Tag Archives: animals and nature

a spring donkey

The donkey may not be one of the accepted symbols of springtime, but this one was a very good model for one of my first outdoor shoots of the year.  And frankly, wouldn’t you rather see a donkey than a … Continue reading

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flowers for the season

It is spring at last, so let’s celebrate with one of the earliest serious flowers: the hellebore or Lenten rose, so called because it usually blooms before Easter.  These are right on schedule.  Note that although it’s called the Lenten … Continue reading

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a japanese matchbook label for spring

What better way to celebrate the last days of winter than to look ahead to spring with another one of those classic Japanese matchbox labels. The vernal equinox is on Friday, and I fully expect that by Saturday it will … Continue reading

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accomplishing the possum impossible

Tumblr Sunday is Pinterest* Sunday this week–maybe it’s time to start calling it One Cool Image from the Visual Networks of the Internet Sunday. The animals of Kekionga include all of the fauna of regular Indiana plus some extras, and … Continue reading

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mammoths (were really big)

Mammoths were really big.  There’s a reason their name was adopted into many modern languages as a tighter-reading synonym for that awkward phrase.  Yes, the name of the animal came first, entering Russian at the time of the first recorded … Continue reading

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the china beast

One of the purposes of photography, at least for me, is to reduce the acquisition of random objects, particularly those I am tempted to buy purely because I want to draw them or put them in a story somehow.  When … Continue reading

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through the black chicken gate (thoughts on worldbuilding) part 1

I had a rather important new piece of the Kekionga background fall down on me all in a chunk over the weekend. It’s doesnt happen often, having a significant idea right at your desk, with the notebook for that project … Continue reading

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snow day– bird in flight

About 20 inches or so landed in the yard during the Super Bowl Storm.  Very pretty, if you like that sort of thing, so of course I took some snowy day photographs for you with my phone camera.  Imagine my … Continue reading

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a way cool setting for a story

Here’s a creeptacular setting for your latest comic or other story– an abandoned amusement park full of fiberglass dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, somewhere along the twisting two lanes of some past its prime tourist region in the Great Lakes … Continue reading

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a cubic cat

Had the Polaroid Cube in my pocket when I dropped in at the vet’s this morning for a fresh supply of minty fishballs*, and was moved to try to photograph Sebastian, one of the the resident cats. This Sebastian is … Continue reading

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