Saturday, November 14, 2009


Although pets were not allowed at Leisure Life, there was always plenty of wildlife. It was common to see rabbits, skunks, raccoons, lizards, coyotes, owls, ducks, squirrels, hawks, and always plenty of crows out and about the landscape.

Community Dumpster

Every day the contents of different homes would fill the dumpsters. Scavengers would also show up on a daily basis to collect anything that was saleable, or the least bit usable. However, what we really needed around there were a few anthropologists.

Chair and Clothesline

One of the great civilizing elements at the apartments were the outdoor clotheslines adjacent to the community laundry rooms. When these began to fall into disrepair it was a sign that the end was near.

Bird and Foil

Every Spring birds would try to build nests in the eaves of my patio. If I would try to be a nice guy and leave them alone, first of all, they would deposit bird crap all over the place. You've got to do some serious scraping to clean that shit up. Then, in the summer after the offspring had grown up enough to vacate the nest they'd leave behind communities of hungry fleas- I would wind up extravagantly flea bit. So, I tried to discourage the nest building. I heard somewhere that birds, for some reason, did not like being around tin foil, and so installed tin foil up in the eaves- which the birds then squeezed in behind to make their nests.

Bird's nests are amazing constructions if you ever get a chance to closely inspect one.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Beautiful light filtering through the suburban canopy.


If you hadn't noticed, there were many trees on the grounds at Leisure Life Apartments. Many, many trees.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Untitled Photo of Hand Drawn Arrows

I have no explanation for this sign with two arrows drawn on it. It was laying on the ground pointing at nothing in particular.