Doggie Joy

pooch dog

Been too long since a Moment of Joy penetrated my shell, but it happened this morning. During workout class, with all of us on the floor doing some sort of exercise, in walks a dog with the owner of the biz. Dogs love it when people get down on the floor with them, and here […]

Painted Afternoon

sculpture painting

Sitting under a tree painting the blank white parts of my latest sculpture with whichever pattern comes to be. It is sunny with gentle breezes, birds singing. I am so fortunate as to be able to spend most of this perfect day sitting in the dappled shade dappling my sculpture with unexpected color patterns. It […]

Sibling Intensity

house wren babies

Ok, so they are not bluebirds or anything exotic.  They are baby house sparrows. Their nests are nothing but crude piles of sticks. Wikipedia says a house sparrow is “a symbol of lust, sexual potency, commonness, and vulgarity.” Nevertheless, this image of siblings jammed together in the nest, with big silly beaks and funky feathers […]

Umbria Spring 360

umbria 360

Fly the little drone on a hilltop in Umbria, Italy. Let it take in a 360 view of the countryside. It was only desperation for jobs that would cause anybody to leave Italy for a dirty factory job in New York City.

Both Sides Now, and Yellow

wild mustard and buttercups

Truly just a moment… Walking along at the edge of a field on a stretch of wooden planks and can’t help but notice that the flowers on both side of me are yellow, but different species. On the left is wild mustard, on the right are buttercups. But they agree that yellow is the color […]

Moment of Joy, Delayed

bluebird in tree

I was waiting around near the bird house where, after five years of no-show, a pair of bluebirds are making a home for their babies. I spot a bird in a tree nearby, but can’t see what it is, but with a telephoto lens I take a photo. Later, on the computer I open the […]

Not a Miracle?

spring tree flower

I suppose if it happens every year it can’t be counted as a miracle, and yet finding a flower on a tree that has looked dormant or dead since November… seems like a miracle.

Door Cat

door cat

Everybody said no. Don’t put in a full length glass front door.  You’ll lose privacy. You’ll lose heat. But I did it anyway. For one thing, I wanted a lot more light coming in and plan to put a big plant there. But the real reason is shown here. I thought there was a good […]

Dog Joy

good dog

So here I am walking along to get something from my car and coming the other way is a woman with a dog on a leash.  And the dog just radiates bouncy friendliness. So I kneel as they pass to say hello. The dog never breaks stride walking behind it’s human, but turns my way […]

Dancing Leaves

dancing leaves

There are so many ways that autumn leaves entertain us. I came upon this pair, dancing together on the yellow line of a parking lot. I am not sure of the music they were dancing to, but something very romantic, I suspect.