Herein is documented the short but brilliant life of a tulip in my garden.
It was an overcast day, with intermittent drizzle, but it held off long enough to wander around the grounds of this wonderful place for the better part of an hour. Indeed, the soft light created some opportunity that was a little different, and I’m grateful for it. Regular viewers of my work will be familiar with [...]
Most of these shots were taken in my garden, which up to a few years ago would have astounded folks who know me well. Some of them were taken down the road a ways – I guess I was in a garden state of mind.
Maybe it’s my imagination, but Spring seems late in coming to the woods this year. Here we are at the end of April and except for the forsythia (which is out of place in the woods to begin with) not much around here seems to be very enthusiastic. Ah, well, it will come and then [...]
This is not your usual Burnside feel-good, intimate nature or grand landscape entry. This is about you. This show consists of images from a walk around “the block.” My block is basically about a mile around – a half mile along the lake road, and then a mile back on an old dirt road up [...]
I guess this is my first spring walk through the woods, though I had to look pretty hard to find evidence of spring.
I found Stonehedge Gardens quite by accident by playing around with an iPhone app, called “Roadtrippers.” It’s a good app in concept, but the execution – not so much. It did, however, lead me to Stonehedge Gardens, a wonderful place a few miles south of Tamaqua. From their web site: The mission of Stonehedge Gardens is to [...]
Having returned from the photographer’s paradise of the Maine Coast, I took up my regular habits again… Up the hill, left into the woods; out of the woods into the meadow; regard with mixed feelings the new windmills; left again into the woods; around the circle and down the hill through the tall evergreens; past [...]
Somewhat strapped for material lately, I had a storm of activity after a recent storm passed through.
The light just before and after sunset is almost always nice, but it’s especially nice after a good hard rain.
Having plenty of time on a return trip from NJ, I decided to explore the West Bank of the Delaware River north of the Water Gap. Last fall, I became enamored of the East Bank, along Old Mine Road. Of course this looks toward Pennsylvania. As far as the near side is concerned, it it [...]
Perhaps it is the influence of my three sisters, but I have come to enjoy gardening. If you had told me when I was ten years old that I would do so, I would have denied it. My little garden overlooks the lake road and the lake itself, so I can sort of watch the [...]
The thing I love about this little place is that it’s accessible – if you have a half hour to kill, you can always find something new.
Spring is arriving in the woods of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The is evident in the broad view (Lookit all that green!) as well as the close up view of new life emerging from the ground. Look up and see it against the sky. Look down and see it in small ways. Look not only for green, [...]
The part of the latest walk in the woods that was not included in the milkweed extravaganza was pretty nice too. The forsythia is still resplendent, and I encountered no bears. The light was beautiful. Life is good. ps: There are several panoramic images in this collection, which are much improved by viewing the show [...]
I recently discovered that the Back Mountain Recreation Area, which heretofore I had thought consisted only of playing fields of various description, has a rather nice trail system. I visited the other day and found early signs of spring.
Sitting on my front porch watching a thunderstorm approach, I never imagined that the day would turn out nice. Having finished the daily puzzles, I decided to pay the taxes and go to my favorite lunch spot (Something Special, in Kingston). By the time I returned home, it was a wonderful warm day with nice [...]
Mountain Loop Trail is 3.0 miles long and is billed as the “Most Difficult” trail in the park. It’s not so bad, really. There’s no actual climbing involved, unless you consider walking uphill as climbing. The worst you could say about it is that it’s two miles up and one mile down. (That’s a joke.) [...]
Sometimes you just get the urge to violate all the rules.
So my photo-shooting buddy Phil and I decide to go out for an hour or so to our normally accessible pond, where we can always find something to keep us occupied prior to our traditional breakfast around sunset. Only the pond wasn’t so accessible, due to extreme mud on the path leading to it. Plan [...]
The devastation caused by the winds of TS Irene on the hill where I go walking is terrible. I have been struggling a bit as to how it might be depicted, but it’s a stubborn subject. Today I took a walk up there with something different in mind, prompted by yesterday’s haul of some brush [...]
I spent a good part of the day at the Lands at Hillside Farm Education Center doing some (Gasp!) product photography for their up-and-coming new web site, and just as I was driving down the access road, so were the cows coming in from the fields. I had to let them pass, and as I [...]
While on Cape Cod, I stayed in a delightful little house deep in the woods of South Wellfleet, surrounded by magnificent gardens. As regular viewers will imagine, I moved right in on the flowers, looking for water drops on leaves and bugs. I previewed the images to a wise friend and it was suggested – [...]
A baker’s dozen butteryfly shots. Yes, I know, butterflies again. I can’t help it – I like them. I thought I had it under control and then I visited Creekside Gardens, just south of Tunkhannock on Route 29 – and they have a “butterfly house”! And, of course, I had my macro lens. The rest [...]