Carpet of Pink


This is one corner of our garden and after the tree dropped all of its colorful flowers last week and blanketed the ground in pink petals,I decided to get the camera out and light the scene.The three gazing balls were placed into the bird bath and backlit to show their color and this shot was one of only one or two I took this spring.

Ascension Day


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This past thursday was Ascension day and the local Amish and Mennonite communities spend the day relaxing and socializing away from any work related activities. These two photos are of Amish children ascending the ladder on the slide at a local park. Ascension day commemorates Jesus ascension into Heaven and is celebrated 39 days after Easter.

Welcome Gnome


Not my typical photo subject but since I made it,I Figured I would share it. We live beside a rail trail that is almost finished and after years of planning,debating,arguing and worrying,the trail has turned out pretty nice after all. Our property is at the top of this hillside and since we had this old stump sticking out on the hill,I figured I would build this little gnome home to give trail users something to visually enjoy. I made the roof,ladders,balcony and added some tiny benches,bikes,gnomes and railroad spikes to commemorate the old railroad that once ran here.So far everyone that sees it really has enjoyed looking at the little imaginary world where tree stumps are homes. I shot it at dusk and lit it with my spotlight.

Lets Get Hitched


The young Amish girl in the cart lets out a hearty laugh as she becomes disconnected from the tricycle pulling her and plops down on the driveway. I was driving around looking for shots and this little scene unfolded just as I was passing. I guess they needed a young man to give them tips on hitch connecting.

Light Up The Night


Very strong storms were forecast to hit our area so I headed out to look for some vantage points. I decided on this farm and even though the storms never came,there was a long protracted series of flashes within the clouds that almost looked like heat lightning and I did get this one decent flicker as the skies were clearing. I hope to revisit this scene to get more dramatic storms this summer.

View From The Top


This baby goat was full of spunk as he ran around the pasture and occasionally jumped on moms back for a little extra fun.Baby goats are among the funniest newborns to watch as they head butt each other,kick wildly at a moments notice and generally have fun much of the time. Mom did not tolerate this for too long so I was glad to have captured it.