Archive for April, 2010

“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.


Protected: New Skellig: April 1, 2010 – Holy Thursday

New Skellig: April 1, 2010 - Holy Thursday

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Protected: New Skellig: November 15, 2009

New Skellig: November 15, 2009

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Protected: New Skellig: October 25, 2009

New Skellig: October 25, 2009

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The Waiting

The Waiting

I arrived a bit early for Easter Vigil services at Grace Cathedral this year. Like most places hosting this solemn evening service, the interior of the Gothic cathedral was dimmed of all but the most necessary light. Unlike most places, however, Grace Cathedral is a massive building, and while the effect of this soaring, voluminous […]


Inside Grace Cathedral

Inside Grace Cathedral