Backyard Rainy Days

Backyard Rainy Days

I love the sunshine but can't deny that my backyard is most beautiful on overcast, drizzly days like today. The wildlife comes out and even buds beginning to burst make the landscape look green and vibrant. While I was waiting for my tea to steep, I decided to try to capture the robin and babies who are nesting under my deck. I wasn't so successful with capturing the skittish mom in a clear shot with her babies, but I did capture a few other things... Continue reading

Peeling Paint at The Henry Ford

Peeling Paint at The Henry Ford

I'm not even sure why I like this image so much. Perhaps I love the fragility of the peeling paint against the strength of the bolt. Or maybe it's just because it appeared on a well worn door of an old train in the Henry Ford Museum. The love of trains was passed onto me by my father. Watching them go by was always an exciting pass-time. Getting to see an engine and its caboose as it simultaneously entered and exited a mountain tunnel was a personal travel highlight. I was at The Henry Ford Continue reading

Deadly Photography

Deadly Photography

As we bump up against the eve of Halloween, I thought I would share a little known fact about me. I LOVE cemeteries. When I had time to pursue hobbies, I'd photograph them all the time, particularly while traveling. When most tourists are searching for famous landmarks, I'd be determining which graveyard I wanted to photograph. My preference is cemeteries a hundred years or older; I love the ornate family vaults, the history found on the headstones and the landscaped expanses of large Continue reading