Saturday, December 30, 2006

Christmas Day portrait of "Georgia." Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. 25 December 2006.

Friday, December 29, 2006

On the fifth day of Christmas... I'm finally getting a chance to post something! I suppose this could be titled "Global warming Christmas"; instead of getting to shoot fluffy white snow on the holly with my new Zuiko 50mm 2.0 macro lens, it's rain! Alas. But it still looked pretty. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. 26 December 2006.

Friday, December 22, 2006

It's been very busy at work (surprise!) so I haven't had much time to post anything, much less take any photos! This peace lilly from a trip to New Zealand a couple of years ago will serve as my prayer for peace, until I have a chance to post again..... Coromandel peninsula, North Island. 21 June 2004.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Rain from the window of The Canadian. 17 October 2006.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

There's a small pond around the corner that has a fountain in the middle of it. As the sun was getting lower in the sky the spray was enough to get me to stop the car and shoot a few pics. All I had with me was a 50-200mm lens, so it's a pretty close up shot. I love the chaos of the water going everywhere, with just the drops in the foreground in focus. 9 December 2006.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

In fact, by morning the little snow hats hadn't blown away, they'd just gotten a little top-heavy! Isn't it amazing that it hasn't toppled over? 5 December 2006.

Monday, December 04, 2006

We're in the midst of a lake-effect snow band at the moment and it's producing lots of fluffy snow. Although the light wasn't very good I took this photo at night, because I was afraid that by daybreak the little six inch 'hats' that the berries were wearing might have blown off. Stay tuned-- they may be 8" hats by tomorrow! 4 December 2006.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

It really is a color photo! This was taken on my cross-Canada train ride on The Canadien. Manitoba. 17 October 2006.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Remember those berries outside the back door (see the archives for October 28, 2006)? We had a bit of snow yesterday and it quickly started to accumulate on the berries. I love the air bubbles in the frozen drip (as with all these images you can double click to enlarge). 2 December 2006.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

At the southern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, there is this seemingly unremarkable formation of rocks pointing south to Antartica. What you don't see or can't tell from this picture is that the rocks are actually HUGE-- each one of these are about 100 meters high-- and quite remarkable when you're there in the midst of it! 7 June 2002.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Things got a little out of hand at the Thanksgiving dinner table (who knew they made ReddiWhip in chocolate?). 25 November 2006.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Near Topeka, Indiana. 22 November 2006.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

These were pretty happy looking chickens that we saw yesterday in the Amish country of northern Indiana. Perhaps it was because they knew that they weren't likely to be eaten for dinner today? Near Middlebury, Indiana. 22 November 2006.

Monday, November 20, 2006

When our friends Pamela and David were here in October we had a nice walk at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. these are some of the fungi we happened upon. 3 October 2006.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

I'm attending a meeting in Chicago today with the Presiding Bishop, so it seemed like a good time for another photo from her Investiture at Washington Cathedral. Today she told the assembled members of the church's committees, comissions, agencies and boards to get to work. "Do it faithfully. Do it with energy. Do it with passion.You can help us change the world." 4 November 2006.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Intense checkers players in Singapore. 26 July 2006.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

...Gosh, if all the Episcopal elite look small in comparison to the Washington Cathedral, look how small the politicians look in this other photo I took from the airplane window leaving Washington after the Investiture. 4 November 2006.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

...And even Washington Cathedral looks small from the air. Guess it's all a matter of perspective, eh? 4 November 2006.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Even the most powerful members of the Episcopal Church look very small in relation to the enormity of Washington Cathedral. 4 November 2006.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Bishop Jefferts Schori blesses those assembled at her investiture as the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Washington Cathedral. 4 November 2006.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I have to admit to very mixed feelings about the American flag-- everything from "it was very important to my father and therefore it's important to me" to "I'm embarrassed to be associated with it when it's on weapons and when it gets turned into an idol." Having said that, the light at the Washington Monument was spectacular as the sun was setting and moon was rising over the Capitol late this afternoon. Washington, DC. 2 November 2006.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

There's a pond around the corner from the cathedral, and today the resident swans looked beautiful in the late afternoon light. 1 November 2006.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Traveling across Canada on the Canadian was a wonderful experience, even when seeing mile after mile of this! Manitoba. 17 October 2006.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

There's a hawthorne tree by our door that looks quite beautiful at this time of year (and also when the snow stacks up on the berries), but otherwise those darn (smashed) berries get tracked everywhere! 25 October 2006.

Friday, October 27, 2006

It snowed a few days ago, and the next day the snow melted off the trees. The dripping sound was quite loud! You can see the water droplets forming at the end of each branch. 24 October 2006.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I've been experimenting a bit shooting RAW images-- this was one of the first. I was struck by the way the sunlight was hitting the bare branches of this tree, while simultaneously adding an orange glow to the trees that had yet to lose their leaves. Taken at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Kalamazoo. 24 October 2006.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Old railroad ties, from The Canadian. Saskatchewan. 16 October 2006.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Pyramid Falls, as seen from The Canadian. Near Jasper, British Columbia. 16 October 2006.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Somewhere in Northern Manitoba, from The Canadian. 18 October 2006.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Flowers outside of All Saints Chapel at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. 13 October 2006.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Berkeley Rose Garden, Berkeley, California. 12 October 2006.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Fall in the reconciliation labyrinth, the Cathedral of Christ the King, Kalamazoo, MI. 28 September 2006.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Harvest moon at the Cathedral of Christ the King. 5 October 2006.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Sunset from VerSluis-Dickinson Park, Kalamazoo. 3 October 2006.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

We dedicated our new peace pole last Sunday, but it was too rainy to get a good picture of it. In English, Hebrew, Arabic and Xhosa it says, "May peace prevail on earth." 28 September 2006.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

A little miracle out in the labyrinth yesterday-- these easter lillies were planted in the late spring (why, after easter, of course!) and I'm told usually take a year before they bloom again. But out there, in the midst of all the dying-off cycle off Fall, there's this wonderful reminder of new life. 29 September 2006.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Today was a lovely early fall day. It was supposed to rain, but instead we mostly had bright sunshine and big, puffy white clouds. I wandered out to the reconciliation labyrinth at the Cathedral, and got to watch nature at work. Moments before this photo was taken this spider had successfully snared a grasshopper twice it's size. (As with all the photos, you can click on it to enlarge it; you can see the hairs on the spider's legs!) 28 September 2006.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Where did that ball go? Probably one of the last sunny, warm days of the season. 26 September 2006.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Mt. Hood, Oregon, from an airplane window. 24 July 2006.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

A proud goose in front of one of the temples in the Angkor Thom complex. Near Siem Reap, Cambodia. 30 July 2006.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

We watched "Tomb Raider" last night, so it seems only appropriate to use this photo of Ta Prohm today. A good bit of the Cambodia part of the movie is filmed here. As you stand in this courtyard with other tourists you can hear many different languages spoken, and then, the unmistable english, "Angelina Jolie," and "Tomb Raider." Ta Prohm is an amazing place when the tourists are gone-- there's a very profound mystical quality to it. 29 July 2006.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Country church. Near Saurat, Ariege, France. 15 September 2002.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Red-tailed hawk at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 20 September 2006.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Garganta del diablo, Iguazu Falls, Argentina. 24 February 2006.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Incoming tide. York, Maine. 15 September 2006.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Pollinating the chives. Kalamazoo, Michigan. 17 September 2006.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

York, Maine. 15 September 2006.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Temple of a Thousand Lights, Singapore. 27 July 2006.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Monk on the water taxi. Bangkok, Thailand. 9 August 2006.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

A beautiful full moon from our backyard last night. 8 September 2006.