Welcome to my World

Welcome to the domain different--to paraphrase from New Mexico's capital city of Santa Fe which bills itself "The City Different." Perhaps this space is not completely unique but my world shapes what I write as well as many other facets of my life. The four Ds figure prominently but there are many other things as well. Here you will learn what makes me tick, what thrills and inspires me, experiences that impact my life and many other antidotes, vignettes and journal notes that set the paradigm for Dierdre O'Dare and her alter ego Gwynn Morgan and the fiction and poetry they write. I sell nothing here--just share with friends and others who may wander in. There will be pictures, poems, observations, rants on occasion and sometimes even jokes. Welcome to our world!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Seasons Change

With amazing abruptness in many places, but the southwest desert is particularly prone to this. One day it is wet, the monsoon effect still in full possession. Twenty four hours later the humidity has dropped from about 60% to 16%, the sky is cloudless and the wind carries a completely different texture and flavor. Right on schedule with the autumn equinox, we got a change of season! I was ready. Oh, I miss the comfort of moist skin but beyond that, fall is my season and I have loved it most of my life. In Arizona and New Mexico is is just such a wonderful time.

However in the final evening of the summer pattern, we had an amazing sunset with some beautiful clouds and of course I got pictures. It really looked like reflections from an actual fire to me! Here are a few of my favorites from that evening, ending with a sly eye peeking through a dark cloud at me. Enjoy!



  1. Absolutely stunning pictures! Glorious autumn has arrived! :)

  2. These pictures are amazing. Truly stunning. Saw your eye. Wow!!! LOVE it. Also see a dragon head (with eye) in the second picture from the top. The top one, the 'fire curtain' picture, reminds me of the Northern Lights. But in red. Spectacular shots, all of them.

    Mentioned the post with a link on Tartan Ink today. Didn't want anyone to miss this. :)

  3. Beautiful pictures! I see Sue-Ellen's dragon head.

  4. I'm truly in awe. Amazing pictures. I'm so glad Sue Ellen mentioned this. :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L