Scuffalong

Clear green water, tulip poplars, sepia photographs, Japan, creeks, metaphors, etymology, hand-lettered signs, holding things in my hands, old things, pocosins, passports, the sound of Portuguese, clean lines, muted colors, pomegranates, Mountain Dew in a can, Mount Olive-brand sour pickles, Havana, country roads, country wisdom, turns of phrase, hot sunshine, Sharpies and Uniballs, gods of the crossroads and protectors of travelers, small groupings of similar things, children on their birthdays, serendipity, ancestors, lists, Polaroid pictures, pedicures, back stories, Sapelo Island, soaking tubs, a hard massage, privet blooming at roadside, sliced ruby-red tomatoes sprinkled with salt, blackberries, wild cherries and hogplums, sensitive singer/songwriters, Orion and the Evening Star, Wikipedia, maps and atlases, nostalgia, New Orleans, slow winks, slow grins, scuppernongs, drawls, the long curve of an inner thigh, the warmth held in the hollow of a neck, a warm palm in the small of my back, the taste of salt on a collarbone, learning, grace.

Jul 7
Along the high road to Taos.

Along the high road to Taos.


The New Mexican. Chimayo NM, Jul 6.

The New Mexican. Chimayo NM, Jul 6.


General store. Chimayo NM, Jul 6.

General store. Chimayo NM, Jul 6.


Jul 6
Extra coolness. Chimayo NM, Jul 5.

Extra coolness. Chimayo NM, Jul 5.


Santuario de Chimayo. Chimayo NM, Jul 5.


Bandelier National Monument NM, Jul 5.

Bandelier National Monument NM, Jul 5.


Los Ojos. Jemez Springs NM, Jul 5.

Los Ojos. Jemez Springs NM, Jul 5.


Welcome. Zia Pueblo NM, Jul 5.

Welcome. Zia Pueblo NM, Jul 5.


Near Cochiti Pueblo NM, Jul 5.

Near Cochiti Pueblo NM, Jul 5.


Drums. Cochiti Pueblo NM, Jul 5.

Drums. Cochiti Pueblo NM, Jul 5.


Kasha-Katuwe NM, Jul 5.

Kasha-Katuwe NM, Jul 5.


Kasha-Katuwe NM, Jul 5.

Kasha-Katuwe NM, Jul 5.


Jul 4
Celebrating the best of this great, flawed place.

Celebrating the best of this great, flawed place.


Good. Meridian MS, July 1.

Good. Meridian MS, July 1.


Hotel L.F. Young Jr. Meridian MS, July 1.

Hotel L.F. Young Jr. Meridian MS, July 1.


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