Brass Rubbings, England, circa 1980s

My friend Jeffrey sent me a package of some art supplies used by his late mother, and included some brass rubbings she made while visiting some churches and cathedrals in England in the early 1980s. The first 4 images and the text portion of the last image are from the Thomas Wilmer memorial brass plaque … Read more

Cards by Cassandre, for Hermès

Cassandre for Hermès - Diamonds

As shared previously, I have an interest in unique vintage playing cards. It’s hard to define my tastes, but I know what I like when I see something! I’ve found a few interesting vintage card designs in recent months and this is one of my favorites. Released in 1948, the cards were designed by famous … Read more

Romance Español

Tejada cards, queen and joker

I’m posting the images of this deck on the occasion of Sheryl’s birthday, and I’ll make no comment about the relation of the first image with reality. The Romance Español dual deck of cards was designed by Carlos Saez de Tejada, the artistic director of the Fournier card company in Spain. They were produced in … Read more

Kanopolis Spillway After Weeks of Rain

Kanopolis Spillway after heavy rains

After weeks of rain, Kanopolis Lake is getting close to capacity. The only time it has had more water was in 1993 and 1951! As a result virtually all roads into the park are closed, making it difficult to capture pictures of the flooding. I got one shot of someone rowing across one of the … Read more

Muertos Mourning Gold

Muertos Mourning Gold - Fractalized Ace of Spades

Playing cards created by Steve Minty feature wonderful unique graphic designs coupled with high quality card stock. They are offered in limited quantities and usually sell out shortly after release. I’ve been fortunate enough to pick up a few decks, and today’s photo essay features the Muertos Mourning Gold deck, one of a series of … Read more

It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Spartan Stadium, April 1979

When Brent joined the band to play, with his bluesy Hammond sound, he really made the crowd go wild! April 22, 1979. Spartan Stadium, San Jose. A Sunday. Early afternoon outdoor concert with the Grateful Dead, introducing new keyboardist Brent Mydland. We had lived in California for almost a year, and had seen two other … Read more

Daffodils Dark and Light

Daffodil Under Light

In a sure sign of spring, Sheryl found some daffodils near the back door. I had a go at taking some pictures of them and ended up with two that I like. One is lit pretty darkly, with only a rim light providing illumination. I call it Daffodil at Night. The second one is fully … Read more

All the Pages Hack Disclosure

Hacked Destination

This site, All the Pages (are my days) was the subject of a recent hack. The problem has been addressed and the site is restored and functioning normally. Sometime between April 6th and April 13th, a zero-day vulnerability in the Yuzo Related Post plugin was exploited (see note below). The result was that visitors to … Read more

On This Day

April 5th, 1974

45 years ago, a journey began. Two (very) young people, against all odds, began a life together. Our marriage was predicted not to last even a year … And today, 45 years later, we’re still having fun together! There are no secrets. Just love. And patience. A bit of luck (but really, the luck was … Read more