Friday, November 30, 2012


The bare branches of the dogwood still hold the potential for flowers in the spring.

Camera Canon T3, Lensbaby Muse, Edge-80 optic Processing: basic adjustments in PSE

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Tangerines on the kitchen table

Camera: Canon T3, Lensbaby Muse, Edge-80 optic  Processing: PSE

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Soft snow fell today from a misty sky. 

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse   Processing: PSE

Sunday, November 25, 2012


..or not?  Maybe this is the Real Thing.  The kids sure thought so.

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse   Processing: PSE

Saturday, November 24, 2012


It's November in New England--a time when the cold, damp and wind puts a chill in one's bones.  John & I went for a walk today at Pistol Creek, part of our town's open space.  To say that the weather was brisk is a bit of an understatement.  But the light was awesome. 

Camera: Canone EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse  Processing: PSE

Friday, November 23, 2012


It is important to us always to be welcome, and Thanksgiving is a chance to enjoy that.  Around our table this year were people born on three continents in five countries (the US, Germany, England, Korea and Taiwan.) I'm the one behind the camera.

Camera: iPhone5  Processing: a bunch of apps...I lost track which ones I used


Once upon a time, this was athletic competition. 

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Tamron 18-270 lens   Processing: PSE

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I found this broken shell on the beach about a month ago.  I left it on the desk in my "mom cave."  This morning, when I went in to take care of my plants there, morning light was slanting in, making the shell glow.  Who cares if it was going to make me late for work?  I had to get my camera. 

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse   Processing: PSE

Monday, November 19, 2012


Another view of the Apple Store--and this is a week before the shopping frenzy begins.

Camera: iPhone5. Processing: Dynamic Light, PhotoForge2

Saturday, November 17, 2012


The whole point of the Apple Store is to create desire.  Any retail space in the Dreaded Mall is the same--but the Apple Store seems to focus it more.

Camera: iPhone5 (ironic?)  Processing: Fisheye4free

Friday, November 16, 2012


There's not much to attract tourists to New Britain, Connecticut, one of many New England cities that had its heyday in the industrial era and is now just trying to scrape by; but it has one rare, true gem: the New Britain Museum of American Art. This couple came to see the extraordinary collection of artwork.  While they were there, they stopped in the doorway to listen to a concert.  If you'd like to learn more about the Museum and its wonders, here's the website:

Camera: iPhone5  Processing: a bunch of apps, including but not restricted to Popsicolor and SP PhotoTada

Thursday, November 15, 2012


The natural kind...

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse  Processing: PSE

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Statement expressed on a tunnel wall.

Camera: iPhone5   Processing: SwankoLab, Grunge, PhotoToaster

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


They grow up too fast.  Aidan, at seven, is already has a touch of adolescent skepticism in his eyes at times.  But he still has plenty of sweet.  I snagged this shot on a hike we took with the granddudes.  As we were heading back, he slipped his hand into mine and said, "Mamo, I will always remember this day."  And my heart melted on the spot.

Camera" Canon T3, Lensbaby Muse  Processing: PSE

Monday, November 12, 2012


Today, we went for a hike on part of the Metacomet Trail.  It passes this reservoir in Meriden, Connecticut.  There are many reservoirs in our area, and all of them have a brick structure like this sitting out on the water at one end.  I have no idea what they do.

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse, single glass optic   Processing: PSE

Sunday, November 11, 2012


We're experiencing Indian summer--a brief period of warmth after the first snow and frost.  Here, late afternoon light slants across Walnut Hill Park.

Camera: iPhone5  Processing: Dynamic Light

Saturday, November 10, 2012


When you are small, any woods is a wilderness. 

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse   Processing: PSE


We went for a bit of a hike with the granddudes today.  Along the way, we passed through a tunnel with this earnest plea on the wall.  We suspect it did not go well, as Kristin's name was semi-obliterated.

Camera: iPhone5   Processing: PhotoGene for cropping, then Grunge

Friday, November 9, 2012


By chance, the granddudes ended up with identical costumes.  Aidan's dad bought his, and their mom didn't know what he was going to be when she bought Craig's.  They were some kind of superhero...I'm not up on this.  Doesn't matter--they were both happy.

Camera: iPhone 5  Processing: sundry apps

Thursday, November 8, 2012


An off-shoot of the ocean, actually: Long Island Sound.

Camera: iPhone5    Processing: PSE

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Raindrops on autumn leaves.  These were actually from the beginning of storm Sandy--who know that such a pretty sight would be a harbinger of such destruction?

Camera: Canon T3, Lensbaby Muse   Processing: PSE

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


The last rose of summer.

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse, single glass optic   Processing: PSE

Monday, November 5, 2012


Tonight we went to a lecture on the life of Abraham Lincoln, which began showing this very famous portrait of him.

Camera: iPhone 5   Processing: SP PhotoTada, Dynamic Light

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Our granddudes are the greatest treasures to us.  This is Aidan and John, who make that obvious.

Camera: iPhone 5  Processing: Iris, PhotoToaster, Popsicolor

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I was intrigued by the symmetry of hand motions despite the obvious separation in space and context. 

Camera iPhone 5, Hueless app  Processing : Etchings app


Here in central Connecticut, we dodged the bullet.  Our power flickered on and off, but in the end it stayed on.  Some branches down, but nothing on anything critical.  Our daughter, Sierra, goes to Fairfield University down by the coast.  She came home before the storm along with her Roommate, Maria, who lives in Puerto Rico.  The town of Fairfield suffered tremendous losses, including houses which were washed out into Long Island Sound.  The college was closed for the week, so we had the girls here for the duration.  They went back today (I miss them!)  Hardest for me is looking at what happened on Staten Island.  That's where I grew up.  I am just heartsick seeing the devastation of my home town.  I have family there.  Fortunately, none has had terrible damage, although the mother of one of my nieces lost her house.  Most of then are still without power, along with my brother in New Jersey.  So I've been just in another place emotionally.