Eat and rest

The travelers were happy, their host had fed them and offered rest. The woman smiled and said, “I am glad that I could help you.” Generosity first.

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He held the doors

Moments passed in a comfortable silence, as they waited for the elevator to descend and the doors to swoosh open. It was vacant. He held the doors. She stepped inside and to the corner. He had his back to her while he selected the floor. Politeness and courtesy first.

So much a part

The subtle watercolor illustrations done in a palette of predominately greens and grey. This is one of my favorite illustrations because I feel it really captures the sense of spring that was so much a part of Willie’s life, but not allowing either one to dominate it. Patience first.

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The field transforms

As the sun climbs across the sky, the field transforms. And as dusk falls, the flowers close their petals, to hold onto the day’s warmth, waiting to bloom again with the next sunrise.

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With one thing and another

I might almost begin my famous essay on “The Improbability of the Infinite.” It would be a pity for the country to lose such a masterpiece — she has had quite enough trouble already what with one thing and another.

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Wonders of imagination

She pulled her attention back to The Life and Times of a Slice of Bread, thinking of the wonders of the human imagination as regards to bread. When she glanced across the armchair at the clock, the blanket had moved to the floor. So, she stuffed her books in shoeboxes and lived on in happiness… Continue reading Wonders of imagination

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Many years too soon

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon

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Thought for a minute then said

Then she found a nut in the window, noisily cracked it and ate it. And if it had entered my head to ask her what thoughts, what convictions, what aims she had, she would no doubt have raised her eyebrows, thought a minute, and have said in the same way: “All sorts.”

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Good day sunshine

Squirrels, birds, and cats all visit the bird bath for a drink or a splash up. But we’ve had so much rain recently they can get water just about anywhere right now. The only visitor to the bird bath this morning was the sun. A welcome sight because it has been blocked by dark cloud… Continue reading Good day sunshine

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Two trees of spring

Two trees of spring. A picture of two trees at the peak of spring flower bloom. The sloping lawn foreground gives a little bit of interest in the otherwise simple composition consisting of lawn, trees, sky. A picture that is easy to look at. Peace be with you.

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Weeping cherry 2024

The weeping cherry tree in bloom. There was a break in the rain this morning and the sun shone down through the clouds for a few minutes, long enough for me to capture some images of this year’s blossoms. For composition I try to get enough of the flowers in the image to fill the… Continue reading Weeping cherry 2024

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Winter’s cold spring erases

Spring in Indiana. The redbud tree in full bloom. This one shaped like a satellite dish giving it up to the southern sun. Winter’s cold spring erasesAnd the calm away by the storm is chasenEverything good needs replacingLook up, look down, all around, hey satellite

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A family portrait

This picture will forever be Easter to me. Most of my photography is scenery, landscapes, still-life type images. My favorite pictures though are family gathering portraits. This unplanned, unscripted scene captures a moment in time of these youngsters’ life and to me perfectly shows their unique individual personalities. A family portrait.

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Looking for laundry?

We went looking for this lavender farm but our ask for directions kept getting translated into laundry and we kept getting sent to the cleaners. We eventually did find it and it turned out to be a lovely visit on a lovely day.

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What am I looking at

This scene has a lot going on which puts a burden on the viewer to the point they say, ‘what am I supposed to be looking at?’ When I captured the image, I was thinking vacation photo, something I could look at later to remember being there. We are on the grounds of the Frutillar… Continue reading What am I looking at

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In the wilds

Pictures are constrained by their frame boundaries. This scene makes me want to see so much more of what I guess exists there. But this is all I get. With this I look for a balance in the composition. Similar amounts of water and sky to rock and forest. A balanced flow of action from… Continue reading In the wilds

The surfer

When I make an image where the horizon is clearly visible, it’s important to me that the horizon is level in the published image. Our cameras have a level indicator to help get it square on image capture, but oftentimes for me anyway, the captured image ends up slightly off. When I edit an image,… Continue reading The surfer

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Babies, cats and dogs

With over eight billion people on earth, how many pictures of cats have been created? Babies, cats and dogs. These are the things we take pictures of. I asked AI what’s the most photographed thing and it responded with the Eiffel Tower. I changed my prompt from thing to living thing and it responded with… Continue reading Babies, cats and dogs

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