photography and the landscape

Thursday, February 24, 2011


                                                                           a blue sky overhead
                                                                    reflects upon a blanket
                                                            of new snow below
                                                            barren branches stretch out
                                                              like  lead in a stained glass

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Cazenovia Creek starts up in the Boston Hills-which lies in the area's snowbelt.  The first thaw unleashes a torrent of water and the traditional ice jam flooding that brings flocks of people and reporters to witness the circus at the Stevenson Street Bridge. This year was pretty uneventful due in part to some experimental cutting of the ice prior to the flowdown. It seems to have worked.  This stretch of the creek is above the collecting area and glowed nicely in the morning light.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


When we hit the final stretch of winter and slip into the doldrums of believing the spring will never come.... it is nice to see the sun as the  glowing ball of fire that it is. Nevermind  that the temperature is 10 degrees and the wind chill creates a ball biting feel of minus twenty. Before we realize it....there will be green grass growing   on a deep draft of snowmelt!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


There are a few places I return to throughout the year. One of them is Green Bridge, shown here. I enjoy peering into the depths and the layers of blacks and greys set against the texture of the contrasting snow.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


snow shadows and twigs

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

mourning doves

Winter, while especially cold these last few weeks is still a beautiful time.  This couple of mourning doves was huddled just outside my window. I didn't even need to get dressed....only a bit of stealth as to not ruffle their feathers.