No Sunrise

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Of course, I don’t mean that literally. The sun did  come up this morning. The resulting light show was very subdued, but it had a power of its own, so it seemed worth capturing. Ordinarily, this gloomy display would urge me into a similar mood. I seem strangely unaffected by it today, though I know that Eunie will complain, “It reminds me of winter.”

After yesterday’s Marathon of babel, my word machine is in recovery mode. Today will be Madang – Ples Bilong Mi  Lite. I ran through a few images from the last week and came up with these. 

As I was driving past the location of the Arcade fire some time ago I snapped this shot:

The remains of the building are gradually disappearing. If left long enough there will be no expense for removing it. Gradually, bit by bit, every scrap of it will be carried off.

If you look just to the right of the remains of the Arcade in the image above, you will see a vacant lot. That is the former location of the Chemcare pharmacy. After the fire, over a period of months, the lot was picked clean. Here is a shot of our old friend Greg O’Keefe looking a bit glum as his workplace goes up in smoke:

We’ll see how long it takes to have two vacant lots in a row.

On Sunday morning I went over to the beautiful grounds of The Madang Lodge and Restaurant to shoot some family portraits for our friends Jimm and Heidi. They have been absent from Madang for a while, so I’m including this shot so that their friends can see that the family is well and enjoying a visit to Madang:

Getting Keyen to pose is not unlike herding cats. In principle it should work, but in practice . . .

While at The Lodge, I got this nice shot of the Finisterre Mountains  across Astrolabe Bay  with the swimming pool in the foreground:

The Lodge is one of my favourite spots to get images of friends. The garden is immaculate and a riot of colours.

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5 Responses to “No Sunrise”

  1. Steven Goodheart Says:

    Hey Amigo. Just coming up briefly for air….I am soooo written out this evening….brain numb…but nearly halfway done…

    I wanted to tell you that reading your “Reflections” post was just the ticket after a long day of looking at my own stuff and writing US history test questions…..Jan, that may be one of your very finest. Really good, deep, and a very wonderful and authentic voice. (I’m leaving this comment here because that post seems to be locked to comments.)

    Thanks for sharing, for your life, for your love of nature, for your humor, for being a true friend across “many waters.”


  2. MadDog Says:

    Steve, glad to hear that you’re making progress and seeing the light at the end of this particular tunnel. Something went haywire with that post. I found that half of it was missing and it was locked to comments. I’ve fixed it now. If it was locked to comments then you may not have seen the end of it. You might want to go back for a second look. The last bit was probably the best. I poured a little soul into that one.

  3. Steven Goodheart Says:

    Hey MadDog, I’ll definitely go back and take a look when I come up for air again.

    Metta “hugs” to you and to Eunie’s dear tummy!


  4. Jamison Hanno Says:

    I love you blog, It’s beautiful. As usual, you are so funny, and I agree with your assessment. After being away for months from the public eye this is how she chooses to be seen. I hope you can understand my message cause my English is not so good and I made mistakes I guess.

  5. MadDog Says:

    I wouldn’t worry too much about your English, Jamison. It’s about as good as mine. Sometimes, I am shocked when I go back to read old posts and see how many mistakes I made.