amsterdam, netherlands

This is a special guest contribution from my good friend Jan van der Gaag. A damned fine photographer! In his words:

My old old aunt long long time ago had a small wooden plate on the toilet room door – especially for their boys (my nephews) which stated:

“met scherp oog en vaste hand – pies midden in de pot en niet op de rand”

The English translation reads:

“with sharp eye and firm hand – pee in the middle of the pot and not on the rim … “

Take heed soccer players having trouble hitting target – keep practicing!

Many thanks for your contribution Jan. If anyone else would like to share some of their interesting images I’d love to see them. Please contact me if you do.

a big klutz in sheep’s clothing

Big Klutz in a Sheeps Clothing

edgewood, new mexico

Her name is Hope, a Scottish Deerhound. Sadly she left us much too soon at 7 years of age.

This is how I will always remember her, raw uncoordinated power and energy. A fearsome athlete with a gentle heart. Kind, mischievous and clumsy, she possessed a huge personality that engulfed you in it’s magic the moment she set eyes on you.

She was just a big klutz in sheep’s clothing…

…and I miss her terribly.

here’s looking at you kid

Here's Looking At You

santa barbara, california

Sometimes lady luck helps. I got as close as I could, stuck the camera in the Pelican’s face and took one shot just before he flew off.

matching rorschach’s

matching rorschachs

ventura, california

The Rorschach Test

A man goes to a Psychologist and says, “Doc I got a real problem, I can’t stop thinking about sex.”

The Psychologist says, “Well let’s see what we can find out”, and pulls out his ink blots. “What is this a picture of?” he asks.

The man turns the picture upside down then turns it around and states, “That’s a man and a woman on a bed making love.”

The Psychologist says, “very interesting,” and shows the next picture. “And what is this a picture of?”

The man looks and turns it in different directions and says, “That’s a man and a woman on a bed making love.”

The Psychologists tries again with the third ink blot, and asks the same question, “What is this a picture of?”

The patient again turns it in all directions and replies, “That’s a man and a woman on a bed making love.”

The Psychologist states, “Well, yes, you do seem to be obsessed with sex.”

“Me!?” demands the patient. “You’re the one who keeps showing me the dirty pictures!”

curioser and curioser

Curioser and Curioser

new york city, new york

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass