Our House 9 May 2014

Our House 9 May 2014

I often just poke around the yard and make pictures to show what it looks like in a given moment of time. Springtime is always a nice time, with things growing and color everywhere. it is interesting to see photos taken over time and see how the garden has evolved. And sometimes it is just a nice place to sit…
Return to the Palouse

Return to the Palouse

I returned to eastern Washington this spring almost a year to the day later then my last trip. It was still a tad wintery and the light was a bit hazy. Yet this landscape would shine in most any light I think. I am still in awe when I look upon it. The vastness, the emptiness. The shear beauty of…
Is He Dealing with a Full Deck of Cards?

Is He Dealing with a Full Deck of Cards?

I thought of you over the weekend too. I always wake up to the radio every morning, except Sunday to NPR. I particularly like Saturday morning, with Scott Simon. This past weekend, as I am sure you know, he interviewed Mike Mitchell about his Beatles work. It was a good interview, nice to hear Mike’s voice and what he had…
Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story

Hey Sarah, I thought of you today, several times actually, on rather diverse levels. But all intertwined. I was reading the paper this morning and a section fell out that spoke to holiday planning and food. One such foodie tidbit was cheesy little shortbread crackers. And I thought of Susan and the CSF holiday get together that won’t happen this…
Light in the South

Light in the South

I know it wasn't a trip to the deep south, but Virginia and North Carolina are still the south to me, a boy from Ohio. We traveled back roads to Farmville and Jettersville and everywhere we looked was a site of civil war battlefield. I know it is not much different than other rural areas in America, but it felt…
Just another Room with a View

Just another Room with a View

On a recent pleasant summer day in the San Juan Islands, I found myself making real estate images of a very lovely property with an amazing view. Besides the usual architecture photos of rooms, I roamed around the grounds through beautiful gardens and wooded areas. I started to think about the role of the photographic image in the process of…
Palouse

Palouse

A beautiful region in eastern Washington of lush farmland. Isolated and overlooked, this landscape was formed millions of year ago by the Missoula floods. Barren and treeless, but in spots, ten feet of topsoil. Wheat and potatoes are big crops here, with most of MacDonald's french fries starting out life here. But a dream like landscape for photographers.