01-05-14 Frosty Triptych

In honor of a predicted afternoon temperature of -15 F today*, I have left the tropics to return to a subject I started a few days ago: window frost. This time, I’ve created another triptych.** And even though I was amazed the first time I studied these macro photos, I am just amazed today. If…

12-30-13 Jack Frost

When you look closely at the amazing details of a frosty window it’s not hard to understand why someone chose to personify the creator under the name of Jack Frost. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by the seemingly random yet ordered patterns of the kind seen in this photo. Unfortunately, due…

12-01-12 Frosty

On this first day of December, I offer you a photo of something that Hawaiians would never see. Lest I give Hawaiians an inferiority complex for saying this, there are plenty of things they could photograph that South Dakotans couldn’t find at home. Active volcanoes, rain forests, black sand beaches, plumeria trees,f and the Pacific…

11-26-12 ALF

When I wandered out into my wife’s dormant flower garden, I noticed the cornflowers first, mainly because they are still standing. Bare and brown, they still shout, “Look at me!” ALF is an acronym made popular by a sitcom that Robin Williams starred in a long time ago. It means “alien life form.” And that’s…

07-07-12 Frosty Love

It’s been damn hot and dry in South Dakota and so I thought this rather cheesy posed photo an ornamental ball resting on a frost covered pine tree would be just the right medicine. In the winter, South Dakotans complain about the snow and cold. And in the summer we complain about the heat. But…