08-14-13 The Stargazers Are Back!

Even though I’ve posted stargazer lilies here and some would say, “If you’ve seen one stargazer, you’ve seen them all,” I feel obliged to post photos of these beautiful flowers again and again. And, with this photo, I was trying to figure out a way to “make it new,” in the words of the poet…

05-20-13 Bird’s Eye View

I am hung up on flowers, obviously. And I am also once again compelled to comment on the power of the photographer’s point of view. The conventional view of flower is from the side and from a short distance. The tulip becomes something quite different when you view it from the top at close range….

05-17-13 Our Neighbor’s Tulips I

My wife has nice flowers but does our neighbor and the other day I couldn’t help but be drawn to her collection of yellow tulips, which had just bloomed. The light was poor but I enhanced the scene with on-camera flash. I rarely use flash but I have taught my students that it’s ok to…

02-26-13 Japanese Garden

Here is the chain of consciousness that led me to post this photo: I’m not impressed with the options available on TV I check my DVR for possibilities I find that I have recorded 9 episodes of “Lonely Planet,” a travel show I start watching the first one, which is set in London Half-way through,…