It’s been way, way too long since I’ve had travel photos to post here, which is not unrelated to the fact that I haven’t had a vacation in way, way too long. My roommate’s brother and sister-in-law invited us to join them for the Fourth. They live conveniently (dangerously?) close to Powell’s City of Books in Portland, OR.
That had nothing whatsoever to do with my decision to join her.… >> Read more
Thumbs up for Mongolia; Far North; Himalaya; Sahara by Jan Reynolds. Children’s nonfiction.
Really lovely photography books from the Vanishing Cultures series.… >> Read more
In spite of its general proximity, neither my fella nor I had ever been to Victoria, BC, so when I saw a LivingSocial coupon for a decent hotel near the town’s main harbor, it didn’t take too much thought to pounce on it. Of course, at that point we didn’t realize how blinking much
the ferries would cost. So the concept of saving money on the hotel was, in the end, rather…moot.… >> Read more
Let me explain to you this murdered pomegranate, in a roundabout way. Some years ago, you see, I wrote a story –
No. Starting over.
Many years ago, I began a story. Then I got stuck, so I stopped.
About four years ago, I finished it.
(This is the way I write. It works, okay?)
It sat on my hard drive until a couple of months ago, because when it comes to submitting things to publishers, I am lazy, lazy, lazy.… >> Read more
And the snowmen come marching in, a photo by emepps on Flickr.
My mother has an extensive snowman collection, and when she got me (ahem, bought me – I was the one who actually ordered it) a 50mm prime lens for Christmas, these fellows guarding the window were a natural first subject.… >> Read more
Pumpkin Patch, a photo by emepps on Flickr.
“Eighty days without rain,” said my friend, “and we choose the day after it pours to go pick pumpkins.”
“That’s because it didn’t feel like Fall before. Now it does, and WE NEED PUMPKINS!”… >> Read more
1. Straight out of camera (iPhone 4)
2. Photoshop action by Numizmat
3. Photoshop action by Shagagraf
4. Photoshop effect by Vindauga Gallery… >> Read more