Bibliosue and I made it back alive from our Booktopia 2012 – Oxford, MS adventure last weekend, as you'll already have gathered. The trip wasn't just a dang fine time full of writers and books and highly-caloric southern cookin'. It was also a chance to try out my new camera, my li'l Panasonic Lumix,… Read More Beale St., Memphis, TN – A Photographic Retrospective
transit of venus, at the horizon This was the last photo we were able to get of this once in a lifetime event, just before it dipped behind the trees. And yes, it required special filters. Aiming your camera at the sun without loads of protection isn't really the best idea. It's remarkable knowing you're… Read More Daily Photo
Near Santa Fe, NM When I took this photo the proprietor of this fine establishment actually leaned over the wall, looking to see what I was taking a picture of. I’m thinking, Dude, you own a restaurant that obviously caters to tourists, what do you THINK I’m taking a picture of? Like everyone… Read More Daily Photo
Last Wednesday was my birthday. In honor of that I’m posting a photo of one of the lilies in the bouquet I received. The other part of my present was a gift card to Barnes & Noble, which I surprisingly have not yet spent. Every year my husband gives me a… Read More Photo of the Day
Easing back into the blogosphere with the posting of a picture I took today, while trudging around a nearby fen. Will resume communication shortly.
Introduction, of a General Nature: Time to start gathering 2011 into a big ball to tie a ribbon around it, considering tomorrow's le fin de la fin. Often I'm keen to start picking up the stray bits before it's reached this date, so I guess that means 2011 could have been worse. That comes as… Read More This is the end…
White Cemetery, on Cuba Road in Barrington, IL has a certain reputation for being haunted. Say what you will about your aunt's cousin's brother's friend and his spooky story about meeting a ghost but I'll believe that when I see it. Orbs? Mysterious cars that follow you, right up on your bumper, then disappear? Dudes… Read More And now for something completely Halloween-y
I will not lie. In general I'm not much of a naturalist. When life gets to be too much, though, I'm all in favor of an excursion someplace wild, unspoiled and, in the fall, colorful. And what passes for that around here are called "forest preserves," pockets of undeveloped land some hippie freak protested to… Read More Lisa’s photographic romp through the wilds of suburbia
The road signs along Route 66 are wonderfully retro, aesthetically beautiful and, at times, profoundly sad. So much of the highway has fallen into complete disrepair; what's been replaced is now cracked pavement (when it exists at all) sprouting grass. The signs that haven't been restored are the ones I… Read More Vacation 2011: Route 66 – Seeing the Signs (Pt. 1)
This just gives me the shivers. It's so gothic and eerie. I would love to have a print of this on my wall. Wonder how he does it? Mix and match photography, a photo program and maybe some work by hand? That's my best guess. Talent like this is humbling. I think about how… Read More A few of my favorite things: Photo Surrealism.