Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Birds! Birds! Birds!

I'm not a loyal birdwatcher, but I do enjoy birds as photo subjects.  I recently spent some time with a real birder in Rockport, Texas, learned quite a bit about bird migrations and habitats, and had the chance to go on an adventure with an expert.  So here are a few of my favorite bird photos, old and new:


Here is an oyster catcher on the beach in Rockport, Texas


A pair of caracaras roosting in Rockport, TX


A peacock strutting in Charleston, SC.


A great egret along the water's edge in Rockport, TX


Dinner time for white pelicans, Rockport, TX



A goose at dawn, Mendon Ponds Park, Rochester, NY


A rosy spoonbill in a bird preserve, Rockport, TX


A turkey in full plumage - Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains


Flocks of spoonbills and pelicans all in a row

Slideshow of Decoratography Images

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sit a while on these porches!

After spending hours with family swinging on our family porch swing growing up, I've always found porches a symbol of relaxation and warmth. I'm drawn to photograph porches.  I hope you enjoy these porches as much as I do!


 The Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY

Pink and Black porch, Chautauqua, NY
The Mount Washington Inn, Bretton Woods, NH
Blue and White porch in Chautauqua, NY
McKenzie Childs Mansion, Aurora, NY
Red & green porch, Chautauqua, NY


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Barns 2013

I haven't posted in a while, but that doesn't mean I've packed my camera away.  Ever since I watched 2 barns burn to the ground last year, I've been on a crusade to immortalize many of the barns I pass by every day, or see on my travels. If I recall where they are, I'll try to mention it so if you love barns you can track these down. 
The Wheeler barn, in Farmington, NY
 This barn is on Middle Rd. in Rush, NY
 You don't often see a blue barn!  This one is along the highway on the east side of Cayuga Lake, NY
 Here's a unique color scheme on a barn - on the east side of Skaneateles Lake, NY

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Letchworth State Park - The Grand Canyon of the East

One of the treasures of Western New York is Letchworth State Park.  The Genesee River Gorge is spectacular year round, but especially magnificent during autumn.  Here are a few images throughout the park.  If you ever get a chance to hike the gorge trails, see the Upper or Lower Falls, be inspired at Inspiration Point, or eat at the Glen Iris Inn, it will be worth it!  Contact me if you are interested in any of the photos!
 
First Light over Letchworth
Early morning fog often hugs the river bed.

 Balloons Over Letchworth will take you for a unforgettable ride.

Winding wall on the path at Wolf Creek Glen

The railroad trestle over the Lower Falls


 The view of the trestle from Inspiration Point


Sunday, September 30, 2012

October's Beauty in the Finger Lakes

There is nothing more spectacular than the beauty of New York and the Finger Lakes in October. The state parks are full of waterfalls and streams, trails, wildlife and foliage. Everywhere you look there is color and texture.  If  you ever get a chance to wander around upstate New York in October, come to the Finger Lakes!

 
 Seneca Lake Wine Trail, near Watkins Glen, NY

 
 Inspiration Point, Letchworth State Park, Mt. Morris, NY

 Nations Rd, Geneseo, NY


 Genesee Valley Park, Rochester, NY (A Frederick Law Olmstead Park)


 The pier at the south end of Seneca Lake,  Watkins Glen, NY


 StonyBrook State Park, Dansville, NY

Conesus Lake Park, Lakeville, NY

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fantastic Fibers!


Sometimes it's fun to step outside my world and see what ignites the passion of others.  On a recent weekend I went to the Finger Lakes Fiber and Craft Fair in Hemlock, NY.  There I realized a whole world that I'm not a part of - those avid knitters, spinners, weavers, and shepherds.  These people raise the animals including sheep, llamas and alpacas, shear them, card the wool, dye it, spin it, knit it and sell their amazing work.   There were textures and colors, nimble fingers young and old, fine garments, antique and new equipment, bags of raw wool and fibers in various stages everywhere you turned.  Excitement was in the fresh country air!  As the weather turns cooler,  baskets of yarn will take center stage and wonderful things will be created.  This was my little glimpse into that world!

 An experienced sheep shearer at work

 The raw locks of wool

 Finished product ready to create!

Fuzzy threads ready to be spun


Look at the colors and textures!

 Think of what could become of these skeins.

So what do you think?  Did I capture the colors and textures of the day?