We have a raised flower bed in the front yard that I built a few years ago as a 'stage' for a tall welded sculpture I made in a welding class many years ago. I planted the flower bed with Lupine and they did fine for 2 or 3 years then seemed to die out. For the last two years there have been only a couple of very small plants with no flowers but for some reason this year they are back in full force. Last night I was out making some photos of our flowers and this trio in front of the RR tie that the sculpture is mounted on caught my eye. Canon G10, f.4 at 1/30th sec., handheld.
If I'm to be pigeon-holed as anything I'd have to say "I'm a photographer". I didn't make my living that way (retired from a civil service job in the Dept. of Labor) but photography is the thing I have done the longest (56 years and counting) and most passionately. My degree is in fine art ceramics and I continue to have an interest in art and crafts. On a political scale I'm in the same neighborhood with Mahatma Gandhi according to politicalcompass.org but mostly politics annoy me. It seems to be about pushing your views on others. I wish we could find a way to live without politics. I am a student of religion but not a church-goer. I like being out in nature either hiking or in my canoe.
About the photos: They are all copyrighted. If you click them (most of them anyway) you will open a window with a larger version. If you want to capture it and use it on your computer desktop, that's okay but any other use, posting to other websites, etc. without express permission from me is prohibited. If you wish to share them with others, please give them the URL so that they can look at them here.