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Fireworks over GCC.

Happy Fourth of July.
Fireworks over GCC.
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Cactus in the Snow.

Cactus in the Snow.

Some pictures Jenn and I took while driving to Sunset Point and Humboldt, both in Arizona. Yes, it snows in Arizona. :P It even snowed in Phoenix early this morning, I've heard. Click the picture for thumbnails. Pictures 56 through 61 were taken by Jenn.

In Memoriam.

Jennifer Ann Raines
1961-03-11 - 1996-07-27
Steve & Jennie
Jennie Raines, 35, of Phoenix, a medical technologist, died July 27, 1996. She was born in Greenport, N.Y. Survivors include her husband, Steven Joesph, Sean; parents, Carol D. Cooper and Arthur B. Goyette; and grandmothers, Gertrude Ann Dauphinee and Lillian Goyette. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Phoenix, 4027 E. Lincoln Drive. Maryvale Mortuary National Cremation and Burial.

See the dew on the sunflower
And a rose that is fading?
Roses whither away
Like the sunflower.
I yearn to turn my face to the dawn;
I am waiting for the day.

Not a sound from the pavement;
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight.
The withered leaves collect at my feet,
And the wind begins to moan.

All alone in the moonlight.
I can smile at the old days;
I was beautiful then.
I remember the time I knew what happiness was.
Let the memory live again.

Every street lamp
Seems to beat a fatalistic warning.
Someone mutters
And the street lamp gutters,
And soon it will be morning.

I must wait for the sunrise.
I must think of a new life,
And I musn't give in.
When the dawn comes,
Tonight will be a memory too,
And a new day will begin.

Burnt out ends of smoky days.
The stale cold smell of morning.
The street lamp dies; another night is over.
Another day is dawning.

Touch me.
It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun.
If you touch me,
You'll understand what happiness is.

A new day has begun.



Here's a close-up picture of one of Jenn's kitties, Thumbelina. Thumby is really shy, but decided she didn't mind snuggling with me at night. Clicking for the full-size image is recommended, because a lot of detail is lost in the thumbnail.

Pie for Dinner.

Phoenix at Night.


Mili, Muffin, and Lotee Playing.