May 13, 2017


May 13, 2017, 10:10 AM, f11, .5 sec

May 13, 2017 10:00 AM, f11, 1/13 sec

Dog Walk at Dusk, April 12, 2017 8:05 PM, f11 @5 sec

Dog Walk – April 12, 2017 7:42 PM, F11 1/15 sec

Dog Walk – April 28, 2017, 7:56 PM, F8 @ 1/25 sec





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December 18, 2016

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

By Robert Frost


Whose woods these are I think I know.   

His house is in the village though;   

He will not see me stopping here   

To watch his woods fill up with snow.   

My little horse must think it queer   

To stop without a farmhouse near   

Between the woods and frozen lake   

The darkest evening of the year.   

He gives his harness bells a shake   

To ask if there is some mistake.   

The only other sound’s the sweep   

Of easy wind and downy flake.  


The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   

But I have promises to keep,   

And miles to go before I sleep,   

And miles to go before I sleep.

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December 16, 2016

Bethlehem Pics, nothing like D’town Bethlehem at Christmas Time.










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Music …if I had to pick the best

If I had to pick …..these would be the best

  2.  ….The Band, Woodstock ’69,
  3. …
  4. Four Strong Winds…,
  5. S&G   Fun intro on the Martin
  6. Thirsty Boots – Eric Anderson,  etc, Listened to this growing up
  7. Arlo – singing his old Man’s song in Stockbridge , and daughter Sarah Lee
  8. Have to put this in-cracks me up, never made it to Stockbroge – Saw him and Pete at Musikfest way back when
  9. Dylan, Harrison Petty, Roy Orbison, etc. or
  10. or
  11. Motown;  Temps –,, Marvin Gaye
  12. Fleetwood Mac,,,,,
  13. Ray Charles –,  Album always on every Gopher Hole party
  14. Skynrd
  15. Paul Simon
  16. Bromberg
  17. And one of America’s all time best- album on Rolling Stone –  # 2 of 500 best albums of all time,,
  18. Drifters and Otis Redding Dock of the Bay, Righteous Brothers
  19. Clapton,
  20. Arlo’s Daughter – Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion,,
  21. Greats on stage together:, ,,,,
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November 27, 2016

Light was dreary and good, dog walk on towpath, nothing there, then sun came out and horrible midday light, drove through back roads and alleys of SS, nuttin, then something that seemed suited for the light.air-products-tank-on-quarry-road-2-cropped-a-bit




Somehow this one was a Tiff file, wasn’t looking there.    


Damn hues from PShop to Web, sky is awful/purple, grass sucks, wanted the trees in the back to pop a little. 

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November 26, 2016

Like this pic, didn’t take it though


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November 19, 2016

  1. Scanned 4×5 negative.  1988ish. 
  2. Like the new Photocrati upgrade, but just takes hours to do one little tweak until learn the damn thing, loading pics is all different with NextGen.


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November 13, 2016

Drive home




Is now in the dark and there are plenty of



But could be worse, there could be



on the road and



on the deck, so things are ok.  Gotta go rake leaves.

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November 13, 2016

Wow – been a very, very busy…



for waaaay too long. Well onto the “back nine” of life and –

Have to slow down and take….



for a walk.

Sneakers are all…


worn out.. and so am I.


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November 6, 2016


The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.








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