Symmetry

Pier Reflection When I'm searching for a photographic subject I look for lines: leading lines, intersecting lines, geometric shapes, repeating shapes, etc. I happened upon these pier pilings in the Matanzas River at St. Augustine, FL. The early morning light was fantastic, and the calm water allowed for a near mirror-like reflection. I wished I … Continue reading Symmetry

Fruit Pizza

One family July 4th tradition that has evolved over the years is the fruit pizza resembling the American Flag.  It started long before 2014, I just couldn't find the pictures. Hope you enjoyed the Fourth. Thought for the Day:  We have the right to express our pride in what our forefathers did, and our joy … Continue reading Fruit Pizza

Sarasota at Dawn

Looking across Sarasota Bay, a city park on Lido Key provided an excellent view of Sarasota's skyline.  It was 6:15 AM. I found this place pretty much by accident.  After reviewing several Google maps, I was actually looking for a marina in this area, but the public park provided a much better view.   A few … Continue reading Sarasota at Dawn

Winchester Cathedral

I was puttering around, an "oldies" station playing in the background, when "Winchester Cathedral" came on.  Composed by the New Vaudeville Band in the mid-60's, it's a snappy little number ... nothing like the reserved and reverent structure of its namesake.  I remember the cathedral as a highlight of my visit to the UK. I … Continue reading Winchester Cathedral

Hotel de Haro

Washington State's oldest continually operated hotel, the Hotel De Haro, is located in Roche Harbor on the north side the San Juan Island.   Its 20 rooms have hosted visitors since 1886, including Theodore Roosevelt and John Wayne. Only six of the twenty rooms have en suite bathrooms, other rooms share 4 bathrooms located at the … Continue reading Hotel de Haro

Snoqualmie Falls

One of Washington State's most popular scenic attractions is Snoqualmie Falls.  Height of the falls is 270'.  Maybe it's popular because it has easy access ... and free. It was overcast, cold and drizzling the day I visited, but still spectacular. Thought for the Day:  Do what you can with what you have where you … Continue reading Snoqualmie Falls

Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

Late afternoon and early evening is prime time for photographers in Yosemite Valley, so many iconic subjects bathed in soft, warm, ever-changing light. This shot of Half Dome was taken from Sentinel Bridge, which is a short walk from the Visitor Center.  Easy to find, just follow the people with tripods.  For the three hours, … Continue reading Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

Long Day

It was a hot muggy July day at the Saunders County Fair Grounds in Wahoo, NE, with threatening thunderstorms that occasionally hid the blinding sun.  My 16 year-old granddaughter competed in four events in the 4-H horse show: halter, Western pleasure riding, pole bending and barrel racing. The first event was early morning, and her last … Continue reading Long Day