One More is Gone Walking by the river, I scared a deer that ran into the road. Deer
Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary In the northwest corner of Bucks County, is a 200-acre preserve overlooks the Dalaware River, with five miles of hiking trails. Mariton
Protect Us from Ourselves, Please! After each flood, yellow police tape goes up to block visitors from the towpath. Okay, there are places where the rock walls have crumbled...and there's mud on the path, but so what? Some of us like things nature has roughed up a bit. Take the risk; perhaps we'll meet along the river.
Second Thought Some weeks after the flood, I saw emergency vehicles near Raub's Island. A group of friends were swimming off Raub's Island when one disappeared, possibly pulled down by a whirlpool. Some dangers are real--and hats off to the emergency crews who searched for a day before they recovered the body. I just prefer to pick my own risks
Cafe, after the John Cage/Ray Kass Exhibit
My grandaughter, Leia, was a bit overwhelmed by the birth of her brother, Sojourn
Lenape Celebrate Rising Nation. The Lenni Lenape celebrate thelir re-emerging culture with a treaty signing near Tullytown, Pa. LenapeTreaty
The Middleown Grange Fair had livestock, tractor displays, and rides. Grange Fair
Flood Update The river flooded homes and businesses. Flood Update
In Memorium: John Joray John suffered a heart attack in June. A service was held in Philadelphia, Pa. in August, at which I shot photos with John's Nikon F. I may have some to post, eventually. John was a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and an avid photographer for much of his life. He ran a catering business and did home repair before working for Killians Hardware, a Chestnut Hill fixture. He is survived by daughter Mia, grandaughter Katarina, and his former wife, Ruth.
John got me started in photography, showed me techniques he'd picked up at RISDI, let me use his dark room, and lent me his 4x5 camera, which started me thinking large format. He might also have sold me an old Rollei that I carried around Germantown and Mount Airy. Some of those photos are in the gallery Germantown Days.
Visitng old friends near Blacksburg, Va., my brother and I stayed with painter Ray Kass and bonsai master (and retired art historian) Jerrie Pike. Visit a Zen Garden
Graduation visit to Cornell University. Ithaca Falls
Photo Tutorial -- Image to left is part of a PhotoShop tutorial on a photoblog.