Friday, December 19, 2014

A Nexus

Perhaps I should have brought this geranium in from the deck, but then I would have missed this beauty!  I was thinking of networks, paths, nets, systems, structures and hierarchies during the time I was fiddling with this photo.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Painting a Walk

My world in winter can be damp and gray and dank and cold.  Yesterday it rained all day.  Today the fog hangs thick and close in the yard.  I took a neighborhood walk two days ago and today I spend the hours ignoring the outside and re-painted what I saw digitally to create my own little fairy land.  What do  you think?

I had to trespass on a vacant lot to get this photo of a nearby marsh above.

I made it into a blurry painting because it was already a little blurry.

This was a photo of ornamental grasses planted outside a nearby millionaires lovely, but all too often vacant, home.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Fancy Dress

While walking in a suburb of the city the other day I passed this tree with the most fascinating bark.  I do not know what it is but the photo does not do it justice.  Can you see the nail some idiot used? Click on the photo for a closer look as all I did was sharpen it.

Friday, December 12, 2014


Busy with the coming holiday season so all I have are these blurry photos through the window!!

"Do you mind?  I would like some privacy...!"

"You are not going to go away...are you?"

(Since Anita asked below:   this is a House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus,an introduction from the south and now fairly common in my area.)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mining for Gold

If you have the miner's eyes you can see rivers of gold just outside your door in the fall.  Go ahead and click on the photo and go for a swim!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Ignore it?

I have word verification turned off and yet you may still see the window below when you wish to comment.  Ignore it, and it is my understanding that your comment will go through!

Monday, December 08, 2014


Are you trying to tell me something?