alaska: landscapes and nature

When asked once what she believed in, she had replied with perfect honesty, “The earth.” She did, she believed in its ability to nurture her, to sustain her, to challenge her; she believed in its ability to bury her in the end.– Dana Stabenow, “Midnight Come Again”

worth getting up for in april

Worth getting up for in April: Opening Day; the Orioles’ Opening Day win; this photo of Matt Wieters; the Orioles still being over .500; spring; Phuzz Phest; Wintersleep and Frightened Rabbit on tour together; Fitz and the Tantrums at Haw River Ballroom; the way North Carolina looks like someone turned up the saturation on Photoshop;…


The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. — Dorothea Lange 

all the sweetest winds

holden beach, nc, christmas 2007, originally uploaded by minervacat. i went down to houston and i stopped in san antone i passed up the station for the bus i was trying to find me something but i wasn’t sure just what man i ended up with pockets full of dust so i went on to…

isle of palms, sc, april 2010

isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. trying to be thoughtful in the first brights of dawn (Mary Oliver) i am thinking, or trying to think, about all the imponderables for which we have no answers yet endless interest all the range of our lives and it’s good for the head, no…

isle of palms, south carolina

isle of palms, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. like i miss the ocean when i go to sleep man, it’s gonna break my heart