Herein is documented the short but brilliant life of a tulip in my garden.
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.
What I had intended as a series of sunset pictures presented me with a nice surprise as darkness fell – the perfect ending.
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.
View in Full Screen: Click the square thing on the corner just above. Being born on Valentine’s Day has its pros and cons. When you are young, you are “a Little Valentine,” which wears thin before you might think, at least if you’re a boy. As you get a little older, you have to gush [...]
Drove through a white-out on the way home – took forever! But it was worth it, for when I arrived, there was an inch and a half of fresh new snow on the ground and lots of drama in the sky!
Having been down in the Valley for a meeting, I arrived home just after five to find the Lake bathed in fog. Fog is difficult to shoot, sometimes, but the patterns were interesting – being more like low clouds than conventional fog (whatever that is). Regrettably, due to the sudden warm-up which produced the fog, [...]
There’s something almost magical about the late afternoon light in the woods, and even more so when the light can play in the snow. This is one of my favorite spots in the whole world, and apparently I’m not alone – there were so many animal tracks! And, apart from one set of tire tracks, [...]
The back of my house faces east, so it gets sunlight early in the day. If conditions are right, this causes snow to melt on the roof which in turn results in pretty impressive icicles, because the sun passes to the front of the house by early afternoon and the temperature drops out back. So [...]
I finally made it out for a walk in the snow. Temperature at about 30 and winds calmed down. I still got mighty cold, but the unexpected nice light at sunset warmed me right up. Happy New Year!
My garden is maybe 30 by 40 feet, small enough that I can mostly keep up with the weeds and pruning, but not so small that it doesn’t offer certain fascinations. If you take enough shrinking pills, there’s a whole universe of wonders to explore, especially on a frosty morning. rime1 [rahym] noun 1. Also called rime ice. an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of supercooled waterdroplets [...]
You just can’t beat a still lake and warm afternoon sun for inspiration.
Anyone familiar with my work knows I have a thing for sunsets. This one, however, is a little bit of a departure. I set out for a late-afternoon walk and, as usual for me when walking in the woods, time got away from me. Being in the woods after dark is no treat, but today [...]
Moving in close on a crop of mushrooms in Good Neighbor Joe’s front yard.
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 [...]
Finding shoreline to explore at Harveys Lake is a challenge, but I know the right places. Every time I visit, something is different, maybe because of the weather or the season of the year, or maybe just because of the recent additions of flotsam and jetsam. The former is that which results from the result [...]
Every once in a while, you get lucky.
For some reason, Harveys Lake serves up organized fireworks not on the Fourth of July, but on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. I’m not sure why, but it has been this way long enough to become a tradition. Perhaps the Powers That Be didn’t want to be in competition with the various other fireworks displays [...]
A selection of sky shots from August. How did it go by so fast?
For over a half century, I have been fed, entertained, educated and made to feel at home by the family who bought the place next door to my family’s home at Harveys Lake. Earlier this month, Doc died at the age of 93, fully sensate nearly to the last. His lovely wife died in 1974, [...]
Somewhat strapped for material lately, I had a storm of activity after a recent storm passed through.
Ephemeral things (from Greek εφήμερος – ephemeros, literally “lasting only one day”) are transitory, existing only briefly. Typically the term is used to describe objects found in nature, although it can describe a wide range of things. (Wikipedia) I think there is a natural, if unconscious, connection between being a photographer and being attracted to [...]