Photo Friday: Desert Flower

My vacation into the desert wastelands of the American Southwest was successful in several ways. First, I survived. (woo!) Second, I now know that there is a limit to how much hot weather I am comfortable enduring. The peak was a scorching 117F and to be honest I was ready …

Photo Time: Another Purple Flower

Look, I like purple flowers, okay? They pop out of the background and really demand notice, even if they’re tiny little things. This one is from Quarry Hill and I found it deep in the woods. Enjoy.

Photo Time: The Peony After a Rain

Photos are out early this week, since tomorrow is the BIG RELEASE of┬áPeace in an Age of Metal and Men. There’s something magical about flowers after a rain. From a photographer’s perspective, this is the premium time to get some great macro shots. Since the peonies are in full bloom, …

Nature Photo Friday: Quarry Hill Pond

Less than a week until Peace in an Age of Metal and Men comes out. I’ve been spending a lot of my time wandering around in the woods, trying not to worry too much about the sales for this sequel. Quarry his is close to where I live and an …

Photo Time: Weigela

Only one week until Peace in an Age of Metal and Men comes out. It’s a book about struggle for peace in a violent world. Wanna know what’s not in the book? Flowers. Weigelas in particular. Not even a single one. The pink-flower explosion on these guys really makes for …

Photo Time: The Iris

It’s iris season. Just as the redbud fades these guys pop up and burst into huge explosions of color. I like them. In other news, I have message from the folks at CONvergence. I’ll be on three panels this year. You can see my schedule on my new Event Calendar.

Photo Time: Scarlet Oak

The Scarlet Oak is one of my favorite trees. The fall color on this thing is brilliant, lens-shateringly colorful, and long-lasting. For a couple weeks a year this is the absolute focus of my landscape. But look! We get a hint of that color in the spring! It’s not a …