22 07 2019

I will write a more fitting tribute punctuated by wonderful photos when my head is on straight, but I wanted to share the sad news that my father passed away this morning in hospice care at 1:42 a.m. He was surrounded by love, despite his futile efforts to often keep it at bay.

The physical loss is new–just 14 hours old–but due to his dementia, the loss of the version of my father that I was most familiar with began a few years ago. The last nine years of his life were especially difficult (for both him and his family) after the loss of our mother to ovarian cancer.

He is no longer confused, no longer descending further into the “stygian darkness” (a descriptive he loved to use on his blog) of dementia. I shot the photo below of the two of them a few years before Mom’s passing.

I love you, Dad.

(Excuse the quality of the photo; I’m in Texas and didn’t bring my original files; this is a screen grab so the resolution isn’t up to par.)

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Featured in Shutterbug online!

10 07 2019

Last summer I was contacted by an editor I work with through Nikon and also Shutterbug magazine. He wanted to run a photo and behind-the-shot story of one of my images in the July 2018 issue of the magazine. Then one month before its debut, the print version of the magazine folded (in other words, Shutterbug was shuttered!). This would have been the second time my work would have appeared in the print publication (the first time was when my fern stamps were featured). Last week I got an email asking if they could run it online and I said of course! So here’s the image and the behind-the-shot story. Special thanks to my friend Sherry Goldstein (the woman who pointed this beautiful critter out to me). Click on the link below to go to the post!

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Balloon flower

10 07 2019

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Balloon Flower

Daylily ‘Frans Hals’

10 07 2019

(Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro)

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WEB Yellow and Rust Daylilies

Just another day in paradise

10 07 2019

Meet Moo, one of several cats living in the garden paradise of my friends Ed and Joni in Kentucky.

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WEB Moo in Garden


9 07 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Rust Daylily Vert


Iris fulva (Copper iris)

5 07 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Copper Iris Group