Thursday, October 29, 2009

Winter? Or Fall?

It certainly looks like winter from this angle.
This is not the Lake, but it is very near and it is very golden. It needed to be seen.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This is an unexpectedly pretty shot that I got this morning around 9am.


This is the beach near our house. In years past, we are told, that big puddle was a little more full, and created a "basin" in which young children could frolic while their parents watched from beach chairs. Since we have lived here (2.5 years) the basin has been empty, leaving a vast, dry beach.
Last Friday, the waves were high enough and steady enough to fill the basin. Too cold for swimming, though.

Gold and Waves

The end of a long week of harsh weather and big waves. Also probably one of the last days of gold leaves before they all fall. From Friday October 23.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Life is Bare...

Gloom and misery everywhere....
Stormy Weather...
Just can't get my poor self together...(Thanks to Billie Holiday)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Unsmooth Sailing

This view is pretty, but also conveys the activity of the waves.
Look carefully for the para-sailer (para-sailor?)
You can see him a little better here. Exciting, but COLD on a day like today.


I tried really hard to convey this in a photo, but did not succeed. Use your imagination to see all the leaves blowing down off this tree into the water.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Plaid Sky, Sun, and Trees

Here's something new. The sun is rising later now, and I had my camera with me so I took pictures on my way in to the office. Wow.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Paired perspective

Taken within seconds of each other, from the same vantage point.
Just a reminder that perspective in all things, photography and life, is important.

Color and power

I took these yesterday, trying to capture the power of the waves. You can't really see the waves very well, but as a bonus, I got the multi-colored leaves. Yes I took this from inside my office. I held the camera right up against the glass, to avoid the reflection from the film on the glass, so there is no playing with angles or perspective, just straight ahead shots. But the tree sure is pretty, isn't it?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The Lake is looking a bit like I'm feeling. Recovering from fall, recovering from flu, what's the difference, really?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rainy Gray-ny

This captures the gray rainy day, and is about how I feel (still sick--that's why no pic yesterday).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shadowy Figure

Afternoon pics mean tree silhouettes on the water.

Bonus Cloud Color

Late afternoon fluffiness.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This Lake simply cannot take a bad picture.
This is at 4pm after a clearing rain. It has been beautiful all day long, first menacing, then roiling, and now clearing. Wish I had taken pics of each stage.

Monday, October 5, 2009

High Low

There's a layer of clouds close to the lake in the distance, and some right above our heads, too.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Two Views

These two photos were taken minutes apart, at about 10am. Gives you an idea how much the angle of the sun affects what you see.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


This picture makes me want to run out and film some kind of medieval fantasy bit that involves some sailing.