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A 2012 photograph of my beloved cat Sweetie we lost last year. I haven’t been able to search out photographs of her because of the grief.



death & lawnmower

Attended funeral this morning.
My vintage lawnmower threw a rod mid-day.
Hours searching for this 2016 photo, suppose I should have taken better care of this machine I have enjoyed through the years.

5/27/2018 photo of garden planted on Cinco de Mayo




a day at the beach

Visited Neptune yesterday and had Oysters Rockefeller, very relaxing.


circa : 2010 Va Beach


One of my favorite pictures of Neptune is a resin model in the sculptors yard that has been in constant transition through the years. circa : 2012


The best rendition so far of the Va Beach Neptune. 3/27/2012


ground zero

Ground zero of tidal basin cherry blossoms.






Buteo #2

This guy has an eye on me?


The Wind Cries Mary






I haven’t been actively looking to take photographs but this Red-shouldered Hawk out back our double pane windows was worth a try.

Ten days later 3/26/2018 shot outdoors.

Congress is moving quickly to gut the Endangered Species Act, America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife.

The Endangered Species Act has a proven track record of success in providing a safety net that protects our most vulnerable wildlife. It has prevented 99 percent of the species under its care from going extinct, including America’s symbol, the Bald Eagle. We should allow this critical law to continue to protect wildlife for future generations, not undermine it.

­_2017 National Audubon Society



A Red-tail Hawk from 1/6/2018 (another double pain window shot). This winter I found myself surrounded by sweet-gum trees. This could be a Red-shouldered Hawk also, not sure???



Musa basjoo bud

Almost a year later I found this bud while transplanting one of my prize Basjoo banana trees. My photo from last summer below.



marble dust

I’ve pretty much quit taking photographs. The rest will be lucky bonus….



wood & steel and groundhogs

I returned to our old home one last time that is destined for demolition. The old steel chair frame was still in the yard which I’ll combine with this very old wood. Transplanting banana trees is early spring which I’m hoping I’ll be able to get one, moving a refrigerator is easier. We are very grateful but miss the old home. I was surrounded by chickadee’s we fed daily when I picked up this chair and was heart sick.

In staying with being old school I got a KINDLE for birthday but was still curious how my photographs would look like.

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana

The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears. ~Bill Vaughn

Beautiful photograph by Arthur Stephens, who I helped transport the gourds, etc. Would love to have a print to frame.

There are some idea’s I’d like to photograph this year but my eye site is struggling and more comfortable off the grid.

This evening I heard “Symphonic Blues Suite” by Yusef Lateef on NPR and remembered photographing him in the mid seventies.

My scanner that did negatives being obsolete I had to tape these negatives to the window shoot them with a hand held camera and invert them.