Landscape Photos

Tree Trunk and Still River – Winter in Yosemite

Tree Trunk and Still River - Winter in Yosemite

Droplets of Ice

Droplets of Ice

Tree in Snow with Half Dome — Cook’s Meadow, Yosemite National Park

Tree in Snow with Half Dome -- Cook's Meadow, Yosemite National Park

Tree in Snow – Yosemite National Park

Tree in Snow - Yosemite National Park

A Window to the Snow – The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park

A Window to the Snow - The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park

From a window at the Ahwahnee Hotel, in Yosemite National Park.  I had a quiet breakfast there one extraordinary winter morning (the complimentary bread basket was amazing), and this was my view.   Reminds me of a poem by Louis Macneice: Snow The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was Spawning snow and […]


San Francisco Ocean Beach at Sunset

San Francisco Ocean Beach at Sunset

An old photo.  A perfect sunset.  A ways away.  A different time. Sometimes I miss my hometown.  I miss her especially when I see photos like this.  


First Frost

First Frost

A beautiful, Autumn day, has begun with frost.


An Early Autumn Walk

An Early Autumn Walk

I took a walk in my favorite neighborhood this weekend, and only had my camera phone with me.. Thought I’d post these pretty photos anyway. I love this time of year — the warm light, the cool air, the turning leaves, the anticipation of change, and the magnificent cycle of life. Enjoy the season, Everyone… […]


Cave Hill Cemetery

Cave Hill Cemetery

I took some test shots this weekend during a wonderful walk at the Cave Hill Cemetery.  The beautiful grounds were just beginning to burst into color, and my amateur shots did not do justice to the poignant, peaceful cemetery. Click on an image below to open up the gallery slideshow.  


A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

ON occasion, I find myself without even my pocket camera with me, so I end up taking shots with my mobile phone. While resolution is weak, it doesn’t mean I can’t shoot what I see. This post is the first of a new category — “Mobile” — that is, “phone shots.” These were taken at […]


Autumn in Louisville

Autumn in Louisville

A Memory of Summer on a Hot Autumn Day

A Memory of Summer on a Hot Autumn Day

“As Though To Breathe Were Life”

"As Though To Breathe Were Life"

“..For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments, Myself not least, but honoured of them all; And drunk delight of battle with my peers; Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met..”


The Peace We Have Nearby

The Peace We Have Nearby

Central Park, Louisville

Central Park, Louisville

I took a lovely walk with a sweet companion in Central Park, Louisville this past Memorial Day. Unlike my previous visit to Louisville during a cold, dormant winter, the parks this time, in late May — and all of Louisville for that matter — shimmered in a lush, deep green of Spring. Central Park was […]


“and I began to understand / what the bird was saying..”

"and I began to understand / what the bird was saying.."

“Are there trees near you, and does your own soul need comforting? Quick, then— open the door and fly on your heavy feet; the song may already be drifting away.” Poem excerpt from “Such Singing in the Wild Branches,” in Owls and Other Fantasies, by the incomparable Mary Oliver


Spring Storm Gilt in Gold

Spring Storm Gilt in Gold

A month ago, San Francisco got some wild, stormy weather, which culminated in deep, dramatic, dark blue clouds on the western horizon, gilt in the smoldering embers of a golden sunset.  I was lucky to have been able to catch a few quick shots, before the Arctic winds started to make my fingers numb.


Sutro at Sunset

Sutro at Sunset

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

It seemed to pour down from the sky…


Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

[Originally published on January 27, 2010] I returned, last week, from a remarkable trip to Kentucky, where I stayed with a brilliant, loving, and handsome man, who I love with certainty and beyond all words. While there, we visited, Mammoth Cave National Park, on a clear, crisp sunny morning. Click on any photo in the […]


An Opening Benediction

An Opening Benediction

Benediction I begged It To cleave my heart, Scoop the rotten insides, And replace it with Mountains. I yearned for It to take away the ruins — to plunge what remained Deep Beneath the dirt, And replace me With seasons. It answered with silence. The enclosing Cold gripped me with loose wet clouds dripping waterfalls. […]