Monday, June 22, 2009

The birds

This spring I found this tom with two hens not far from my house. I stopped and got out of my truck to photograph them and got within 5 feet or so of them. The tom was so interested in the hens that he paid me no attention, well almost, for a minute I thought I was going to get spurred.

I have a family of roadrunners than live near the house. Last year I found their nest but they have moved it and I've yet to find it this year. This guy was after a lizard.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Some more spring flowers. Some with unusual genetic variations. One with multiple centers and one with brown spots on the petals that weren't on any other flowers.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

More spring flowers, but they are starting to get scarce,

Monday, May 25, 2009


Yesterday was consumed with taking pictures of my granddaughter and a bunch of her friends getting ready for her first prom.
I have known most of these kids for the last 15 yrs. or so and it is just mind boggling that they are getting ready for their first prom.
It was really cool to go to this house to photograph them as I built it for these people a few years back when I was building custom homes (before the implosion).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Along with the spring flowers I have always been fascinated with old chimneys that you see while traveling the back roads. Sometimes there is something remaining of the structure that went with it but more often than not the only evidence that anything was ever there is the chimney itself. When the structure is partially remaining you can see how Mother Earth slowly absorbs this man made creation back into itself. It makes me wonder what was here. Was it a young family that was trying to make on the frontier? Did their house burn down? Maybe it was an older couple that had raised an entire generation out here in the middle of nowhere and as their lives came to the final chapters the children had moved on to fast paced lives in the city never to return to what they perceived as the boondocks. But the chimneys are always the last to go.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Lately I have been into photographing flowers. Well duh, its spring. But this year I am paying a lot more attention to composition. Especially the background and depth of field. After fourty years of doing this maybe some of it is finally starting to sink in.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Well this is the first post on my brand new blog. I am not a writer by any means but I find the concept of sharing thoughts and pictures fascinating. The idea comes from several blogs that I have been following. Not a new concept by any means, seeing how there are millions of blogs out there. It is just new to me.