photography and the landscape

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Archer Avenue

On old maps, Archer Avenue is far different then the place I am familiar with. Other findings on the history of this locale suggest an Indian tie, with Seneca, Elk, Archer and the Seneca Nation Council House that once existed here. The crisp day and reflection of the natural shoreline and the flood control in place makes this an interesting composition.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Fall run at the first barrier, Cazenovia Creek

Monday, November 8, 2010


the early morning light was beautiful
it made this humble subject
a majestic sight

Sunday, November 7, 2010


On the shoreline just to the left of the bridge support, sits a flock of Graylag Geese, a somewhat domesticated bird that nests here year round. The rust colored brush is knotweed, an invasive species we fondly called bamboo, while playing in these fields as a kid .  Upstream there is a beaver den and the destruction of cotton wood and the other trees growing at Seneca Bluffs is evident. There are gnawed and fallen trees and a trail the critters use to drag the branches to the water's edge. A fisherman in a kayak floated past as the thrum of thruway traffic competed with the honking geese, a flock of about sixty birds that landed on the creek in a swish. A pair of cardinals skittered about as well as many other small perching birds.  This is a small report of an hour spent on an overcast Sunday morning.....small drama in a hectic world.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Seneca Bluffs

First off, know this, I am not a "birder",
It is a work in progress, this task of identyfying.
This White Crowned/Crested Sparrow is rare to the area,
I say maybe only because what I read in a voume I own,
 supports my personal experience. This is the first one I've ever seen. 


Friday, November 5, 2010

rust belt

Tifft Nature Preserve is a true sanctuary and fine symbol of our city .
 The juxtaposition of reclaimed brown fields set alongside our "Concrete Atlantis"
 is another link in the fine chain that is finally being spun on the waterfront.