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Spring in California

So, yeah, I enjoyed the rain and now it’s spring.

Love this bank with the exposed root. All the unknown underlying aspects of the world.

Went out to the beach one foggy morn with daughter Georgia, her husband, and their two darling children. The piles of washed up kelp amaze me, so beautifully crafted, for free, discarded, Nature’s bounty.

Awesome heap of seals beside the Santa Cruz dock these days. They wriggle over each other, and “nobody” gets that worked up. Some barking for show, some teeth-baring, but very rarely an actual bite.

Gotta dig that neon Stagnaro’s fish sign. Certain things belong in neon, and one of them is the icon of a fish.

My neighbor Gunnar turned eighty last week and one of the other neighbors gave him a party.

Exciting to go over before hand and see the colored lanterns, and then it was dark and the lanterns were in full play. Party lights.

Markings on cracked asphalt are always an easy photo. Add in a bird and you’re got a composition.

We saw a newt up on a Los Gatos hill, not sure if s/he had slept in this hole or was just hiding in it. Newts, the way they wriggle, always remind me of the way Deadheads dance, repetitively raising the arms and legs.

As for me, I’ve been working on some Transreal Books productions, preparing some of my backlist books for re-release. Editing, proofing, designing. I’ll talk more about this in a few weeks when I launch a new Kickstarter to fund the new editions.

I’ve got a birthday of my own coming up, and I can only hope to emulate the example of the eighty-year-old Gunnar, shown here getting funky and way way down.

3 Responses to “Spring in California”

  1. Tom Fool Says:

    Rudy, you are obviously well known for your writing and your painting work is ascendant. But you *never* fail to amaze me with the quality of your photography. I’m always impressed by the technical merits – excellent exposure, color saturation and sharpness – but the imagery itself is always evocative. Look at those seals. Just look at them!

    I hope you print out some of them and hang them in your home. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  2. Glenn Branca Says:

    Do you have any opinions about the upcoming WWIII in Europe?

  3. womans_voice Says:

    Tom Fool and all

    “…you *never* fail to amaze me with the quality of your photography. I’m always impressed by the technical merits – excellent exposure, color saturation and sharpness – but the imagery itself is always evocative.”

    I’ve been telling him that for years, YEARS. Years! 🙂
    It’s true – his shutter work could (and should) hang in galleries.

    “Look at those seals. Just look at them!”

    I am… and for the first time since Friday I really believe that spring will come.

    THANK YOU, Rudy, for a gorgeous picture, and by the way….

    Happy Last Saturday. :))

    Ps. Good luck with the new book. And enjoy painting. Art is fun. 🙂


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