Category: photography

Sunflower Photo Shoot

By , August 31, 2021 7:05 am

My aunt and uncle brought us beautiful sunflowers. Here’s the photo op:

Tomato Days of Summer

By , August 24, 2021 4:13 am

I don’t have a dog, so it can’t be the dog days of summer for me. But I have tomatoes aplenty thanks to Val’s planters. And despite the squirrels’ efforts to steal them.

Also, these oyster and shiitake mushrooms from Waymac Farms (via Peterborough Farmers’ Market) need to get an agent! They are so beautiful and delicious. And obviously fun to photograph!

Avec Tripod

By , April 11, 2020 5:54 pm

Because I started shooting macro photos without a tripod I am very hesitant to use one; it feels so restricting. Once in a while, usually the day after I take some photos and realize it would have been nice to have one, I go out and give the old tripod a try.

Here are some before and after – well, tripod and no-tripod from the backyard again.


with tripod


with tripod

Compared to this image you can see the far left “leaf” is out of focus.

with tripod


plain old plywood that has been outside for 14 years – no tripod



December’s Melting Ice

By , December 31, 2019 1:23 pm

I suppose it’s fitting that these days ice doesn’t stay around for too long. After the freezing rain overnight at the cottage, we went outside to take some photos. By the end, it was mostly dropping water rather than perfect little ice crystals.

It snowed all morning today so next up will be snowy pics, I guess.

Zim Sculpt

By , August 3, 2019 3:15 pm

Truly beautiful works of art, sculptures by Zimbabwean artists at Edwards Gardens. Each one is perfectly placed in just the right location in the extensive gardens. There are a few other photos in my July post. I’ve been twice now and would love to go back at dusk.

This is not the first time I’ve seen Zimbabwean sculpture. Near our cottage is ZimArt: Rice Lake Gallery, another fantastic place to see outdoor art.

I love the variety of subjects: human, animal and geometric.

Brown and Grey

By , March 17, 2015 10:40 am

Even a nice sunny day at the cottage did not reveal very much colour.


By , December 28, 2014 12:21 pm

As many of the readers of this blog know, Bailey is incredibly shy. A few days ago he was lying on a pile of blankets in the hall when Fletch came right up to him and give him a little kiss. They then sat together for a few minutes, just long enough for me to grab the camera. Soon after, Bailey ran away, apparently in terror.



Random NY Architecture

By , March 16, 2014 9:48 am

On our first day in New York, temperature just above zero, we walked from 53rd St. to 4th St. Though our feet were tired we took in a lot of interesting architecture.

Relatives and relativity at the American Museum of Natural History

By , March 15, 2014 3:32 pm

First time at the American Museum of Natural History! We met many relatives, from Lucy to cousin Neanderthal to butterflies! At the Hayden Planetarium, a glass cube with a giant sphere inside, we could visualize the relative size of everything in the universe. Okay, not everything.

The Transit Museum

By , March 15, 2014 1:12 pm

On a brutally cold and windy day we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Transit Museum. To our surprise it was located in an unused subway station. Apart from the informative displays we enjoyed the kid-friendly activities. Photos courtesy of Val Dodge.

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