You may notice that my photography leans towards outdoors settings. The gardens and woods around the condo. I don’t have to travel far for that, something I appreciate. My love of nature contrasts with my lifelong work in tech. Nature renews itself each year in seasons of dormancy and growth. Tech expands in capitalist cycles… Continue reading Enough?
We stayed at Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park for a few days back then. They burned this fire on the grounds of the lodge one night while we were there. I think fire is a great subject for photography. Light captured by a tool made to capture light.
Sometimes it is best to be patient. Be careful out there.
Outdoor temperatures are dropping. Winter is a month away but folks who go somewhere south for the season have already hit the road. We stay put. She had the kids help her with putting out winter decorations in the yard yesterday. I heard that more than two inches of snow was on the ground northeast… Continue reading Follow the path
The weekend after Thanksgiving. We hosted the family Thanksgiving dinner as she has for each of the eleven years that we have been here at the condo. There were twenty-six of us here this year. It comes and goes in a blur to me actually. So much to do to get ready for and then… Continue reading Spinning top
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The lights are synchronized to recordings of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra playing popular holiday music. Lights race up and down the yard. Globes and trees shine on and off. Colors change. All in beat to the music. It’s a wonderful thing to see and hear. Looking at just one picture you might not know about… Continue reading The Lilly house
Winterlights display at Newfields last night. We have children who amaze us with their thoughtfulness and generosity. They took us to see the sights and sounds of this magical display. It was cold with a slight mist, almost snow, perfect weather for walking the garden of lights. So nice. On the way home we drove… Continue reading Tree of blue
Brand new monarch. Maybe thirty minutes after emerging from its chrysalis. It moves its wings slowly, letting them grow and stretch in the sunlight. They’ll get nicked and cut as she goes about life, but they’re perfect now. A new life. A month prior there was a different life. One that crawled along the milkweed… Continue reading The Monarch
Lines and shapes and repeating patterns of three. If it were summer, we’d see nothing but the trees. I like it this way, on a still winter’s day. I can imagine curling smoke from a screened fireplace rising through the chimneys. No need to go anywhere. We’ll wait till spring. Stay well.
Took the Senator to have lunch at the Napa in Dublin with his book club crew yesterday. 380-mile round trip from his apartment at Traditions. All praise and glory we had perfect weather for the drive. He’d asked me a couple of months ago if I’d be willing to drive him out there and even… Continue reading Truckin 2
I’m enchanted with the delicate lightness of the milkweed seeds as the breeze pulls them out of their pods each day under the warm sunlight of mid-November days. I’m setting my camera to fully automatic, letting the Fujifilm manage exposure details while I manage subject composition using its tilting LCD screen. I love how the… Continue reading Pods of fall
She planted a butterfly garden early on when we moved to the condo. Every year since as spring greets summer the garden comes alive with color and activity. Monarchs, Swallowtails, Mourning Cloaks, hummingbirds, bees, bugs and crawlers of all kinds visit and make their lives on the plants and flowers there. We’ve watched the life… Continue reading Lightness
My final picture of this rig. I had sold it and was waiting for it to be picked up by a driver who would deliver it to its new owner. I wanted daylight to show all around the engine to give the bike a look of airiness and perhaps lightness. I was young when I… Continue reading 1100 Four
We’re at Topsail Island where the clouds are part of the horizon that morning. As the sun came up it painted the edges of the clouds with light. A bird flew through the scene I was looking at. Waves broke on the shore. I sipped my coffee.
Camera held against a post for stability and set for fully automatic exposure, made this image of full moon on October 27, 2023. October was a big month for all of us in and around the condo. This picture represents for October.