On this site, I posted a picture (almost) every day, from December 3, 2010 to December 3, 2011. Only 16 days during that period are without pictures. All but two pictures were taken on the day of the post. Sometimes the daily picture represented the day in a larger way; sometimes it was just a picture. Since I posted so often, some pictures are more interesting than others.

After one year of posting a daily picture, I posted pictures less frequently - whenever I had something worth sharing.

After two years of more casual posting, I decided to once again post a daily (or almost daily) picture in 2014.

I'm not a photographer, and most of these pictures were taken with an inexpensive digital camera. A few were taken with a cellphone camera. Click on any picture for a larger view.

Monday, February 28, 2011


The view from my front porch during a "gully-washer," about 6:00 PM.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Klee Train

Another train picture, kind of. Freight trains are often parked on a siding near my house. The colors of the rectangular freight containers often remind me of the blocks of color in a Klee painting. I haven't quite been able to capture that in a picture, but here's an attempt.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Art Car

More on the car theme, by chance. This one was parked in Woodstock, Georgia.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pipe Orchard

Just before the housing market went bust several years ago, a developer cleared this tract of land near Alpharetta, Georgia, laid out streets, and put in the drainpipes for what were to be the upstairs bathrooms. Then the economy tanked, and this lot has looked like this ever since.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


As far-fetched as it might sound to those in other parts of the country, Spring is beginning to make its presence felt in our yard in Atlanta.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Better Dead Than Mellow

Okay, for the first time since starting this blog, I didn't take any pictures on Tuesday, February 22. I decided to take a picture the next day to represent the 22nd. Since I rehearsed with Darryl Rhoades on Tuesday, I did something my wife had suggested - snapped a picture of an LP I recorded with Darryl back in 1986. My friends can play the game of "Which youthful Man From Glad is Jeff?"

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Trumpet 78

Another 78 picture - a few days ago I found a box of 78's at an antique store. I reached in, and the first record I pulled out was this very nice blues release on the legendary Trumpet label out of Jackson, Mississippi. In the late 1990's, I attended a talk by Lillian McMurry, the feisty owner of Trumpet. 45 years after the label was active, she could still rattle off the catalog numbers of her releases.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Four Horns

It's been a while since I've played a four-horn gig.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Little Five Points, Atlanta, on a nice spring-ish day.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I know that I've posted several train pictures here, and I'll probably post more. I've loved trains since I was a kid, and I live near some tracks. I was in the right place at the right time to catch this locomotive near Decatur, Georgia today.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Old Friend

I haven't played tenor saxophone with any regularity for almost 20 years. I know that I haven't even gotten my old Buffet tenor out of the closet since about five years ago, when I used it on a recording session for Atlanta rocker/comic Darryl Rhoades. Well, I'm rehearsing with Darryl again, and so I've been practicing tenor. I'm surprised about the things that are coming out - I play tenor very differently than my other horns. In any case, I'm having fun.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011


A painting by Black Joe Jackson. This was one of Karen's earliest gifts to me.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sidewalk Love

This sidewalk expression of love caught my eye today; appropriate, since Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Clifton Road, Atlanta.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Atlanta at Night

Taken at 55 miles per hour from the Downtown Connector - the junction of Interstates 75 and 85 that runs through Atlanta. The "V" to the left is The Varsity, the famous drive-in restaurant.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Trolley Barn

The Inman Park Trolley Barn, built in 1889 as a maintenance facility for the Atlanta streetcar system. Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Power Plant

Scherer Power Plant, near Forsyth, Georgia. I took this picture while hiking, geocaching, and eating barbecue in middle Georgia today. I was struck by the contrast between the beauty of Lake Juliette and sight of the power plant; beyond that, I won't editorialize.

Later: In my original post, I called the Scherer plant a nuclear power plant, which I thought it was. I have since learned that it's a coal-fired power plant, despite the smokestacks' resemblance to nuclear cooling towers.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Record Sleeve

When I was twelve and had just taken up the saxophone, my mom brought home a jazz record for me - Budd Johnson's Ya! Ya! on the Argo label - because it had a picture of Johnson and his saxophone on the cover. I was disappointed; I would have rather had a rock record at the time. But I listened to the album and enjoyed it, and pored over the inner sleeve, which was covered with pictures of other Argo albums. These fascinated me. I didn't know many of the names, but they seemed "important," and it turns out that many them were important in the jazz world. In any case, I knew that I wanted to hear as much of this music as possible. I now have (on LP or CD) over a fourth of the albums pictured here, plus many from the other side of the sleeve.

Jazz lovers should click to enlarge the picture - see how many of these you have.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Back in the Saddle...

...for a couple of days. I spent eight hours today and yesterday working with three saxophone sections from Northview H. S. in Alpharetta, Georgia. They were all nice kids, and I enjoyed myself.

Friday, February 4, 2011


A wall quilt made by my very talented wife, 2007.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Expensive Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, we had a major, nasty plumbing emergency. It took all day to repair, and was, of course, very expensive. Today the plumbing company send us a dozen cookies. I decline to tell you how much each cookie cost us.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How I Spent My Day

Ten bags of weeds, vines, sticks, and leaves from the backyard of a relative's house. He's overseas, and I'm only two hours away. So....