Monday, March 31, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Shale Hollow Preserve in Delaware County. Steve and I visited this park for the first time last weekend. The forest has a lot of young beech trees, which hang onto their leaves through the winter. The landscape this past weekend was a study in grays and browns, but I like the contrasts for these gentle winter shades.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Flickr just announce that they will no longer support Blogger, so I'm not sure what will happen to my backlog of photos on the blog. Just a heads-up.
This photo was made while riding the Paris metro.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Another of my informal portrait series from Paris. Street photography in Paris is an interesting exercise in social interaction. My favorite photos were the ones where I had a chance to talk to the people I ended up photographing.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Some street photography near the metro stop at St. James. Paris is such an amazing place for people watching - there is so much openness in the socializing that occurs there. Restaurants, street corners, cafes, brasseries, patisseries, other shops - full of people who communicate with one another. It's not the American way, for sure, where everyone is afraid to make eye contact with strangers. I think citizens in this country have been made paranoid by the "news" that is presented as a fear-mongering machine.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I was looking through my photo archive today and decided I should pull out some informal portraits from my Paris trip last May. Steve and I met this gentleman at a park below Sacre Couer in Montmartre. We had a fun time trying to communicate in French with him. I finally pulled out my iPad and used the translate program.... I can't remember what we were talking about, but it might have been something to do with a big storm that had just struck the USA.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Sigh. It's taking too long for the warm weather to stick around here in central Ohio. The temps are wandering up and down, and my daffodils are just barely starting to poke up above the ground.... Soon, I hope, flowers will arrive to cheer me up.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
We had a taste of warm weather yesterday. Not enough to finish melting the lingering snow piles, but a good start. We are definitely in mud season, judging by the stuff the dogs picked up on our walk along the bike path. Soon, we'll see some spring ephemerals coming into bloom. I, for one, can't wait!
Friday, March 07, 2014
Early winter scene (actually, late autumn) from last December. Spring Break is next week, but we've still be in Arctic blasts of cold air. It's supposed to warm up today, which will, hopefully, melt the rest of the snow that's hanging about around here.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
This was the sky yesterday as I was walking back to my car at the end of the day. I had only my iPhone along, so this is not the best quality of photo I could have made, but one uses the camera at hand in circumstances such as this. This bank of clouds passed by very quickly, so there was only the chance at hand to compose this particular image.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
I made this photo earlier this winter. At the time I thought to myself, "Cool! We have a good snow this year." Little did I realize that we would be having several good snows throughout the winter, not to mention the multiple polar vortices. I'm in St. Louis today, heading back home after the Botanical Society of America board meeting finishes this morning. We're under a winter storm watch where the forecast is for 8 - 12 inches of snow, starting late tonight. I just hope I can get home before it all starts...