Horse Power

I love all animals. I even love insects and arachnids. I don’t love to cuddle with all of them or even get close enough to touch them, but I have an appreciation and affinity for all creatures. I am not really a horse person. I know many people who are and they speak convincingly of … More Horse Power

Memories of India

Pushkar, Rajasthan, India: Upon waking I made my way across the chilly floor to the patio. Maybe we were positioned to see the sun rise over the mountains. I had no idea, we arrived in the dark last night so where we were was pretty much a mystery. As I pulled back the blinds and … More Memories of India

Orange You Glad?

Oviedo, FL: I’m part of a group that is assigned a fun little challenge daily. Yesterday that challenge was Orange. Nothing else. Could be a story about orange, a photo, a drawing, the taste of orange, anything. Obviously the photo/story combo appealed to me. I took to the sidewalks of my neighborhood in search of … More Orange You Glad?

Everyday Magic

Salt Springs, FL: Been thinking a lot about everyday magic lately. There is nowhere where magic isn’t. It’s about awareness. It’s about imagining possibilities into life; becoming so hyper-aware just long enough to see a dragonfly smile. It’s watching an ant carry at least a million times his body weight of some unidentifiable treasure back … More Everyday Magic

Gathering

Oviedo, FL: Perched high in my magnolia tree in the front yard, this little guy prepares for winter. Such as it is in Florida. I think they know they won’t suffer the hardships of their northern neighbors but they prepare nonetheless. It’s their nature. It’s our nature too to prepare for winter. Preparation in the … More Gathering

Redhead

Oviedo, FL: For about 45 minutes yesterday it was as if I lived in an aviary. There were birds swooping and chirping all over my backyard. Cardinals, blue jays, doves, some others I couldn’t readily identify and this beauty. The sun is behind her so she’s in a little bit of shadow, but you can … More Redhead

Tread Lightly

Oviedo, FL: On most mornings these interesting creatures can be found tip-toeing through the little duck pond. Usually traveling in flocks, Ibis work very hard at digging up their breakfast. When I walked slowly up to them they stood at attention and walked quickly away, pretending like they hadn’t seen me, they just suddenly had … More Tread Lightly

Gus the Magic Bear

Salt Springs, FL: Deep in the Ocala National Forest. Sort of – on a main road in the middle of nowhere. Same same. The short version for those interested more in facts than insights: Bear walks across the road, sits in the forest. I drive by, take his picture. The end. Oh, and I name … More Gus the Magic Bear

Poser

Oviedo, FL: They just find me.  Just outside my back patio there is a single branch on my bay tree whose tip is leaf-less. This is the dragonfly photo studio. Daily, they parade past, jockeying for position on the tip of this branch. One will sit for a while, tilt his head this way and … More Poser