Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sudden green

Spring is amazing... in just a few days of warmth and sun, the pail anemic lawns suddenly turn verdant green. Somehow it almost makes the drab cold season worth the endurance.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Brick and blue too

Just realized I used this title before... Brick and Blue the original.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Contrails and flag

I have posted pictures of contrails before. I guess the welcomed blue sky and the red-white-and-blue attracted my attention.

Monday, April 7, 2014


It's not unusual to find old manufacturing spaces recycled into new uses... for retail, or offices, or even lofts for artists. What is unusual is that often these ventures start out with a bang and then slowly loose their appeal and degenerate into vacant and run-down tax evaders.

This space, Village Gate in Rochester, has not taken that path but instead continually reinvented and evolved, and doing OK even after thirty years of use.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


One of the best parts about taking pictures like this is the reactions I sometimes get from passers by. They stop and turn to the direction my camera is pointing. They look back at me wondering what I am focused on. Then they turn back to more carefully scan the scene. Finally they walk off, shaking their heads, presumingly thinking I am crazy. 

Maybe I am.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Canadian geese

These large birds are a common site in our area. In recent years they have become so populous that many consider them a pest. They congregate in parks and anywhere there is sufficient water... even retention ponds in office complexes. They can be aggressive, especially when protecting their young.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Spring arrived 10 days ago, but here is the view out my back door this morning. What's wrong with this picture?