I have long considered the creative impulse to be a visit-a thing of grace perhaps. Not commanded, owned, so much as awaited, prepared for. A thing, also, of mystery.
Loreena McKennitt


Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

ghost tree

this is an old shot of a maple that I have admired 
for the past 40 plus years
I found out yesterday 
that it is gone
thanks to Google maps
it was beautiful in every season
sad to think that it ended up 
as firewood, 
I guess that is is how life is
the crow is
still around
I am glad to say

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

a hummingbird at my window

an early morning visit from a very small friend

I took these photos from inside the living room
and through the window screen

it was the first time I managed to watch her at
the feeders and flowers

sometimes staying far away is better

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

mockingbird parents

I was doing some trimming at the bottom
of our steep backyard last week.
Lots of mockingbirds live down there.

A pair of them very agitated with my presence.
I shot a few quick photos through a bush
then retreated back uphill.

I couldn't figure out why they were so upset 
until I spotted this baby bird on the
other side of the yard.

The next day, I saw them dive bombing
an innocent groundhog who was just walking through the yard.
I guess I was lucky.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

queen anne's lace in late July

queen anne's lace is in full bloom right now
these photos were taken locally 
over a period of several days
the colors of the background bokeh
come from st john's wort and vetch

some flowers start with pink edges
some have a red dot in the center
all have bees and large black ants 

the plant holding up this five inch blossom 
is almost as tall as I am

the late summer landscape 
I am currently using as my 
desktop photo

Monday, July 18, 2016

two sky watchers

a couple of nights ago
I was out on the deck 
trying out one of the 
scene settings on my 
Nikon D7200 called

as I was working with my camera, 
I noticed a robin standing at the peak of the roof
she seemed to be enjoying the night sky as much as I was
my husband and I had seen 
her there before at sunset
that night,
she was giving out a very high pitched call
every few minutes 
it does make me wonder if
birds and animals relate to
beauty the same way we do
what do you think?

Saturday, July 9, 2016

a memory- a summer afternoon

I remember this afternoon-
the light was already slanted,
the shadows in the woods were dark
as the doe made her way through
the tall grass without noticing me
I was crouched down picking blueberries
in the patch right behind my garden
as usual, my camera was close by
the birch tree is long gone,
it came down in an ice storm
the hayfield is gone, too
houses there now
all that is left of this scene
is my memory,
and this small photo