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Sorry, but it’s a riotous world of intense color out there and you just can’t keep me inside. The way dogwood leaves and the buds of next year’s flowers arrange themselves is endlessly fascinating. There are way too many images … Continue reading
Red, green, and bronze: Virginia creeper in the rain. I was exercising the weather resistance of the K-30 and the DA* 55mm f/1.4 lens we call the Mouse (Or maybe “Maus”. I’m not sure yet.) in the backyard this morning, … Continue reading
We had a closer call here than we knew at the time. Yesterday afternoon we had one of those brief and terrible storms, the kind that send your phone vibrating off the edge of the desk with three urgent weather … Continue reading
The one buckeye tree in the neighborhood, this one week in September, when the buckeyes are ripe: this is the true end of summer and the official beginning of fall. If you’ve never pulled a ripe buckeye out of its … Continue reading
Had a bit of a surprise at lunchtime, when I got around to reading today’s Chicago Tribune. On the front page was a fascinating article about the new Spinosaurus discoveries announced today. It’s a topic of local interest since lead … Continue reading
Today was a day for photographing giraffe heads and eating tater tots, and for a first encounter with the Five Secular Saints of Antelopia. Stuffed antelopes are among my favorite photographic subjects, and these five seemed to be arranged purely … Continue reading
This little guy was hanging around on the back wall of our house last night, being extremely hard to photograph. The harsh light from the floods and the tiny sensor of the New Phone Camera are not well matched, … Continue reading
In keeping with the policy of this blog to celebrate good design wherever we find it, today’s exhibit comes from the local Ace Hardware. Perhaps making a small plastic watering can in the form of an elephant, with the water … Continue reading
In the dust of the parking lot, a big brown grasshopper buzzes low, seems to stop, folds its wings, and drops into the dust where the construction equipment stood all summer. It is followed immediately by a sparrow, equally brown, … Continue reading