Shadow

This is the last picture I took during my time in Virginia. A simple chair, umbrella, and their shadows. The shadow is where I should have been sitting to protect my skin from the sun which attacks my skin like a swarm of needles. Instead, I was sitting up high, in full light getting pinker…

Two Threes

The sunrise lacked the intensity I hoped for so I had to get creative. My beach scouring turned up three feathers, a couple of pine cones, and some rocks I found to be attractive. I don’t know why I arranged in two groups of three. Perhaps, my subconscious thought of my three children. Perhaps it…

Balance

I was very surprised to find pinecones on the beach in Norfolk, Virginia. I associate them with Northern forests, the oak and pine universes I explored on our regular family expeditions to Wisconsin. I call this balance because of the rocks balanced atop each other and the balance of plant, mineral, water, and sky. However,…

Feather and Rocks

I love feathers. I love their colors. I love the fact that these miracles help a bird rise effortlessly into the air which also seems miraculous.  In my younger days, they were a mainstay of my art. I created feather themed paintings. A feather was always beneath my signature. I collected feathers on my nature…

The Nash

He’s a mere 10 pounds and that is being generous. At times, he barely made a depression in the wet sand just a few faint nail prints scratching the wave smoothed surface. I hadn’t seen him for more than a year yet when I entered their empty home, he came running up to me and…

An Abstract

I tend to live in a photography world predicated on reality. I like abstract images, love the mind games aroused by the abstract but mine never seem to measure up to me. Still, I try and will continue to try. Maybe, someday, I will actually be thrilled by my own abstract work.