It May Be Spring

It may be spring, but in my neck of the woods, Mother Nature takes one springy step forward and then two frosty steps back.   A crocus or two have emerged, but nothing much that’s green has appeared yet.  In the swamp however, the migratory birds are back, and all of our bird population is […]

Sweet and Wild

A tribute to a sweet little wild bunny. When she was quite small, she managed not only to survive four curious cats, a trip through the kitty door (which seriously scraped the fur and skin off  her back), a harrowing escape through the living room, then out the front door. Weeks later, she took up residence in our front […]

Swamp Spring

This lovely box turtle newly emerged from hibernation, crawled away from his winter home, still sleepy. A tiny painted turtle having a look around.   A frog just up from the mud. Lots of mating activity.                                       […]

Whole Lotta Slithering Going On!

Right now in northern NJ, USA, baby snakes are plentiful.  Most of our slitherers give birth late summer or early fall.  Here we have an eastern ribbon snake and a couple of northern water snakes.  These shots were taken within the last couple weeks.  I’ve seen many more lately,  but they’re just too quick for […]

Out The Car Window

One day of travel from NJ through PA to Ohio, USA.   To quell boredom on long journeys, I often ride with my camera in my lap (in the passenger seat of course),  and shoot at will.  I miss a lot of great shots, but catch a few interesting sights. This ride presented all kinds […]

Nature Attacks The Maple

For those of you who do not know, NJ, USA was hit with a scary, freakish pre-Halloween snow storm.  Power and internet service is just coming back after five days. While this was not a tragic event, it caused (among other things),  the slashing of thousands of limbs from hundreds of trees, still sporting lush […]

Sneak Peak/New Book- Cover!

VERY soon now, Portrait of a Girl and Her Art will be available in hardcover, paperback and PDF . I’m working on additional electronic formats. Very soon I’ll have purchase info ready for one step clicking. Portrait of a Girl and Her Art  already has a dedicated blog where art tips, exciting interviews with young […]

Summer Bug Series #2

A little different approach here, but this piece is also inspired by Microcosmos.  The color in the film is glorious, but  I wanted to concentrate on one element at a time, so I went with black and white.  The textures take over here.  I’ve allowed the tree to define the texture.  I made a rubbing […]