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Lucky Little Hopper

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A friendly toad
Central Maryland (June 2017)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

There’s nothing quite like the chill of seeing movement down by your feet just after passing over a patch of lawn that you thought was clear of any critters.  And so it was with this little guy, who hopped over to the side of this utility cover in our yard right after our electric push-mower whooshed over the top of his hiding place.

When did this occur?  About twenty minutes before posting this image.  I checked him/her carefully to make sure he/she was okay, then let him/her wander off, while I went inside to post-process the image and cool down from the heat for a bit.

We rarely see toads or frogs in our yard anymore; this is the first large toad we’ve seen in over three years (the last one can be seen here), so we always keep an eye peeled for them while we’re doing yard work.

One Last Sunrise

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Sunrise at the marina
Ridge, Maryland (April 2017)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

By the time you read this, we will be underway — moving our Pearson 303 down to Deltaville, Virginia.  After six wonderful years with Shearwater, it’s time for someone else to enjoy her; so once we get her moved, she’s going on the market. Continue Reading →

Kitteh Update

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Autumn at her "who... me?" bestCentral Maryland (February 2017)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Autumn at her “who… me?” best
Central Maryland (February 2017)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

I’ve had several people enquire about our two Maine Coon cats that we welcomed into our home a little more than a year ago.  How are they doing?  Perfectly fine, thank you very much.  How are we doing in comparison?  Whew, what a loaded question. Continue Reading →

Improved Dublin Coddle

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Dublin CoddleCentral Maryland (January 2017)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Dublin Coddle
Central Maryland (January 2017)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Now for something different.  Long time readers will recognize this, as I posted an earlier version just over five years ago.  

I‘ve been refining this wonderful dish for about thirteen years (I don’t even read a recipe for it now) and it’s a huge crowd pleaser.  What’s more, it’s incredibly easy to make and consists of just seven ingredients: Continue Reading →

My Best Images From 2016

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Dupont Circle -- Washington, DC (August 2014)Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8Kodak T-Max 100 + Commercial monochrome processing

Dupont Circle
Washington, DC (August 2014)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak T-Max 100 + Commercial monochrome processing

Adieu 2016.  We hardly knew ye…

Here — in no special order — are the very best images I shared with you during the past twelve months.  They include digital and film photographs, both color and monochrome — from rangefinder film cameras, various film and digital point-and-shoots, and iPhones (the specifics are in the captions of each image). Continue Reading →

The Big Empty

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Big Hole ValleyJackson, Montana (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Big Hole Valley
Jackson, Montana (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Butch Hill is the name of the short brown summit to the right of this frame; one of the summits to the far left in the distance is Bloody Dick Peak, so named for an Englishman that said “bloody” a lot, while living in the area during the 1860’s (I just learned this tidbit while researching place names for this post). Continue Reading →

Apparition

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The Last Supper by Albert SzukalskiRhyolite, Nevada (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

The Last Supper by Albert Szukalski
Rhyolite, Nevada (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

I can’t imagine stumbling across this on a dark and stormy night, after tying one on at watering hole some distance away and trying to make my way home.  Shudder…

Sacred to the Salish and Kootenai

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Mount CalowahcanMission Mountains, Montana (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Mount Calowahcan
Mission Mountains, Montana (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Our recent road trip through Montana was filled with such delights… snow-capped mountains, long glacial valleys, big skies, and — in many places — no one else except for us.  This image above, for example, was taken along US Route 93, just north of Kicking Horse Reservoir.  And as you can see, there wasn’t another soul visible for miles.  It makes for a wonderful, restful, and welcoming respite (and there were honey bees!) from the hectic pressure-cooker pace of our normal life back in Maryland. Continue Reading →

Urban Geometry in the West

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Williams Feed Dillon, Montana (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Williams Feed
Dillon, Montana (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Just so everyone understands — “au revoir” means I’ll see you again… it does not mean I’m never coming back.  My intent is to share images when I feel like it now, and not feeling internally required to do so.  I think this will make for better images and improved posts over time.

At any rate, this is not an “I’m back”; this is “I never left, but needed a break and will be doing things differently now”.

Going Dark

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The solar terminator approaches Southwestern Montana (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

The solar terminator approaches
Southwestern Montana (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Long time readers will know that I have been posting daily — or more often — since October 2010.  After migrating from Google’s Blogger platform to WordPress in April 2013, I had to do a lot of clean-up (flushing over 1,500 posts in the process) and decided to make as much of the content here as original as possible, principally from my photography.

I’ve now reached a point where I need to take a break from posting new content daily and concentrate on other things instead.

Will I return?  I have no idea at the present… but I do thank you, gentle readers, for visiting my site over the past many years, spending some time viewing my images, and commenting when you felt compelled to do so.  Thank you so very much; you have no idea what it has meant to me.

Au revoir!