Sunday, June 29, 2008


My pink rose is just about done blooming. I've got a couple pictures of it that I haven't looked at yet, so don't be surprised if the next couple of days look like a variation on this...

Saturday, June 28, 2008


It's the year of the flood here in Iowa. All that rain has to come from somewhere. The floods are ugly, but wow, the clouds are worth watching...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Questions answered

The two people who commented were close. It was a rose petal. The tricky part was that it was frozen in ice. I tried this once before with no luck. I'm still not real happy with the results. I like the abstractness in a way, but in another way, these pictures look a lot like animal tissue in a lab jar. Maybe if the rose were a different color it wouldn't look so creepy. What do you think? Am I the only one who finds these creepy?

Monday, June 23, 2008


He was left on the doorstep of a friend of a friend in a box with a note that said, "Find me a good home." We ended up being that home.

This is what he looked like as a pup...

This is what he looked like the day before he died...

His name was Ansel, and he died four years ago today.

I still miss him.

Two questions

1. What is this?

2. Do you like it?

Details to come...(Amy, you're not allowed to answer question 1)...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Still blooming

My roses are still blooming. I haven't had much time to shoot them, but I went out for a couple of minutes tonight just as the sun was going down...

Saturday, June 14, 2008


My town is flooding. I've spent most of the last several days shooting the flood or people's preparations for it. You can see some of those photos here.

But I'm tired of storms and flooding, so how about something a little less ominous...

I saw this after a big thunderstorm earlier this afternoon.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


A few pictures from my first attempt at shooting roses this year.

I'd forgotten a few things since the last time I did this: Don't walk around rose bushes barefoot and shooting flowers in the wind is a pain in the butt.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


It's been a while since I've put anything up, but I'm trying not to use so much old stuff. I haven't shot anything new in a while. I did shoot this tonight of a big storm that rolled through not long ago. Iowa has been getting a lot of big storms recently. This is nothing compared to what a lot of people are getting.