Saturday, December 22, 2018

Winter Solstice

It was time to change the introductory picture with the change in the season.
Always an interesting day, this solstice stuff.
We now start to have longer light and before we know it,
we will be spring like! :)
Not soon enough for some folks, I am sure.
But our earth friends are resting and we can, too.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Loss of Insects Reported Worldwide

     In a recent article in the Post Gazette's Health & Science section, it was reported that insects have been disappearing at a dramatic pace.  This news is devastating to all world citizens. 

     I love photographing all bugs.  I am sharing some of the different ones I have found out and about.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Photographs of the Week

White Bed 

White Bed, Redux

     During our Labor Day visit at the cabin in Potter County, PA, we exchanged an ancient, metal white bed with a modern day bed with trundle.  I had a lot of help having the bed placed in the field as an art piece.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Photographs of the Week - New Macro Filter


Wine Glass

Last Two Options


     This week in the mail, I received a macro filter that I ordered online for my D90 50 mm lens.  It only cost $5.00 :)  I knew I would not reach the quality of the macro photographs posted by Nanci Goldberg, Tim Fabian and many other of my photography friends, too numerous to list.  I thought it would be fun to just scoot around shooting and seeing what would come of it.  Here are four of them.  I look forward to trying some more macro stuff with and without it.  Have a good week!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Photograph of the Week

Sunlight and Maple Leaves

     I love to photograph sunlight through maple leaves.  The leaves have wonderful shapes and overlaps for uneven light exposure.  
     Wow!  Summer is flying by.  Hope you all are having a fun and restful time.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Photographs Not Expected, But NICE!


Tree Flurry

          It is interesting to review one's phone photos and find some that would usually be deleted, but become favorites.  The above are two of those.  They are not touched. I do not own Photoshop. I LOVE finding these among the others .....

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Photographs for the Week

Bug Light

Reflections and Rings

Stars in the Creek


     Happy 4th of July, 2018!!

     Photos featured are from a trip to the cabin in August.  Every August is spectacular for its light, natural evidence and options.     

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Photographs of the Week



     Last month I visited my cousins in Maine.  I got to explore some new areas with a photographer friend, but some of the best scenes are right before your eyes!  I never tire of photographing this incredible view.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Salon des Refuses - Physique

Red Pepper


     Here in the occasional Salon, I show images of photographs that didn't get in.  I submitted Red Pepper and Posterior to Physique, a figurative exhibition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Society of Artists.  
     The exhibition opens Saturday night at the Panza Gallery and it is sure to be grand!  The openings put on by the Society are always some of the funnest parties I attend all year.  It is a great group of artists/friends celebrating each other no matter if you are in or out.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Photograph of the Week

Lilac at Calvary

When the lilacs bloom, it really is spring!  I think the snow that continued late into April is finally done.  What fun it is to be with my Calvary gardening friends this time of year.  We get to care for the historic grounds and the lovingly donated plants.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Photograph of the Week

Up River in Early Spring
(Watercolor Filter)

Things in Line

     I enjoy photographing the Allegheny River every season at the James Sharp Landing at 13th and Main Streets in Sharpsburg, PA.  Even though it has been a late spring here, I always find a trip there uplifting.  People were there over the last few weekends fishing, feeding the ducks and geese and walking the paths.  Soon kayakers, boaters and day camp attendees will be flocking there!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day and Mother Earth


Cliff Dweller

Tube Top

   I remember the first Earth Day.  I was in high school and the bus I was on passed many of my enlightened teachers walking to school on the side of the road.  Mind you, there are no sidewalks in Fox Chapel, so I looked right down on the top of their very "close to the road" heads.  I suspect that I thought more highly of those I saw walking.
   Since then, I have volunteered to pick up litter in local areas and have generally tried to be kind to our Mother Earth.  Most often, Mother Earth has shown herself to me through trees.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Photographs of the Week

Inspired by Nanci Goldberg, I visited Trillium Trail last weekend.  As Sprinter continues in the Pittsburgh area, it was nice to be out in one of the nature areas I love best.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Photographs of the Week

Back in April, 2007, following our success with our photography endeavor to capture the "Survivors: Trees That Have Survived Against All Odds," Sally Foster and I began a series entitled, "Waterfalls, Run-off and Ripples."  Unfortunately, we didn't get any further than about 150 photographs before spring, gardening and life took over.  The above six photographs are from that series.  You never know - we might be at it again or come up with a new series later in 2018!