Many moons ago Diane planted some Shasta Daisies. We meant them to live in one of the flower beds but they turned out to be one of those perennials that grows where it wants without much regard for the plans of us humans. Where they like to grow is in several locations around the yard. My response has been to simply mow around them until they stop blooming then mow over them for the rest of the summer. This clump which grows right next to the front path greeted me this morning as I went out to fetch the paper. It was aglow with dew and the morning sun, an explosion of light and color. How could I not take its portrait?
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.