“Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.” –Sallust
“The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels.” –Georg Trakl
“Love is a naked shadow, on a gnarled and naked tree” –Langston Hughes
“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” –John Burroughs
“Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.” –Oscar Wilde
One of the things that makes a good photograph is simplicity. Think about what you are trying to create – what is your goal, what are you trying to say, what is the subject – and then remove/minimize all other distractions, either in camera or in processing. Reduce, streamline, boil down. Make it as visually… Continue reading Intersection
One of the benefits (can you call it that?) of the old, relatively un-insulated windows in our house is that when it gets really cold outside, in the morning, we get this really cool window ice frost. The crystals form fascinating intricate fractals patterns all over the glass. This is image started as a simple… Continue reading Ice Crossing
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” –John Muir Shot on a quiet, albeit cold and very icy, walk through the St. Francis Seminary Woods in St. Francis, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee along the shore of Lake Michigan.
These two trees seem to be embracing or at least leaning on each other – like two old friends enjoying each other’s company.