The Passing of Mother


My bother called in the early morning to say I needed to come now as mom’s breathing was very shallow.  I was 25 mins away, even though she was unresponsive Bobby said I was coming and to hang on.  She took another breath to wait for me.  When I arrived I kissed her held in my arms & with that she smiled with her eyes closed and took her last breath.  Her sons by her side.

A god awful wail comes from the bottom of my soul on her death as there is special love between a son and his mother.

An Evening at Joshua Tree National Park

While on a trip to CA with my wife Linda I had a chance to spend one late afternoon and evening in Joshua Tree National Park. The park has at least 12 major areas for hiking, camping , and has a land mass of over 1200 sq. miles, covering two deserts – the Mojave and the Colorado.  Needless to say, one afternoon does not do it justice.

Dusk is the magic hour at Joshua Tree.  I used a small Meglite to paint with light – showing a bit of detail in the landscape while exposing for the night sky.  These images were shot with a Sony 7a mirrorless camera. ISO settings were from 50 all the way to 3200 for the night shots.

If thinking about a trip there (I highly recommend) check out the website first!

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