17-06-06 Moving Slow

After three weeks+ of falling asleep every few hours, being unable to walk much more than 1/4 mile at a time, really bad joint pain and stomach issues, all I know is…I don’t have mono, I don’t have Lyme, I don’t have Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, I have not suddenly developed narcolepsy. In the end all my doc could tell me was “you have/had an undetermined virus, recovering you are, don’t push yourself until you are completely back. O yeah, and go back to the gym and discover that it is like you have never been there in your life.”

Life can be a mysterious journey. Think we will show color today.


Katherine on a beach in Brewster, MA

16-05-11 WPC- Mother Earth

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
And they charged all the people
A dollar and a half to see ’em
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And they put up a parking lot
Hey farmer farmer
Put away that D.D.T. now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
Joni Mitchell
I spent Sunday at Coney Island…I took a lot of pictures of many of the human made spectaculars.
and yet…
I couldn’t help feeling that the original was better.
The weekly challenge is Earth

8-11-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (Just Can’t Stop Myself Edition)


One more time.

Under the Sturgeon Moon



 Jeremy Point


Other views. Other textures











5-2-14 Almost Off The Grid


I am on the road on some family business in places that have no internet access. We own
one of these portable devices that allows you to get online basically anywhere but I forgot it at home. I don’t actually think I forgot. I think I wanted to disconnect for a day or two.
As you can see I can get online with my phone but it is bizarrely slow so no blog reading for me. I will catch up with you all soon.
Meanwhile I have to say, it doesn’t matter what brings me here. As long as I can get to the water for an hour.




1-15-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

This week’s challenge is: Illumination.

So many possibilities, so little time.  I went digging through the files and for this pass, (maybe only, maybe first, who knows) decided to go back to Akumal.  A lovely moon rise.

This photograph was taken at ISO 3200; 18mm lens; f/stop 7.1; shutter speed 30 seconds; no tripod but balanced on a wall.

This is how it looked straight from the camera…


and (here comes the tech stuff) this is how it looked after moving the white balance from a temp of 3900 and a tint of 5 to a temp of 2850 and no tint, a slight nudge (+ 5) to the highlight tones; a push (+ 19) to the dark tones; removing (-100) the shadow tones and boosting the heck (+ 82) out of the light tones.


Some other Illuminations that you might enjoy…

yi-ching lin photography

Wind Against Current

Spinsters Compass

Broken Light Collective

Ruth E Hendricks Photography

West Coast Kayaker

Nirvana Trails

Mostly Monochrome

Ruined For Life

There are hundreds of others – check them out!

3-11-12 No Drama Sunday (Brewster Edition)

Cape Cod is the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts: the shoulder is at Buzzard’s Bay; the elbow, or crazy-bone, at Cape Mallebarre; the wrist at Truro; and the sandy fist at Provincetown, — behind which the State stands on her guard, with her back to the Green Mountains, and her feet planted on the floor of the ocean, like an athlete protecting her Bay, — boxing with northeast storms, and, ever and anon, heaving up her Atlantic adversary from the lap of earth, — ready to thrust forward her other fist, which keeps guard the while upon her breast at Cape Ann.


Before heading home we took a little walk on the beach.


3-11-11 Broken Engine 2