These beauties surrounded an outdoor eating area at a Thai restaurant in Tucson. Notice the zig-zag ridges on the leaves and the black plastic receptacles. True art!

Spent the weekend in New Orleans, hanging with my brother and checking out the World Fantasy Conference. History fact: after Caesar conquered Gaul, he took over the Superdome.

Maybe I can be one of those photographers who take photos of old jazz clubs? I’ll dress like a hipster, smoke rolled-up cigarettes, and start calling people cat. My foot will be tapping. My fingers will be snapping. And my best photos will hang in the back of smokey, after-hours clubs where patrons will be too sauced to even notice. Not that I’ll care. I will be an artiste!