Thursday, January 20, 2011

One Leaf - Five Shots

I'm taking an online art class that's fun and easy to fit into my semi-busy schedule. Last week's assignment was to pick an object smaller than a car and take 20 photos of it. Then pick out your favorite five. On my walk in Heather Farm Park, I found this awesome leaf and the rest was easy. Here's my favorite five, which was hard to narrow down since I ended up taking more than 30 shots all together. When you find a good subject, go with it.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Music From A Tree

My friend Audrey posted this on Facebook today and it's worth sharing. The title says it all.

Composer: Diego Stocco

Monday, January 3, 2011

Stonington, Connecticut - blizzard 2010

We've returned from a week of visiting family on the East Coast. Stonington is just up the road from Mystic, which you might remember from the cute and somehow universally seen 1988 film Mystic Pizza. This is an area rich in colonial, Portuguese, fishing and ship-building history. It's like walking around in a history textbook, but prettier. We landed just before a huge blizzard struck, managing to take a short drive through the woods before the 30-50 mph winds hit (for the next three days and nights--dramatic). I've been on the east coast a few times in the winter and I must say, this weather front was most impressive.

Note: the stone walls in the last two shots are property markers that have been around for centuries and are made completely of carefully balanced stone and nothing else. How did those farmers do it?