Watching and Waiting

I’d taken my new toy (Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 lens) to the local botanical garden, hoping for some birds or other wildlife… but apparently the mild winter weather was still too much for them and it was pretty quite. I ended up roaming around a few corners I hadn’t explored before, and found a neat statue […]

Jesus In The Fall

Statues in cemeteries fascinate me. The place where my dad is buried doesn’t have a lot of them, but there’s this one very large one of Jesus not too far from his grave, and the white with the orange background stood out to me on my last visit. Only thing better would have been if […]


I was excited to find out Toledo had a Botanical Garden, though to be honest I’d been spoiled for it having been to the one in Madison, Wisconsin with my folks. Toledo’s doesn’t have nearly as much in it, though there’s a nice river and bridge and some neat statues. I’m not sure what it […]

Dancing Hares

One of my favorite stops on a photography trip to the Dublin, Ohio area with a group of fellow photography enthusiasts was Ballantrae Community Park. The sculpture, called Dancing Hares, was created by Sophie Ryder. What you can’t see from the distance, is that there are somewhat random household objects embedded in the material. (You can […]

Into History

Without having originally intended it, I think this photo became a bit of a political commentary… with Uncle Sam standing beside the dinosaur of the US government, looking out over a vast emptiness. Or something. 🙂  This is one of the photos where I did take some liberty with the clouds, but I always try […]

Heavy Heart

Sometimes I get a composition by pure accident that I end up liking. In this case, I’d been walking through the cemetery after a lot of hiking through the woodsy trails nearby and was tired so hadn’t put much thought into it. But I ended up really liking the way everything in the shot moves […]


My dad is buried at Northland Chapel Gardens in Neguanee, Michigan (my brother used to sell cemetery plots there years and years ago.) Given that my dad enjoyed photography for most of his life it only seems fitting that sometimes when I visit, that I bring my camera and take some shots. 🙂  Not too […]

Hidden Faith

I’m not sure why, but I’m kind of fascinated with cemetery statues. Especially when they are older or are not being kept up well. In this case, I thought it was interesting that the shrub was growing over so much, it had been trimmed, but the people doing so weren’t really keeping it far enough […]