Winter Weeds


Been a while since I’ve gone for a stroll in the woods. What with the weather being what it was and my gig at Amazon, going on a walk didn’t appear all that appealing. The temps soared above freezing and the boredom level was pretty high so I headed out for a stroll. I usually […]

TV Time

tv time

TV time for Jerry the Cat. Not much to watch on television the other day and found a cat documentary on Netflix. Until now, Jerry the Cat would only watch Blackhawks games with me. 50 minute documentary and he watched most of it. Go figure.

Every summer I head out to a big family reunion. Over 150 family members show up for a fun weekend of fun and catching up on the past years happenings. Quite a few folks attend the Saturday night dinner which is huge but nothing like the dinner on Sunday. This years reunion was held on […]

A Short Summer Walk

Nectar Break

It’s been an odd summer around here. It seems the whole summer has been hot and humid and not much fun to be outside. Also it would appear that when I have gone out for walks, my camera hasn’t been with me. I was more interested in looking around and not so interested in making […]



This is a sunshine picture I made over the weekend with my phone. It never fails. Whenever there is some really cool light I’m either inside or in my car. Saturday was a crazy weather day. A little sunshine followed by a blizzard. This kept happening all day. Pretty wild. While out running a few […]

I made this portrait of Kramer this morning. Kramer the Bearded Dragon is pretty laid back and he was in full chill mode this morning. I had just uploaded a few pictures from last night and had my camera on the desk so I thought I would practice a little bit with the manual focus […]

Local Swim Team

swim team

I was asked to make pictures for this year swim team at my son’s old High School. Quite a few of the guys know me so that makes things a lot easier in that they are a lot more relaxed when I’m on deck vs the old days when I shot for the local paper. […]



Life is a series of milestones. My son Kieran reached a big one in November of this year. Kieran became a United States Marine. Kieran’s Mom and I made the trip down to MCRD Parris Island for the graduation ceremony and talk about a trip down memory lane! It’s been a long time since I […]

The Goose Family

goose family

This was a family portrait I made last May. This was a pretty cool goose family as far as goose families go. None of the parents were hissing at me nor did they attempt to chase me away which is pretty unusual. Geese are very territorial and don’t look kindly on interloping guys trying to […]



There is a yard I drive by every morning. In this particular yard there is a patch of these shrooms every fall. I have taken pictures of these before but this year the light was really nice which always helps. These guys didn’t look all that exciting in color so I tried going b&w via […]

Local Weed


Continuing on from the last post…it’s always a good idea to look around for things of interest while you’re out shooting your intended subject. That evening I went out to shoot the hay bales started out as an exercise in futility. Sort of like shooting parades for me. More often than not I end up […]