01-18-14 The Good Life

We are being hit with the second Alberta Clipper (translate: mini blizzard) in less than a week. While I enjoy seeing the swirling snow and fierce winds lash the gray/green pines outside my window, I prefer more summery scenes as a rule. Thus, I am resurrecting a photo that made it to my Instagram feed…

12-09-13 Where I Want To Be

My friend Dennis Newman, who is an artist and an art/photography instructor, says that good art (including photographs) should invoke emotion. I heard him say that about a year ago and since then I have tested most of the photos I post here with this question: “What do I want my viewers to feel and…

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…

06-01-13 Ready To Bloom

For a person who thrives on warm weather and sunshine, June is an important month. The grass is pretty green by now, the days are incredibly long and there is the promise of summer. The iris pictured here is, of course, a symbol of all of that. . .