Monday, September 18, 2006


This tree probably toppled sometime last year, and I know I must have passed it dozens of times as it lay there in the dry grasses without giving it much thought.  After all the rain this fall the meadows are in full bloom and I couldn't help but to be drawn to the fallen tree as it lay there cradled gently by the sunflowers.

Thursday, September 7, 2006


For some reason when ever I think of 'nostalgia' I think of music.  I may picture in my mind an image of an item, but just as clear is a tune of a long gone era, usually associateted with the subject of my mind's eye.  For that reason I chose to focus on music for my nostalgic post.  Do you remember the old 33 LP's or the 45's?  Or what about the 1/8 inch thick 78's!

My love for music began with a piano.  While I never progressed further than a two finger rendition of 'Chopsticks', the piano is still one of my favorite instruments.


Friday, September 1, 2006


If I could paint, this is what I would paint, and I would hang it on the wall above my couch.  But I can't paint so I pretend and I hang my 'paintings' on my blog instead.

Every picture I take has a story that goes with it.  While this picture itself appears serene and peaceful,don't be fooled by the tranquility it depicts. What is going on behind the camera is the exact opposite.

I had just attended the funeral of a friend and needed some quiet time.  I thought a walk by my favorite ponds would ease my mind from the pain.  What I encountered was a whole different type of agony.

Mosquitoes!  A whole squadron of kamikaze, blood thirsty, life sucking critters with me on the menu!  At first they flew along side me like escorts, then they were in buzzing in my ears, peeking up my nose and harassing me with their fly-bys.  Before long they were sucker deep in my flesh, sucking more blood from my body than I ever knew I had.  I probably lost a pound or two from blood loss alone.  How I held the camera still long enough to take this picture, I'll never know. 

But yeah, if I could paint, this is the picture I would paint.  And I would hang it on the wall above my couch.