Posted on June 26, 2014
I love the colloquial Britishism “me mum” for “my mom”. Had a chance to visit my mom in upstate New York recently. She has a beautifully landscaped and maintained corner lot. In the Spring, she has over 1500 daffodils gracing her garden areas. The Hobbit Place is our local nursery/garden shop. They presently have a couple of pine tree topiary – or Michigan cacti – on display. So here are some images from me mum and The Hobbit. 🙂
Posted on June 21, 2014
These photos of various fasteners come from a one-day shoot last week. For people, buttons, zippers, and Velcro are important. For buildings it is more about cement, bolts, welds, and nails. The images below look at some rather beautiful fasteners. I welcome your thoughts, critiques, and musings.
Posted on June 19, 2014
I am not sure what makes windows such a fascinating target for photos. Perhaps it is the reflections or maybe it is the questions windows seem to raise. In any event, here are some window shots from last week. What are your thoughts about windows?
Posted on June 14, 2014
A good photographer will pay attention to the lines, angles, and curves in their image captures. These seven photos use lines in various ways (not always for the best). Look at the images and concentrate on where your eye is pulled. Is that where the eyes are intended to go? Which lines (straight or curved) are used well? Which could be better? Your thoughts are welcome as always.
Posted on June 12, 2014
The word “rust” usually brings to mind images of corrosion, decay, and demise. All true, but in all that there is a beauty of purples, oranges, and reds that seems to catch my eye. All these images are from an old storage and loading building for train transport. Captions tell a little bit of this rusty story. As always your thoughts, critiques, and responses are invited.
Posted on June 10, 2014
In our meanderings through counties near us, Pat and I are both drawn to the beauty of old barns, houses, and sheds. There is an inherent beauty in weathered wood and the worn wrinkles of age.
Posted on June 6, 2014
I was able to step out into a mild and sunny day yesterday morning. I went to one of my favorite locations to focus on some morning reflections. Swain Lake is the start of the Falling Waters Trail that runs some ten miles from Concord into Jackson, Michigan where it connects with a three plus miles city trail. Walkers and bicyclists use the trail as well as the occasional fisherman. This dock caught my eye because of its clear reflection in the water, as did the trees.
Posted on June 4, 2014
Beyond the Sauder Village circle of a mid 19th century town are various additional historical replica buildings. These include Native American (Potowatomi) bark huts and settlers’ early cabins as well as a working farm. Seeing these areas is a reminder of how hard life was nearly a couple of centuries ago. Life was simpler (something we often wish for) but also much harder (something for which we have less longing). Hopefully these pictures will give you a few moments of reverie about those days of yesteryear.