11 September 2007

Fall has Arrived in Billings

For the last two mornings I shiver at 6 am when I take Maggie out "to do her duty." That is MtheD below right, soon after a grooming, which is why she has the neckerchief around her neck. This is the look she has when she is trying to get you to do something, but you have to guess what it is, not too difficult as there are only a few things that are on the mind of a dog it seems to me.

I love this time of year for many reasons. Not only does it seem like the beginning of a new year because of all those years in school I suppose, but we get to wear sweaters which are my favorite pieces of clothing. And you get to layer items of clothing, looking very rugged and western if that is what you want.



And the edges of things appear to be sharper than usual. Maybe it is the position of the sun, lower toward the horizon, that does this, but it makes my photographer eyes light up. The natural world just looks different this time of year, more fat and fecund maybe. Of course, my surroundings then have their effect on me. Even a construction site has a different look to it. See right. Perkins Restaurant in the background.


Tearing down the old Cobb Field hasn't started yet, other than what Time has already done, but it will soon I am told. The new field is already underway, not sure what the new field will be named. The picture on the left in from the corner of 17th and Poly Drive, taken from my car window. I like the colors of autumn too.




Carol and I attended the last game there. We couldn't find a seat, it rained some of the time, and we lost each other in the concession area. Eventually we escaped to Perkins for our usual supper. The picture to the right was taken on Memorial Day a few years ago.

Downtown Billings in the SummerTime

Downtown Billings in the SummerTime
At The BrewPub on Broadway

Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix in the Winter Time

Good Cheese Here

Good Cheese Here
Vermont Cheddar & Minnesota Blue

TAKE TIME FOR PARADISE

TAKE TIME FOR PARADISE
Dehler Park, Billings MT, July 2008 This is what Bart Giamatti recommends for good mental health.

Me and Joan

Me and Joan
Early elderly and middle middle age: We May Know Something You Don't

Mrs America

Mrs America
Fortunately these girls had a good-looking mother

Rimrocks @ Billings MT

Rimrocks @ Billings MT
“In beholding old stones we may feel our anxieties about our achievements–and lack of them–slacken . . . Vast landscapes [and seascapes] can have an anxiety–reducing effect similar to ruins, for they are the representatives of infinite space, as ruins are the representatives of infinite time, against which our weak, short-lived bodies seem no less inconsequential than those of moths or spiders.”—Alain de Botton in Status Anxiety

Easter Sunday at St Patrick's Co-Cathedral

Easter Sunday at St Patrick's Co-Cathedral
12 April 2009

Pleasant Hillside at Hustisford, AKA The Grassy Knoll for you conspiracy buffs

Pleasant Hillside at Hustisford, AKA The Grassy Knoll for you conspiracy buffs
A Lot of Muellers Are Buried Here