This image has been on my About page for years. Before that, as evidenced by the crinkly, thumbtack-bestabbed border of the photograph, it was on my bulletin board for years. It was taken at my first home, 514 Franklin Street, in Connersville, Indiana.
There’s a special place in my heart for this photo, despite the completely incorrect white-balance. Rosie, my beagle, was my boon companion for 10 years. I still remember the moment this was taken, the concrete on this side porch was always cold and slightly damp, I could feel it through my sock-feet, and the sandstony grit under my hands. I’ve got my arm locked around Rosie so she would be forced to look at the camera for the photo.
There were always slugs on the sidewalk.