Oh, joy! I have a beautiful cactus plant right outside my office window...a transplant, thanks to my intrepid brother, David Crook. This year, the Beavertail Prickly Cactus is in full bloom, and I'm getting good practice at shooting this beautiful but difficult color to replicate. Enjoy! I call the photo above "Pollen Paradise" Above is a traditional photo of a blossom, and below is a redigitized version.
Archives for April 2008
My Colorado family has a new puppy, Sundance. They lost their beloved Max recently, and while Sundance can never replace Max, he brings joy and delight to Shannon, Jody, and Roger. Here's a picture of the little (?) guy...
How do we describe the life of someone who has just died? I’ve been wrestling with that question since my grandson, John, died in March. He was many things to many people, and if I could say anything profound, it would be that John’s gentle nature, full of warmth and intellect, touched many lives. He will always be a standard bearer for kindness. People from many generations and locations will miss him deeply. He touched our lives. When I married Jack Vorfeld, John was a little guy. Talk about cute. And even as a child, he got involved in community affairs and received an award for his big heart. I’m going to include a few photos of John as a boy, because that’s when I knew him the best. I’ll follow with his obituary. Continue Reading
One of the many things I like about the Arizona Republic is that is asks its readers to participate. I'm part of a group that responds to some of its surveys. And I submit photos, along with many other photographers. Yesterday morning, the Republic published a photo I took Tuesday. Here it is: a beaver tail prickly pear blossom from one of my own cactuses: