon looked like in, let's say, 1910.  Of course, the picture could have been taken anywhere.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tending Nets

It looks like late nineteenth, early twentieth century, with women readying nets for the two men in the smaller boat.  It's hard to imagine that there was a time when commercial fishermen went to sea in small row boats.  I wonder how many of the women in this photo ended up as widows.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cat Macrame

I got nothin' on this one.  I mean, who takes a picture of something like this?