Meadowlark Gardens in late Spring.
Bring a little smile (or a big one). Spring 2021. Renewal and return.
A mountain park an hour away from northern Virginia. Shenandoah National Park is a very busy place in mid to late October. A similar view of trees (without the vistas that you see in Shenandoah) can make for a relaxing few hours enjoying the beauty of fall.
Enough of the birds (for at least one post).
One can keep going to the garden and take the same kind of pictures. Overviews of flowerbeds with a wide angle lens. Macro photographs of bees. And you can come up with some incredible pictures. Here’s the deal, whatever you do. The most important thing that you can do to make a good picture is… Continue reading Channeling Renoir (and Manet)
Butterflies and other things in the heat of summer.
For giving us such great books to fill our minds (and hearts) with wonder. For the words that provide inspiration every day: “The most important words a man can say are, “I will do better.” These are not the most important words any man can say. I am a man, and they are what I… Continue reading Thank You, Brandon Sanderson!
As an amateur photographer, I originally started this blog with the intent of sharing pictures that I have taken, and perhaps share an occasional thought or two. It turns out I have quite a few things to say and in the process, I haven’t really posted a lot of pictures lately. So in lieu of… Continue reading There Be Pictures Here
Photography is not merely the process of capturing an image. It’s not just looking at the world, looking at the things that are beautiful. It’s not finding cruelty or kindness, nor is it just looking for excitement, nor is it documenting the commonplace and the mundane. Photography is looking at the world and finding in… Continue reading When There is Joy
Sometimes, you have to go out and smell (and take pictures of) the flowers.
In the wee hours of the morning, after another restless and near sleepless evening, I started listening to music. The notes played on and then I suddenly realized that at that moment, I wasn’t really in the room. My mind had wandered back in time, remembering a time when family members who are but a… Continue reading Balance
Spring is tulip season in the mid Atlantic region. With days getting warmer, rainfall is also bountiful. Life giving water. It makes the grass green. The mood a little melancholy. The ground, saturated by the drops of rain falling from the skies, is a little soft. Maybe even muddy. Grey skies indeed. And in… Continue reading Beautiful and Wet