Guard Dog


S/he was alert and vocal as we walked by.

So we decided not to open the gate and break into the house after all. [/joke]

But, if we’d had any such evil intentions? We’d have abandoned them in the face of that ferocious cuteness.


Shades of black





Bright – almost harsh – morning Denver sunlight. Streets and alleys in the Santa Fe Arts District. It was a world popping with color and texture.

Somehow I ended up taking a lot of photos of black – and black and white – things. I haven’t counted the shades of black/gray. Fifty? Hmm.



Blossoming tree; 7th Avenue at Santa Fe, Denver; 04/04/2015; Sony a6000; 55-200mm lens at 139mm; f5.6, ISO 200, 1/4000.

It’s a gray Tuesday, unusually for Denver. Last Saturday was typical: brilliant sun, blue skies, mild temps.

Denver has received my usual April benediction and forgiveness for the winter just past.

Blood Moon

Blood Moon - Lunar Eclipse

Woke up at 5:40 this morning, stumbled around, got the coffee started, opened the shades on the lanai facing west. The moon looked interesting. Then turned on teevee and the weather lady said it’s a lunar eclipse, the “blood moon” and it’s peaked with a few minutes left. Grabbed a jacket and my camera, went out on the fire escape and got a few grainy handheld shots. My camera was in M, I was in jammies, not yet caffeinated, cold, and barely awake – and it was dark. Under the circs I’m happy we can tell it’s the moon. Graininess and all. Nikon D7100, Tamron 16-300 lens, 1/4 sec, f 6.3, ISO 5000, manual focus.