photography and the landscape

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Lament for Icarus

Herbert James Draper Tate Gallery-London

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012


1st day of school

Monday, September 3, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

             "I turn my eyes to the mountains;from where shall come my help?  My help shall come from the   
                 Lord, the maker of heaven and earth"                                                        Psalm 121:1-2

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012


        " You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money 
        Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't
        take their eyes off of you".                                 Maya Angelou

Friday, July 27, 2012


Other by Robert Creeley

Having begun in thought there
in that factual embodied wonder
what was lost in the emptied lovers
patience and mind I first felt there
wondered again and again what for
myself so meager and finally singular
despite all issued therefrom whether
sister or mother or brother and father
come to love's emptied place too late
to feel it again see again first there
all the peculiar wet tenderness the care
of her for whom to be other was first fate.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012


                                         "colours are the wounds of light "  William Blake

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

shadow & light

"when you've seen beyond yourself,
then you may find, peace of mind
is waiting there" George Harrison

Monday, July 16, 2012

sweet nectar

Tiger Swallow Tail

Saturday, July 14, 2012

full circle

"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is.  In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace."                                 Frederick Buechner

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012


"Intensity is silent,its image is not.
I love everything that dazzles me
and then accentuates the darkness
within me."               Rene' Char

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

beauty still

"To be wise is to be eternally curious."
                                                                                                  Frederick Bruechner

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

“We do not need to grieve for the dead. Why should we grieve for them? They are now in a place where there is no more shadow, darkness, loneliness, isolation, or pain. They are home.” John O'Donohue

Joseph M. Verrastro Sr. circa 1958

Friday, June 15, 2012


...and forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the wind longs to play with your hair...
                                                                                                                    Khalil Gibran

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012


         a dream

         pales sunlight
         diffused by sheer curtains
         plays on my face.
         as I cling to
         a dream of you
         like trying to hold
         after a candle
         has been blown out.    Mary Jones


Friday, June 1, 2012


Lorica of Saint Patrick
I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pablo Picasso, still life with chair caning 1912

Pain has an element of blank; It cannot recollect
when it began, or if there was a  time when it was not.
It has no future but itself,Its infinite realms contain
its past, enlightened to perceive new periods of pain.        

 Emily Dickinson

Monday, May 28, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012


Joe's Garden Peonies

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Alfie & Alex

Willow Weep for Me