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good luck

“Frogs have been a symbol of prosperity, wealth, friendship and abundance in many cultures and a symbol of fertility in others. For the Romans, the frog was a mascot believed to bring good luck to one’s home. The native Aborigines of Australia believed that frogs brought the thunder and rain, to help the plants to grow.”
_National Wildlife Federation

The gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) is a species of small arboreal frog native to much of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. On our front porch during last night’s storm.



Japanese banana

Musa basjoo, known variously as Japanese banana. Thanks to fellow Artist, Arthur Stephens holding a background and moving a leaf for light we got some great shots of day 20 of the bloom. The banana’s just keep coming.




photo : Arthur Stephens

photo : Arthur Stephens



Modern science says: ‘The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom.

_Nikola Tesla

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.


May 2010


November 2015 : my favorite luna photograph


Abstract Surrealism

“Abstract Surrealism” – stream-of-mind acrylics by Richmond artist Fred Weatherford.
Richmond Public Library : June 2, 2017
Fred is powerful, prolific, and rivals the greats!





My shots of the Library opening evening.


and on leaving…


musa basjoo banana flower

Constant change, interesting flower.

fledgling barred owl

Wonderful new creature of the Spring.
photo : paradise farm

majestic sight

The Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight especially over an urban neighborhood as today for me. Even rarer for me to have a camera in hand when I’ve noticed them.

the edge

It seems all the photo’s I take are on the edge of exposure and motion blur. This was at dusk and below the chickadee doesn’t linger, most shots are just lucky shooting these guys manually.



The highs, the lows

Basjoo Banana Tree Bud
Musa basjoo, thought to have originated from the Ryukyu islands of Japan.


I’ve been waiting years for a bloom, curious it is the first of Spring?


Sweetie our 20 year old cat is fading, she comforted me through some bleak times, my heart is breaking…

return of the Birdman

It’s been exactly a year since the departure of my tit mouse friend. This chickadee landed in my hand six times today. Nothing like it!

This past January photo, such a tiny bird, not easy to photograph. I’m sorry to say I can’t tell if these photos from the past couple of years is my bird in hand?

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