Muttering Retreats

Trouvailles and Memoires from wanderings past, present, and future


Travel trouvailles, travelogues, and photography from my various wanderings. All stories are true as I (and my occasional guests) remember them.

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Experiments in light, shadow, and street photography. Includes the occasional narrative about seeing the world through the perspective of the lens.

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Poetry, philosophical rambling, and other contemplations. Every blogger needs an “it’s my blog and I’ll write what I want to” category, and this is mine.

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Da Capo al Coda

The kittens went back to the shelter today, to get ready to be offered to the public for adoption. Our mission — to get them fattened up a la Hansel & Gretel — was deemed a success, with extra credit points for surrounding them with love and attention so they’re primed and ready for theirContinue reading “Da Capo al Coda”

Cheshire Cat

And how do you know that you’re mad? “To begin with,” said the Cat, “a dog’s not mad. You grant that?” I suppose so, said Alice. “Well then,” the Cat went on, “you see a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags its tail when it’s pleased. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wagContinue reading “Cheshire Cat”

View from the Other Kitten

Not the shot I was going for, but one of my favorites from this session. Photography is weird — especially when you don’t fully understand what you’re doing. Shot on Google Pixel 3, ƒ/1.8, 1/30, 4.44mm, ISO 1176, black and white filter.


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