December 11, 2017
I had a little time November 28 before I had to leave on the first leg of my journey south for (most of) the winter. Walking the three or four minutes over to Rock Pond, I found some cattails hit by early morning light.
November 13, 2017
Update, November 15, 2017
By e-mail a friend sent me this alternative title: “Don’t worry, Phil, he’ll hit his growth spurt in a couple of years and be just as tall as the rest of us.”
October 12, 2017
October 11, 2017
I still don’t do flowers, but I just could not ignore this blue, which happened to be on a flower.
September 15, 2017
I don’t photograph many flowers. But these begonia blossoms really got to me. I think the photos are too Hallmark cardy, but I had fun. Here are five variations on the same shot.
July 7, 2017
Kendal at Oberlin publishes a literary magazine, called Eureka!, three times a year. All the artwork and writing is by residents of this retirement community. I’m lucky enough to live at Kendal at Oberlin, and to have had an article with photographs published in the latest issue. The piece reveals the origins of my fascination with the iron bacteria. Since many of you have seen on this blog my photographs of the iridescent film that Leptothrix discophora creates on the surface of water, I thought some of you might be interested in reading about how my engagement started. Just click on the link below to find out. And please forgive my crude post-production edit on the next to the last page. I thought it made the story easier to understand. Below the link to the article is a photo of Leptothrix discophora film that I took last month at Schoepfle Garden.
October 13, 2016
October 12, 2016
October 11, 2016
Saturday most of the hill was wreathed in purple and white asters, but here and there remained remnants of yellow coneflowers and goldenrod.
October 10, 2016
Yesterday I took another walk on Wildflower Hill. I had looked forward to seeing how much the sumac had colored up since my visit in August. (See here and here for the August photographs.) These may not be the sumac species I’m used to seeing. The trees had red leaves, but it looked as if many leaves had fallen without turning color. Here’s the best of what I saw.
Update of October 10, 2016, late morning
My friend Mary Ellyn sent me this link to a relevant song, “When the Sumac is on Fire.”