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A roll of discarded barbed wire along a dusty road on the Hackleberry Ranch in southern New Mexico.
The historical marker at the Holy Ghost Evangelical Protestant Church in Fredericksburg, Texas
Response to Scarity - grain barrel decorated with a woven Native American belt
Catching the fairy to Coronado Island.
The Posey Gin - the roof lines of the Posey Gin
Apache Dawning - a tiny white bloom on an Apache Plume
Pole Dancer - a caterpillar eating his lunch of wild sunflower on the West Texas prairie
Watching the sky change at the marina.
Full moon shining through the cactus.
Enjoying the view from Chula Vista, Ca.
Mumbai traffic dominated by taxis.
"Sunset City"
As the Sun was setting over my hometown, I captured this image combining American survivors. A 1950's pick up Chevrolet and an earlier architectural structure. Both have seen their days
this picture was take of my grandson while he was just hours old. The sun just hit his little body so right.
Hiking in Glacier Mt. Got some great refections from the snow, and water.
Hiking just to get away. And look at who I saw sun bathing on the rock and enjoying the view. Man after my own heart. (I mean maromt) Can you see Mr. Maromt?
Stuart has watched as so many loved ones have returned to the earth. 

I was baptised in Darwins bathwater he told me Love is the eternal where we are not so"
David was involved in a cycle accident just over 5 months ago.

Asides injuries including a broken upper jaw, broken neck in two places, David was rendered blind from the trauma.

Clinically NLP (
Jimmy and the Jacks.

Jimmys hands, legs and shoulders are permenently in arthritic pain and it's taking longer to do everything. The Jacks are there by his side, there at 4am when he wakes from the
Waiting for a snorkel day trip.
While walking in Chang Mai, Thailand, I noticed this beautiful temple where the monks were resting.
This was my view as I approached Railay, Thailand
Empty beach chairs in Nah Trang, Vietnam
I saw these nuns on their scooter fighting traffic in Saigon, Vietnam
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
"Sunset City" As the Sun was setting over my hometown, I captured this image combining American survivors. A 1950's pick up Chevrolet and an earlier architectural structure. Both have seen their days

"Sunset City" As the Sun was setting over my hometown, I captured this image combining American survivors. A 1950's pick up Chevrolet and an earlier architectural structure. Both have seen their days of glory go by, however they refuse to give in.

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Date Taken: 01.2011
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