Passumpsic Trains

Along a windy country road in beautiful Vermont, an unexpected surprise appeared around the bend. The Passumpsic Railroad company is a family owned business, where train collecting is taken to a new level. It appears that Granddad loves trains, and has a wonderful collection of real antique train cars and a steam engine locomotive known…


I Love My Fan

This week has been hot. Really Hot. Tropical Florida Hot. So hot that when you sit there the sweat just pours off of you. In between jury duty sessions, I’ve been heading to the barn to tend to the horses and participate in a five-day dressage clinic. The heat’s been sucking the energy out of…


Los Caballeros

It’s an odd week for me as I have been involved in one of the alienable rights of being an American. The right to be called up for jury duty. Part of the judicial process is to provide a right to trial by jury, and members are chosen from a pool of registered voters in…



To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. Henri Cartier-Bresson

Eastern Phoebe

Finally some little birdies

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get some lovely bird images. Not birding as much and waiting for the fall migration to begin, things have been a bit slow. It doesn’t help that the few warblers that are buzzing around have been far and elusive. This morning I headed out with the…


The Tail

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws. Charles Baudelaire


Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fair

It was a hot August summer day, but it didn’t stop my friend and I head to up to Baltimore for this year’s Maryland State Fair We have been to the Timonium Fair Grounds over the years in January for the annual Horse World Expo. The Cow Palace was always filled with horses. But this…


Dawn on the Meadow

Sleep was elusive overnight, so giving up the comforts of bed I headed out before dawn to find a meadow. A beautiful late summer meadow at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, Maryland. A meadow left to nature with blooming golden rod and and queen anns lace. It had rained the day before and the…