Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cloud Fire

More than a thousand words! Last evening's towering clouds in Connecticut were magnificent, alive with shifting orange light and an occasional tinsel-flash of horizontal lightning.

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quote was found in The Harper Book of Quotations, Robert I. Fitzhenry, Ed., HarperPerennial, 1993. Click on image to enlarge.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

He's Got Duende

This wild-eyed fellow dominated a room full of antique dolls in a small museum in Vermont. Mesmerizing ... and a bit unsettling to linger in his mischievous gaze. (Really, just try to avert your eyes.) Some inanimate objects possess a strange, spiky energy. Somehow, this clown projects something demonic, a dark invitation. But there's something comical there, too. I couldn't resist him. He's got soul. He's got duende.

For more about duende, visit this previous post: Duende: Words Both Winged and Quilled.

For more about clowns, visit photographer Stu Jenks' blog entry: The Bozos: Bozo Below Uncompahgre Peak . (Scroll down for more Bozo-themed posts.)

At last I'm back, escaped from computer limbo!