Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A Nice Fall

The garden provides for those who prefer Autumn.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Rusted Steel and Russian Sage

Weathered pieces I welded together out of scrap metal from a friend's backyard sit in one of my flower beds, waiting patiently amongst the perennials for warmth to melt the frost from the their rusty steel beams.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Two Noses Smell Tulips

The girls stop to smell the Tulips in their glory at Brookside Gardens in Maryland. Spring is here!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Road Train

A triple-trailer, 26-wheel, transcontinental "road-train" heads west on US Interstate 80 near Green River, Utah.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Snow 2



A tuba at the Neighborhood Music School and a YouTube clip from TubanJosh - Beltane Holler!day, 5/1/09, Bellvue Grange Hall.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gone to Seed

Fall flower garden
Anemone patiently
Waiting for the wind

Photo by Joana

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Supergirl and Supersister

Halloween 2010 - Supergirl, her little sister, "Supersister", and mild mannered reporter Clarke Kent.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Icelandic Protest

Icelandic protesters form a circle around their parliament building in downtown Reykjavik, November 2008. Iceland's financial system was at the forefront of the global economic meltdown and people there were not happy about it.

Rainbow Bridge

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Waiting for Daddy

Emily waiting at the window for me to get home from work. One of the answers to the question of the meaning of "Life the Universe and Everything."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Blueberries in our garden starting to ripen in early Summer.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hobo Highway

The train tracks curve to the south before crossing the river in Galena, Illinois.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A vacuum, inside a forgery, wrapped in an illusion.

Las Vegas- Costume crown jewel of a culture completely enamored of skin deep materialism. It's not that it doesn't have any character. It just doesn't have any character of substance. So if you crave substance, the only real reason to go once is so you can refute anyone who says you need to go at least once.

Maybe that's too harsh. But unless you just really enjoy the idea of giving away your money in exchange for the experience of... having given away your money, or you enjoy watching other people who do, then do yourself a favor and go anywhere else. OK, again maybe "anywhere else" is too extreme but it amazes me how many people go to places like Vegas and Disney over and over again with no desire to experience anything outside of that self imposed experiential rut. You've gotta love the artificial to enjoy this place so why not just stay home and watch TV? If you want something real or authentic just go outside and explore your neighborhood, unless you live IN Vegas your hometown probably has more to offer!

But hey that's just my humble, hung-up opinion, you might actually enjoy yourself, and at night it gets all sparkly!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Home Made Granite State Goat House

A Harrisville neighbor's labor of love: A hand made goat house using material from the site.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Dance (or Attack) of the Happy Octopuses (or Octopi)

Olivia draws an underwater scene of cephalopodian celebration. But are their intentions benign or... rotten!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Arches National Monument

The girls pose for a classic tourist shot at Arches National Monument outside Moab, Utah. Bowing to fatherly pressure Olivia does her best to refrain from striking one of her runway model poses (see below, where do they learn this stuff??!!)

Big Yellow Kayak

My mom and dad enjoyed exploring Lake Powell in the Big Yellow Kayak we carried around on the back of the houseboat.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Moveable Waterfront Apartment with Awesome Views

We rented a houseboat on Lake Powell on the Utah/Arizona border. Each day we took the houseboat farther up or down the lake to a new canyon or cove in search of a nice secluded anchorage with great views and a good swimming beach. It was great way to see some amazing scenery and enjoy the water.

The Annunciation in the Kiva

Olivia communes with a beam of Sunlight in a ceremonial chamber called a Kiva at Spruce Tree House cliff dwelling, Mesa Verde, Colorado.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Under the Milky Way Tonight

Standing (very still for the 30 second exposure) by our dying campfire Joana is back-lit by the Milky Way at our evening anchorage between Oak Canyon Bay and Hidden Canyon, Lake Powell, Utah.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Beyond the Gates

Hindu Temple, Malibu, California.


Out of the corner of her eye Emily catches a quick glimpse of the Zashiki-warashi or house spirit of the Bamboo Retreats. Too bad Olivia didn't get a chance to see her.

Bamboo Retreats, Hollywood, California.