A Hiatus…and Hostas

Lucy ran out of the empty room into the passage and found the other three. “It’s all right,” she repeated, “I’ve come back.” “What on earth are you talking about, Lucy?” asked Susan “Why,” said Lucy in amazement, “haven’t you all been wondering where I was?” In one of my favorite scenes from the Lion,…

An Impromptu Session

…Because sometimes it’s difficult to summarize a walk with a new friend and her little one, where we enjoyed a classic green, gold, and blue October morning, talked as we walked, and took time to watch our tiny people discover each other and the small patch of earth around them.

Heavens Declare

The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,     their words to the ends…

Welcome home

Crisp mornings, clear golden sunlight, and the prevalence of asters and goldenrod all indicate that autumn is coming into its own. Stepping into this coming season is an awakening and a home-coming: to adventuring outdoors after a long humid summer spent mostly inside; and to a subject and photographic style I enjoy most. Last week,…

But Sparkly

Me: Want to see what a heavily dewed dandelion looks like? Jason: Like a wet cat. Me: …But sparkly! And there, ladies & gentlemen, you have an accurate, if brief, summary of our personalities. – – This morning, gorgeous golden light, paired with a heavy dew over a small valley of wildflowers, made for a beautiful…

Red Leaf (3)

The last in this series (which on reflection would perhaps have been better titled “orange leaf”?). –Just in time for a week that promises a foretaste of fall.

Red Leaf (2)

Sometimes I have a plan for what I want to photograph, and how. Most times, however, I play–holding a leaf up to the light, twirling it,shifting the lens’ focus– until an image appears and an inner “yes, that’s it” answers.

Red Leaf (prima facie)

Besides their amazing use of color and line to convey light and motion, another reason why I appreciate Monet and Van Gogh is the simplicity of the titles they gave to their paintings. “Starry night.” “Water lilies.” So pragmatic and, well, encouraging to a title-challenged person like me. So here you go: the first in…