Sunday, August 08, 2010


Me and my son Todd, Daytona Beach, circa: never-you-mind. ;-)

I went looking through old family photos yesterday and found several that I knew I must scan and keep online... because, as in the case of this polaroid, they will deteriorate over time and cannot be replaced.

I loved the awkward crop of this... though I also wish there was more of our shadow. Todd was dressed warmly, so it must have been winter. The fact that I am apparently in shorts testifies to the mildness of Florida winters.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Coffee Table Book

My 2009 Photo Journal arrived from Blurb yesterday. I'm more than happy with the way it turned out. The print quality is good and it's such fun to see all of my photos together. As I leafed through it last night, I remembered taking each photo... where I was and what I was feeling at the moment.

I would advise all photographers to do this. My 2009 book was big because I traveled so much last year, but I couldn't possibly have left any of them out. I consider this book a gift to myself.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

there are closets to be cleaned

"Beyond this place there are dragons."

Closets full of:

Clothes that don't fit
Purses and shoes, long out of fashion
Books that, for whatever reason, don't warrant a spot in the bookcase
Seasonal decorations... Red,White&Blue and Easter pastels
But nothing that will not evoke a memory or two.

Monday, August 02, 2010

flora sunrise

Playing with flowers... it really is too hot for photo expeditions, so I'm shooting mostly indoors.

Summer is half gone. The schools will be back in session soon and autumn will follow. The seasons pass by; like watching sailboats from the shore, they glide past our vantage point. In summer the white hot sunlight fills the sails and the sound of children playing on the shore fills the air. The breeze is a welcome coolness on suntanned skin. As autumn approaches, the skies are less blue and passing storms disturb the calm surface of the sea. Boats head for the safety of the harbors and bays, the beach is nearly abandoned and we begin our preparations for the onset of winter.

So... we are mid-way through the season. Last chance for vacations to sunny beaches, last chance for flip-flops and shorts, last chance for sunflowers.