A Shiny Pebble

We are descendants of the creatures that picked the shiny pebbles from the river.  We love to touch, experience and be part of a community.  I love this example of a shiny pebble.  The owner of this small shop has created an icon that is experiential, differentiates and tells a story about what you are likely to encounter in the community that he has…

What is your art?

All people have art in them. For some it’s music or painting. For others its the written word. And, for some it is the ability to see something in others or inspire. But for sure all of us have art, the ability to create something where previously there was nothing, inside of us. All we have to do is let it out. 

The Greatest

RIP Champ June 3, 2016

Light Houses of Martha’s Vineyard

One of my favorite experiences on Martha’s Vineyard is always a visit to the lighthouses of the island.  There is something magical and powerful about a lighthouse and their enduring strength that resists everything that Mother Nature throws at it in order to guide sailors safely home. These are two of my favorites.       The lighthouse at Gay Head is in danger…

Fortress wall of the Forbidden City

  A recent trip to Beijing resulted in a few hours to walk around the Forbidden City.  The smog was almost unbearable – I didn’t recover for weeks after returning to the US.  But, I did manage to capture a handful of images that I liked.  This one of the fortress wall around the Forbidden City is interesting.  I used Photoshop and Lightroom to…

Abby the Great

Abby had ACL surgery in September of ’13 so we were more than a little concerned that she would not be able to hunt again.  We went out on Saturday for a short hunt at Black Meadow in New York’s Warwick Valley.  We put four birds out and she found five – not unusual for Abby, she is always cleaning up after lesser dogs….

A walk through Siena

While in Tuscany this summer we spent a few hours walking around Siena . A spectacular Tuscan hill town, Siena is a wonderful walk through the middle ages. These ancient iron rings are throughout Siena. Used to secure your horse (or other animal) while you did business in town, they are so well used that indents from the ring striking the wall can be…

Birdman at Musée du Louvre

Sometimes the street is a wonderful place. While walking the grounds of the Louvre I encountered this special soul.

Tin Cup

One of my earliest memories is of my grandfather working out by the barn on a hot summer day. He would occasionally stop and walk over to the hand pump by the basin we used to draw water for the cattle, grab an old tin cup that was there and pump the handle of the well pump, running the water until it was cold….