Tonight was the local Zombie Walk.

From the looks of things, it was quickly put together on short notice.  But no matter.  Kudos to the organizer for spending the time to pull it off.

Goddess and I, after a busy day, decided to head downtown to get a look.  We walked to the main street and headed towards the meeting point.  About halfway, we realized that we were almost in the middle of the small turnout.  Mostly kids with their parents, some teens, a smattering of adults.  Walking way too fast for zombies, but enjoying themselves nonetheless.

This young lady zombie relished her role.


Fiery Maple

Well, it’s autumn on this side of the equator and everyone’s starting to flood the interwebs with their local fall color.

I will too, but with my own take on things.

Here’s a Japanese Maple, my favorite tree, starting to change.  Quite a few local photographers shoot these trees, since they are next to the paths and parking areas of the largest town park, Lithia Park.  But most of the images I’ve run across are typical scenery shots.

It’s a pretty tree, but prettier inside.

Because the beauty is in the details.

Fiery Maple

The yellow is the leaves in the background, backlit by a mid-afternoon sun.


It has been quiet around these parts for the past week or so.

Usually I apologize for that, but this time I don’t think that I will, even though I do appreciate my loyal readers.

I really do.

So where was the focus?  My new web site, of which this blog is a part.  Some of you might have even noticed some changes here.

It’s all part of taking my photography a bit more seriously, including delving more into portraiture.

Photo Logo

So please click on the image above (which takes you to, take a look around, kick the tires and leave a comment.  Perhaps buy a print or three.

I even dropped the prices 25% to mark the occasion.


Just click on that coupon and a new window will open.  Browse and pick to your heart’s content, then enter that code upon checkout.  And you’ll be in like Flynn.

If you had browsed my galleries before and think you have seen it all, please look again, especially in the Travel section of my Portfolio.  There are new photos in there.  And quite a few images that I have reworked for one reason or another.

So you might find something different.

As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by my littler corner of the sphere.

Ashland Trails

One of our favorite parts about this new town?

This is only 10 minutes from the house.

Ashland Trails

OK, 10 minutes by car.

More like 30 minutes by bike, since this spot is about 800′ above the town center.  But only four miles as the crow flies.

I’m looking forward to racing here, since they have both running and biking races up the mountain this summer.

Until then, these trails sure wipe out Skinny!