Tuesday, March 13, 2018

haiku - middle march

 middle  March
blizzard winds howl ~
a snowball bush blooms


we are having our third nor'easter 
in as many weeks
the birds are anxious for spring
and so am I

Saturday, March 3, 2018

small things

more practice with my macro lens
I am finding it harder than I thought
the first two shots were hand held
I used my tripod for the others 
the canadian goose is about an inch and half tall
our daughter bought it from a street vendor
in Quebec City, while on a class trip


this pair of carvings are also from Quebec
they are about two and a half inches tall 
we bought these just across the border in Armstrong
in the early sevenities

my father in law was a woodworker and basket maker
most of his baskets sets were large
this one is only an inch tall
I think he wanted to see if he could do it, 
you can see he did! 


this shaker box is even smaller
it is just over three quarters of an inch tall
I got a bit closer on this piece

that is it for now
more after I 
finish the Macro for Dummies book
and get more practice

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

old glass

 practice with my new macro lens
can't wait to shoot outdoors with it
The top shot is a bubble glass pitcher from our first anniversary
48 years ago 
the carnival glass chicken is even older

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

winter haiku

cheeky mockingbird
looks up from lunch

when I first came to Maine
the mockingbirds were not here
then, as the climate changed,
they started coming in March and
leaving in the fall
for the past five years, I have been
seeing them here in town, and even in the city of Portland
this,I make noise, clicking sounds or just talking
on this day
he was lunching on rose hips when I got  to the mailbox
my neighbor came to the box and as we talked the mockingbird 
appeared to be listening
so funny!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

frankie and grayson

the photo above was taken 
after a soft and gentle storm
last week
called Frankie
the one behind was taken the morning
after Grayson
quite a difference

I am not much on blizzards,
or bomb cyclones
but I do like the textures they leave behind
how about you?

Saturday, December 30, 2017

new year haiku

another chance to 
keep those resolutions
we had a dusting of snow yesterday
so the yard still looks pretty
this haiga is from 2009
and I am still trying to get it right

fresh snow today~
clean slate

Sunday, December 24, 2017

christmas music

This is an old haiku
from the days when I lived in the country
walked in the woods 
Christmas morning
and sometimes not
the chickadees were always with me

joyful notes resound
chickadees sing overhead
Christmas in the woods

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


I accidentally deleted 255 
photos yesterday from
my blog storage!

Instead of trying to replace them,
I have decided to make a new start.
As one of my good friends says,
live and learn!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

december haiku

we are in to December 
and it is just beginning to feel cold
I am starting to notice 
wintery things
darkness before supper
frosty mornings
and winter birds

a morning walk
finds ice on the pond
snow buntings