It’s that time? Already!!!

Today is December 24, 2019. Christmas Eve. Yesterday was Halloween. Now how did that happen?? There was once upon a time when once I had cleared the sugar high of Halloween out of my system that I turned my sights on Christmas!!! Christmas time meant Thanksgiving, two weeks of Christmas break, and presents. And it… Continue Reading


Summertime Blues

“Sometimes I wonder What I’m a-gonna do But there ain’t no cure For the summertime blues.”                          Eddie Cochran Here it is…the first weekend of summer.  The heat and humidity of a Cincinnati summer has settled in. And I’m inside looking out. Yes…already I… Continue Reading


Tales from the Allotment

Tucked into a tree encircled field, the Valley View Community Gardens where my little allotment resides offers a quiet refuge. Lately my trips have been few and far between. Our weather has settled into a typical Cincinnati summer…hot and humid. Add to this plentiful rain and one has the perfect jungle setting!! As such my… Continue Reading


Seed Head

This past Sunday morning I was doing some light weeding and replanting in my allotment. At the back end of my space there’s a clump of weeds and grasses come up from a pile of abandoned hay. As I used my hoe to take out this clump I noticed the lovely seed heads on the grasses.… Continue Reading


There Is This Tree…

There is this tree…greets me every time I come into the park with my dog. It’s not a particularly pretty park although it does sit beside the Little Miami River. Yet it’s this tree that always catches my attention. Over the years I have used the tree as the focus for a number of my… Continue Reading


Three of A Kind

I tend to work in threes. Call it a throw back to my days of teaching language arts…you know…”the rule of threes” or “the rule of sevens”. Always there. Sometimes it was obvious, sometimes not. In any case, it’s a principle I find directs my photography. The composition grids on my cameras are all set… Continue Reading


Longing

While I might look on the month of February as a “disease”, the month of March here in the Cincinnati Ohio River valley is most definitely a “tease”! It gives us moments of clear blue skies and warm sunshine…and then quickly darkening skies which release a furious snow storm. This indeed happened earlier this week!… Continue Reading