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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Snow Line

Our backyard, showing the furthest point the sun shown over the fence after a snow.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Good and Bad Angels

A small painting by Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), which hangs on our living room wall.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow and Schnapps

Sign at a business on McLendon Avenue during the snow/ice event that shut down Atlanta.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Neighborhood in the Snow

This picture is probably very pedestrian to many people, but we don't get much snow here in Atlanta.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Majestic

The Majestic Diner - a 24-hour joint much beloved by musicians, strippers from the nearby Clermont Lounge, and other night people.  Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Taken from Arizona Avenue, Atlanta.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jelly Roll

I'm arranging music for a concert of the compositions of early jazzman Jelly Roll Morton later in the year.  I have two books of scores, but they're so inaccurate that they're not much help.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Big Girl Beauty School

This is on a power pole just a few steps from my house in Atlanta.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Mexican restaurant, Decatur, Georgia

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

So Long, Michael Bell

I discovered the tiny Clarkston, Georgia record store Records Galore about 17 years ago.  I don't remember why I was driving through Clarkston, a suburb of Atlanta, but I was surprised to see a record store, and I stopped, of course.  On that first visit, I found a hard-to-find, long-out-of-print album by avant-garde jazz saxophonist Byard Lancaster for a ridiculously cheap price, and I was hooked.  I have been a regular customer ever since, and have made some fabulous finds there.

My last visit was in November, and the owner, Michael Bell, was looking very unwell.  I wondered if he was not long for the world, and sure enough, he died in December.  I drove by the store today, and it's sitting closed and empty of people, although still full of records and CDs.  It seemed particularly poignant that Mr. Bell's water bottle is still in the window, and that on his last day at the store he must have felt so bad that he forgot to turn the sign from "OPEN" to "CLOSED."  Mr. Bell was pretty taciturn, so we only had brief conversations, but I admired his dedication to recorded music, and I miss him.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dr. King, The Peaceful Warrior

Promo 45 by saxophonist Archie Shepp, playing a beautiful Cal Massey composition.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Iris and Lily

Since these two goats "live" in our garden, their names are Iris and Lily.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Some of improvising guitarist Killick Hinds' pedal array.  He plays barefoot and turns knobs with his toes as he plays.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In the Studio

Mastering the upcoming Edgewood Saxophone Trio CD; Griffing Mastering Studio, Atlanta.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Parking Lot Dog

This dog was totally focused on the anticipation of his master's return.  (And don't worry - it was a cool day.)  Atlanta.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Untying the Gordian Knot

The wall separating our house from the commercial property next door has a decades-old growth of English ivy covering it.  (See my April 17, 2011 post.)  After a heavy rain, a heavy, overgrown mass of the stuff fell off the wall onto our driveway.  Cutting it away was like solving a puzzle - sawing and cutting away strand after strand until something came loose. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


A charitable organization sent me these address labels (and a nickel) to try to get me to contribute.  Really?

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Top Hat

...on a fence post; DeKalb Avenue, Atlanta.

Saturday, January 4, 2014


I don't even know.  Corner of North Avenue and Highland Avenue, Atlanta.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Oakview Drive, Decatur, Georgia.  This stark, windowless building, the biggest from its time period in this neighborhood, fascinates me.  What was it originally?  A commercial building, rather than church, I think.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bare Trees and Rain

...through my car window, Decatur, Georgia.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome to the New Year

Bill Nittler and Roger Ruzow of the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra ringing in the new year at Pallookaville, Avondale Estates, Georgia.