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Quite The Happy Pair


My sister and her puppy
Rhyolite, Nevada — October 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F 50 + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

My kid sister, Kate, loves her pup — and Maggie is like a shadow to her, going nearly everywhere Kate does.

Kate has saved Maggie from certain death at least three times — Maggie was going to be put down at the shelter before my sister came to her rescue; Maggie was once struck by a car while being walked on a leash (the idiots in the car did it on purpose; she still has scars down her right side); and Maggie once ate an entire POUND of delicious chocolate fudge that I stupidly left unattended with her in the car while we ate lunch in a nearby restaurant (we had to get her stomach pumped by the vet).

There may have been even more close calls than that, but Maggie is still very much alive today and happy as a clam with her human.  Of all the dogs my sister has loved and had over the years, Maggie is my favorite.

Enjoying Life With My Dearly Beloved


Cindy in the Wind River Range
Green River Lakes, Wyoming — October 2017
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

For nearly 30-years now, Cindy has always been a constant companion to me — through thick and thin, good times and bad — she is my muse and my rock.  She always thinks the best of people and has a positive outlook on life; we share the same sense of humor (everything from corny dad jokes to dark biting commentary); we have many of the same interests, but approach them from different directions — in short, she is the yin to my yang and vice versa.

We don’t go camping as much as we used to, and this past year in particular we were missing desperately needed nature fixes while I’ve been dealing with a lot of medical issues.  However, we did get to see the Green River Lakes region of the Wind River Range in Wyoming last fall, and we were able to enjoy a hike while an early snow was gently drifting down around us — a slice of heaven for our kindred souls.

Here’s to many more such outings in the great outdoors!

Happy B-Day, Kate!


My sister, Kate
Rhyolite, Nevada — October 2016
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

I don’t have many photos of my sister, but this one continues to be my favorite.