A steak of light in the deep blue

Am writing this while on vacation- we left nearly three weeks ago and have enjoyed a visual feast of back roads here in the Western U.S. One goal was to stay off interstate highways and while slower, it has paid off fantastically in both the view from the car and the relaxing pace. Highly recommended … Continue reading


My Aunt was going through some things in storage and came across several boxes full of these tiny perfume bottles. Grandma Anita had been collecting these for years, souvenirs from travels and presents from friends and other family members. It was really interesting to go through all these little bottles and imagine the accumulation of fingerprints … Continue reading

Redbuds in Virginia

A recent business trip found me in Virginia for some training. I stumbled upon this scene on the grounds of the training facility one day after class. Apparently called Redbud Trees, these were all over and all blooming with this wonderfully contrasting dark bark. The details: Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm lens @55mm. ISO 200, 1/40th @f4.0 … Continue reading

A Brand New Friend

Went for a walk around the neighborhood today and saw that a neighbor had a large bed of grape hyacinth in bloom. Reminds me a bit of the picture from a couple months ago from Versailles, only less… French and marbley. This is my first week after having made the switch to Fujifilm. Well maybe … Continue reading