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Cowboy at Dusk

Cowboy at Dusk, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Alone on the range with just his dog, he watches as the long, hot day wanes to dusk. There’s no other life for a young cowpuncher. Near Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Bareback Boy

Jon Luse, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. New Mexico’s number one bareback bronc rider, Jon Luse, takes a minute to pose for me at The Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Mr. Luse was kind enough to take the time to give me some suggestions on where I might keep three horses in Tucumcari when […]

Cigar Girl

Cigar Girl, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. so smart so quick-witted so organized with such a good eye for what looks good that you just wish she could be your wife.

In Memory

In Memory, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. This photo was taken by my grandfather in Princeton, New Jersey (circa 1968) when I was three and my brother was five. I adored and idolized my brother then, just as I would for his remaining 19 years. My grandfather was a tall and imposing presence; a taciturn classics […]

Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Drag Racers

Don’t Let All Your Babies Grow Up To Be Drag Racers, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Even though he could name all of the cars after the first tour, he insisted on going a second time. And a third, fourth and fifth. Finally we told him a few little white lies. Such as: “Today they’re only […]

Breakfast Doesn’t Get Any Weirder Than This

Um, I Don’t Remember Inviting a Daschund For Breakfast, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Windsong (a 5 week old Welara foal) is pretty sure that he did not send a written invitation to Taz (a ten year old, 12 pound miniature Dashund) to join him for breakfast. But Taz is as relentless as The Mad Hatter […]

Through the Veils of Time

Through the Veils, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Looking through banners at the new athletic facility at my alma mater, the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Immediately in front is an upper level track, and below is the first of double basketball courts. This state-of-the-art building came into existence after my graduation 25 years ago. […]

Gonna Go Drivin’

one horse open sleigh, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. I love this old sleigh that wiles away the hours on the expansive porch of The Old Tavern in Grafton Village. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at carts, sleighs and buggies lately as my next project will be to teach my Canadian Cheval mare to […]

Emergency Room

Emergency Room, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Hospitals are lonely places. Isolating places. To me they also have a definite scent: of disinfectant, disease and death. And even worse: institutional indifference. My experience of hospitals has been one of alienation and repression, of weightiness. The only notable exception is a particularly beautiful specimen of architectural elegance […]

Love Is

This photo, now well over 20 years old, remains a favorite of my younger sister and me. It was taken around Christmas time at a clothing shop in Kentville, Nova Scotia, a few miles from the town where we grew up. It is no accident that the photographer was our older brother, whose playful sense […]