Friday, July 29, 2011

Dalia doh!!! "Dahlia" time...

This won't be the last picture I post of our Dahlia. This guy has been with us for several years now - lying dormant in the garage all winter and then coming to life every summer. It seems (to have) a deeper color than in past years and is just gorgeous.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I'm endlessly fascinated by the lilies in our back yard. They are so beautiful by themselves and serve as such an attraction for all sorts of winged creatures.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's hot!

Meg got this shot (through the screen) of this guy succumbing to the hot weather. It's just too hot to stand up!

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Book Available!

We are really excited to publish our first book through! We actually developed the book with the intention of entering it into the Photography Book Now competition but amazingly missed the submission deadline.

This is a travel book consisting of some of our favorite photos from around the world (that sounds more exotic than it is) rendered in Black and White to explore the textures and new meanings hidden behind the color.

Take a look and let us know what you think!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Juvinile Robin

The other day at work, an interesting bird was clumsily feeding outside my window. I guessed correctly that it was a young robin. Sadly I was shooting through tinted glass but was able to Photoshop out some of the distortion. 

Beautiful bird!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


This time of year, completely out of the blue, mushrooms appear all over the place. There are a tremendous variety of them ranging from those crazy Indian Pipe things to the more conventional lawn based toadstools.

I found this one yesterday morning and just love how the toadstool looks sprinkled with little flavor crystals.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Meg snapped this shot of one of this years fawns in our front yard. These youngsters are all ears and legs!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Squirrel Week - Episode 4 - The finale

It has come to my attention that not everyone enjoys observing the callous indifference that our squirrel and chipmunk friends have for our plans, whether those plans include putting seed out for the birds or growing geraniums free from the wanton deadheading of mischievous red squirrels.

I certainly won't attempt to change your mind about such things but I will point out the simple joy in letting go and watching how nature decides to conduct itself. It's sometimes cute, sometimes comical, sometimes family oriented and some times decidedly menacing and without mercy. I'm entertained by the former and squeamish but accepting of the latter especially when we find our predatory friends (foxes and raptors) in our neighborhood.

In the end I'm thankful for the opportunity to see all these creatures doing their thing despite the huge messy, destructive footprint we humans have made on the land. When I think of our impact, I really would prefer not to control whether the red squirrel misbehaves and nips of the near blooming bud of the geranium. I'm just psyched he's here and having a good day!

Oh and sometimes it's just funny.

Have a great Friday Red!