A Photo for Friday

"Gathering Rain"

Gathering Rain

“Gathering Rain”

February 11, 2024

Pike Road, AL

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. MarkedMan says:

    I have a soft spot for art featuring roadways and paths leading off into the distance. Really anything that implies the potential for a journey or an adventure. Many years ago there was an art flea sale in a park and we got this painting of a lantern sitting on top of some kind of map with an old key on top of it, all on a small wooden table. Warmly lit, earthy. My favorite of everything we own (that is, of the things not painted by my wife!) When I looked him up, the painter had a solo show in some NYC gallery of his then current work, which was hyperrealist full of hard white and shiny surfaces. Amazing, but not my thing. I think he was clearing out his old stuff that wouldn’t attract the people who were buying his current works. So we got what I think is a unique and wonderful work at a literally flea sale price.

  2. @MarkedMan: Very cool!

  3. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    In color, sepia, or b&w, this shot really works!