Holiday Ends

snowy driveway

The holiday gathering ends and everyone leaves. You can see that they left. It is written on the driveway.

Another Jew, Actually

bacon and eggs

Here is an odd little story from about 40 years ago… that came to mind recently. It seems more relevant now than it was then, and I present it in the middle of the Christmas-Hannukah muddle. After camping alone in New Hampshire on a long weekend, I stopped for lunch on the way home.  It […]

New Window!

window light

I had new windows put in and assumed that the new large-pane windows would not give me the nifty results the old 6-pane windows gave. Pleasantly surprised to see a different sort of window-screen dance going on. So I can continue to take endless portraits of my window.  Small victory.

Sky Leaf

sky leaf

It was actually a Mercedes Benz whose hood was hosting the leaf, the droplets, and the reflection of the clouds. I just wandered past it.

Yellow In December

yellow tree

Climate change? Perhaps. But I don’t recall ever seeing a maple tree reaching December with leaves still in place, let alone yellow foliage. Wouldn’t it be nice if nice things like this were the only outcome of climate change – which we used to call global warming, before we found out that label annoyed the […]

That Window Again

window and sun

I do photograph this window and blind quite often. Whenever it presents me with something interesting. This glimpse is an actual glimpse.

Shopping List


Not that kind of shopping list. I made a list when I got back to my car after shopping today. A list of the things that I found so charming at the market this morning that I needed to save them. The cart collection guy was singing out loud as I walked by. He seemed […]

The Fate of the Second Leaf

fall leaves

I was out for a walk on one of those absurdly warm November days we just had. I liked the look of some pine needles nestled in a fallen leaf but was pondering whether I would pick up and remove a second leaf to the right. As I was pondering two women walked up and […]

Graphic Ratings of the Phases of the Moon

phases of the moon

I have been noticing that certain phases of the moon produce pleasing shapes and those shapes get used in paintings, photos, and graphic designs. But there is another set of phrases, just above the half moon, up to just below the full moon that are not great shapes. They are lumpy. They look like potatoes. […]

Watching Paint Dry

metal box

At my local Benjamin Moore paint store asking for help to paint 48 aluminum boxes with a different color on each side for my newest interactive sculpture. People will be able to move each box up and down and also rotate them. With different colors on each side of the boxes it should be big-time […]