Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lee's tree redux

Those of you who follow my photography know that I have spent a lot of time photographing Lee's tree. Lee is my wife's oldest and best childhood friend, and an avid gardener. When we moved here to Florida, Lee, who lives in NC, brought me this tree, as a sapling. I planted it near the IntraCoastal Waterway. It grew, over 23 years, to be a beautiful tall, graceful tree. I believe she told me it was a flowering almond. Anyway, it appears to be a member of the Eucalyptus family. Every Spring it would exfoliate it's bark, going from a rough slightly magenta to a lovely Provencale green, fading to gray. Last Autumn we were visited by Hurricane Matthew, who very quickly snapped the tree into the water. I wrote it off as a sad loss. But, come Spring this year there were buds, so, when the tree men were here clearing storm damaged trees, I had them cut Lee's tree back to below the split. Now there is a bounty of new growth and hope for a full recovery.


Mulberry, Roscoe

Monday, April 10, 2017

Hedge and hydrant, Ponte Vedra Beach,MSD

Janie's evil face, PVB

Janie and I were walking last week and she saw this and said look at that scary face. I had the camera but she gets the credit.

For Wes Disney

I took a few workshops from Wes Disney when I lived in Vermont. His teaching and curiosity were and inspiration. He had a wonderful picture, done with an 8x10 camera, of a very similar lifeguard's chair. Every now and then I take one just to keep him in my memory.

African Iris, Garden, Roscoe

Such balance

Statue, Jax Beach

Amy's Nails, Holga

Chairs, PVIC

Potting bench, garden, Roscoe

This is dead center in my backyard garden. All tools migrate here. My daughter's last two Vermont plates and one of my Florida are on the front.

Morning light, pool, PVIC

Umbrella, PVIC

More morning light, PVIC

Sometimes the Holga lens sees color better then my primes.

Thursday, April 6, 2017