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, February 28, 2014

Edgewood Suite

A new three-part suite for the Edgewood Saxophone Trio.  The inspiration came after I learned that the great jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams was born in Edgewood, formerly a suburb of Atlanta.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Something you don't see every day - the setup before a performance by the Nakatani Gong Orchestra; Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


My family moved to Alpharetta, Georgia when I was twelve.  It's a sprawling suburb now, but it was a small town then.  The nearby unincorporated community of Crabapple was even smaller - just a crossroads.  There was a beautiful farm there, with these three silos.  Crabapple doesn't really exist any more, and the farm is long gone, but the silos are still there, in a small park.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Darryl Rhoades in the Studio

Legendary Atlanta songwriter/comedian Darryl Rhoades and Jimmy Cobb recording vocals; 800 East Studio, Atlanta.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

"Race Entertainment"

In addition to being a record collector, I also collect old record catalogs.  Today I found a 1943 Victor/Bluebird catalog in an antique store, and was surprised to find this ridiculously offensive image at the beginning of the section devoted to "race records" - records recorded for and marketed to African-Americans.

For many years the record business had no idea how to market its product to black record buyers; "race music" advertisements from the 1920s and early 30s were rife with insulting caricatures like this.  But this catalog is from 1943.  At a time when black Americans were fighting and dying in World War II, how in the world could RCA Victor think that African-Americans would see this image and feel good about buying Victor records?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Pullman Yards, an old railroad maintenance facility near my house, is often used as a set for movies.  Filming is going on there and at the businesses beside and behind my house now. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Black, Brown and Beige

The cardboard cover for Duke Ellington's 1945 studio recording of excerpts from his massive suite Black, Brown and Beige - two 12" 78s.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bendy Man

I'm not sure which marketing executive first decided that a huge, fan-driven bendy man would make people say, "I want to shop here."  This one was in Decatur, Georgia.

Friday, February 14, 2014

An American Tradition

Why, I don't know.  Hutchinson Street, Atlanta.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Remus Mir No. 9

A storefront Kemetic temple in Decatur, Georgia.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Grocery Store Line

In anticipation of a snow/ice storm, so many folks went to this grocery store in Decatur, Georgia that the line to check out snaked around to the back of the store.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bass Saxophone

...hanging in my sax repairman's shop.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Moreland Avenue Mural

On the border between the Reynoldstown and Edgewood neighborhoods, Atlanta.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Music Shop Retablo

...created by Peruvian/American artist Nicario Jimenez.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Atlanta Fog

Fog hides the top of Atlanta's downtown.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Plastic Food the foyer of a Chinese restaurant, Decatur, Georgia.