Puppy Luv

Jon and Puppy by Frank Siteman

First off, this doesn’t quite belong in the Moments of Joy segment of this website. Because it was not a moment. It was an entire hour of Frank Siteman’s new puppy sleeping in my lap while I stroked her. So it was either a long chain of Moments of Joy, or perhaps an Hour of […]

Winter Tree

winter tree

https://vimeo.com/506267793 When there is a gentle snow, without wind, the trees get frosted and I took my little drone out and flew it up the side of the tree outside my house… definitely a Winter Moment of Joy.

Green Hay

green hay

While I have not posted any Moments of Joy for quite a while, that does not mean there weren’t any. Just that other kinds of moments tended to overwhelm those more fragile sorts. A few days ago I went to buy birdseed at a large, local, hardware store that carries a fair amount of farm […]

Autumn, Pure and Simple

fall leaves

There are few subjects more over-photographed than leaves in fall. Nevertheless, when I come upon two leaves as anxious as these maples to have their photo taken,  I can not say no. I thought that the setting sun resonates with the sense of ending that autumn brings and that may help elevate the image above […]

Still Life With Cat + Book

cat book

Don’t get me wrong; I love dogs and cats equally. But no dog that ever existed would be capable of placing itself perfectly on this book, each morning.  There are delicate Moments of Joy that only cats can bring. Dogs have others (see animated image below). Various disclaimers needed. To my photography buddies, if you […]

Foliage and Snow

Fall Leaf and Snow

The magic of snow with fall colors is a guaranteed delight. Here is a group from the Burlington, Massachusetts Common. This is across the street from where I took a sister group of photos of snow on our Sculpture Park and not far from Mary Cummings Park where I took some sunny day-after photos. A […]

Autumn Ramble

walk in autumn

Saturday was warm. We walked along a rail rail for miles. A day with the colors and smells of Autumn is grounds for many Moments of Joy… this is just one.

A Very Big Oak Leaf

big oak leaf

Right near my house is a little oak sapling, barely six feet tall. And growing on this little tree was the largest oak leaf I ever recall seeing. It was ready to come off, so I plucked it and took a selfie with it. I realize I don’t look happy in the selfie, but that […]

Magenta vs Green

magenta and green leaves

Two points of view on autumn. The magenta leaves, which I learned are winged euonymus, an asian shrub that is now common here. The green are wild grape vines. The euonymus states that “It is fall, time to put on the party clothes and celebrate. “ But the grape vine pokes through and counters with […]

Benign Blue and Red

virginia creeper berries

After last night’s nightmare presidential debate more Joy is needed. Here is one of my all-time favorite treats that nature provides: deep blue berries of Virginia creeper, but with extraordinary bright red stems, which I suspect were tossed in purely for aesthetic reasons by the creeper committee. Of course, there is some irony in this […]