Monday, March 22, 2010

Longwood Gardens

After a conference in Philadelphia with NSTA, I stopped at Longwood Gardens for some springtime inspiration and practice with a macro lens. The conservatory smelled of lilies, while the music wafted through the area. Lovely few hours of appreciating the beauty and thinking of spring up here in Ithaca.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Spring seems to be coming to Ithaca. The ice is melting from the pond and the goldfish are swimming to the surface. From a few "feeder fish" that I put into the pond, I now have hundreds of spawned goldfish. The blue heron was out there today dining on gold with great delicacy...grab, flip, swall0w, take a sip of water as a chaser. Very entertaining!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Macro pix

It feels like spring and life is coming back to the plants at home and the Cornell Plantations. I am trying out a new macro lens and am enjoying the results. The first picture is from a bush with many Witch Hazel blossoms. The second from a late blooming holiday cactus. And the third from a magnolia bush that will be heavy with blooms very soon.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Corners Gallery Show-Spring Bouquet

The theme for the Corners Gallery in Ithaca this month is spring bouquets. All of the artwork on the walls reflects floral delights produced by several artists in watercolor, oil, and photography. This is one of the pieces I have at the gallery and is a montage of lotus flowers, pods, and leaves. The lotus grow in my pond and are presently very dormant.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

State of the Art Entry

The State of the Art Gallery has an open photography show each March for non members. This is the piece I submitted that was accepted for the month long show. I took the photo in December while in NYC for the holidays. The window displays at Bergdorf Goodman were incredible and focused on Lewis Carroll's book Alice in Wonderland. When I photographed several of the windows, the result produced interesting images with reflections of the city as see here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Winter Storm 2010

The winter storm reached Ithaca last week and many were housebound by drifts of snow. The landscape is very beautiful and artistic with the snow clinging to the branches. Spring might be around the corner.