Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Nandina Berries

A widely cultivated Asian evergreen (purple?), but these grow wild in my woods.  Bird droppings, I guess.

Monday, January 19, 2015



The white sycamore bark shines through my woods in the winter.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winter Hydrangea

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

These do not drop all their flowers in winter.  Some just sort of dry up and turn white.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Rose of Sharon in Winter

Rose of Sharon

Love the look of the seed pods in winter, but hate the way these things spring up hundreds of baby plants.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Escape From the Children's Zoo!


This has always (well since I took it three years ago) been one of my favorite lucky shots.  Actually, he's running in and not out, but even that shows his excitement.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Soft Winter Flower

Soft Winter Flower
Actually, the flower itself isn't very soft.  It's a dried up Sedum blossom from the yard, stuck in a very small (2") vase carved from one piece of stone, but the light itself is about as soft as I've ever been able to get. I saw an article from on facebook the other day on how to make a do it yourself light tent from cardboard boxes and cloth (, but I wanted something a little more durable.  I bought a Sterlite tub and a couple of cheap desk lamps at Wal-Mart, popped in a couple of daylight LED bulbs, taped in a piece of legal paper, and voila . . . Works pretty well if you ask me, and it can all be packed in the tub and stored in the garage or attic until I get the indoor macro bug again. My infamous black velvet will probably be used too. . . later.

Homemade Soft Box