Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts

Friday, April 26, 2024


I'm growing poppies in my garden. I've never grown them before, and they're doing so well. I love their vibrant color and wild nodding blooms. A pair of cardinals comes and visits them every day. I wonder if they're happy to see flowers with color akin to them.

Photograph of a single red poppy


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Swallowtail and Texas mountain laurel

A swallowtail butterfly and Texas mountain laurel.

a yellow Swallowtail butterfly and Texas mountain laurel

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Central Park

Flowers from long ago.

Anemone in Central Park

Anemones and Coneflowers in Central Park

Lily in Central Park


Saturday, February 3, 2024

The Arnold Arboretum

Harvard's Arnold Arboretum is one of my favorite places. Here are a couple photos I took from last summer while I was in Boston.

Arnold Arboretum pond

Golden azeleas at the Arnold Arboretum

Saturday, January 20, 2024


Here's a photograph of an azalea taken in Texas before the winter freeze.


Monday, January 15, 2024

El Paso Park

Here are a few more photos from winter in El Paso, Texas.

Silver Senna or Silver Leaf Cassia Plant in El Paso, Texas

Leaves in El Paso, Texas

Plant in El Paso, Texas


Sunday, January 14, 2024

Winter in El Paso

Here are a few photos from this winter in El Paso, Texas.

Branches in El Paso, TX

Succulent in El Paso, TX

Grasses in El Paso, TX


Thursday, January 11, 2024


This sneaky lizard was spying on me as I worked in the garden today.
Anole Lizard

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

I Know a Girl

A photo of Loving You Barbie, released in 1983

I know a girl
Who’s fair and pretty
She sprinkles hashtags
Like confetti—
Blessed and grateful
Live laugh love
Her heart’s pure gold.
She’s a shimmering dove.

And I look in the mirror
At my dark hair
And at the shadows
Blessed or unblessed?
Give try share
Heart on my sleeve,
Crafting castles in the air.


Monday, April 3, 2023

The Birds

a murder of crows

The Birds

The nightly nightmare from my window could rival the du Maurier short story and Hitchcock film.


Monday, October 10, 2022

Fall Trees

Heavily filtered photo of autumn trees.

Fall Trees


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Reading the Signs

I love reading the signs in various forms of artwork when I'm walking around Portland, Oregon.

Here's the beautiful "Troubled Hearts Can Heal" mural by Adam Brock Ciresi.

Troubled Hearts Can Heal mural by Adam Brock Ciresi, Portland, Oregon

Another piece of art I like a lot is this neon sign with the message, "There's so much beauty it could make you cry," inside Tender Loving Empire.

There's so much beauty it could make you cry, Tender Loving Empire neon art sign Portland, Oregon

The signs at WILDFANG change often. I like this message about euphoria that was up this past weekend.

Euphoria will not be reserved for those who fit the norm, sign at WILDFANG, Portland, Oregon.

I like this thoughtful quote by Angela Davis at the Blackfish Gallery: "I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept." When I pass it, I always pause and reflect on it.

I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept - Angela Davis, quote at Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon