What's Hangin'?

            Here's where you can find my work for the next couple of months: Photos at Avanti Salon, 2040 Green Road, Ann Arbor June 5 until August 7 Detroit Artist Market Gift Shop Anton Art Center Gift Shop Lawrence Street Gallery Studio West Gallery Michigan Fine Arts Competition, [...]

Insects/Nature

I always find it difficult to call beautiful butterflies like these insects.  Somehow the name just doesn't fit them.  But insects they are.  They are in the order Lepidoptera and according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, there are "more than 155,000 species of butterflies, moths, and skippers."  Butterflies are familiar to us because they fly during[...]

Tell Me Why

This one will take a bit of explaining. It's a composite of several photos/backgrounds that I took or created in PhotoShop for an entry into a show called How Many More that addressed the topic of gun violence in America. The show was in March at the Lawrence Street Gallery.  It was a hot topic, and we got a huge crowd in for opening night.  On June 2, which[...]

Those Eyes - and then some

In keeping with the photo a day challenge topic, I'm doing a catch up since the week has been extraordinarily busy.  When I stopped at Bananas, the next topic was water fun (8th).  I added this picture of a man paddling his kayak along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  Paddling the wild beauty of Lake Superior along this lakeshore is still on my bucket[...]

Bananas

Here's a fellow either loading or unloading bunches of bananas on/off the boat.  I shot this picture at Puerto Bocas del Toro in the Republic of Panama when we visited that captivating area in Jan 2014.  Why am I posting these old pictures?  Because I am (1) finally getting to them and (2) I joined a Facebook group called Photo a Day Challenge.  Each day is [...]

Perigee Moon

I took this photo of the perigee moon (or super moon) on 9-28-15 @ 1:57 a.m. EST.  I couldn't sleep.  My mom had died in hospice the day before.  My mind wouldn't turn off - so many things to do and not sure where I should even start.  I knew it was going to be a super moon and that it was going to undergo an eclipse.  I decided to sit on the deck and watch [...]

Out of Chicago - Chapter 1

Last week at this time, I was hangin’ out in Chicago.  I hadn’t been to Chicago for years, and I’d forgotten what a thriving and beautiful city it is.  I took the Megabus to Chicago from Detroit.  I had not done that bus trip before, but it was well worth the $55 round trip fare that I paid – including reserved seats.  The Megabus has WiFi, electrical outlet[...]

Chapter 2 - Wandering in Iceland

If I have to get lost, Iceland is a great place in which to be adrift.  Though not really lost, I am without a map of this country so I have no clue where I’m going.  That might be a good thing really.  It will force me to go with the flow and stop being in charge.  It’ll feel good to just be a follower. So, on my second day in Iceland and my first day wi[...]

Chapter 1 - I arrive in Iceland

Last Sunday, after spending 8+ hours at Boston's Logan Airport, I boarded Iceland Air for my flight over to Reykjavik.  This trip was a long time in the planning stage, and now I'm sitting here in Reykjavik on a sunny, balmy (30 degrees F) Sunday afternoon writing this post.  Getting ready to go out and explore a little of the city, but I'm really not in too[...]