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trees in the interminable April rain. Some trees are budding
or in blossom, others are dormant or dying - like my neighbors!
Click the thumbnail to see the photo. Friends bought this photo
at an auction to benefit the Buzz Ware Village Center. I happy
to say the bidding was spirited. This same photo was chosen
by WHYY-TV as a backdrop for a report on our village's successful
attempt to add
five-acres to one of our forests.
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photo of the weeping cherry tree outside my studio window.
I have photographed this tree in bloom many times, but nothing
that really pleased me. This spring I went out again, in the
rain, and made several exposures. Immediately, they were downloaded
to my computer. Dissatisfied, I went back out with camera, tripod
and umbrella. Finally I got the photo above, but not
before catching this one.
This is the photo chosen for the first exhibit by The Photo Collective,
a new group of local photographers. Click
here to see all the photos considered.
. . . "I've got to go to work," says
my wife. "I don't know if I'll work today or not," I
reply, as though I really would consider doing such a thing.
It is something funny to say when she's dressed and headed out
the door while I'm lying on the couch in the sun still in my
bathrobe. But it is also a serious way of playing with our relationship
and my laziness and freedom at the same time. Actually, I did
some work, the best kind. I wrote in my journal and, having noticed
again the photographic possibilities of the wrinkled sunlight
from the glass block, I got out my tripod and camera.
. . . We bought this house instead
of some other because it is so ideosyncratic. This photo shows
two radiator pipes that come out the wall and then disappear into
the ceiling of our living room. Ours is not a house built by developers
for re-sale. That's why we rushed to buy it.
April began with Honk! a musical comedy next
door at Gild Hall. Here are 75 photos of my neighbors' antics with their friends.
April, the Village of Arden accepted a check from New Castle County
toward the purchase of five additional acres to Sherwood Forest.
Without the aid of the county and the state, the purchase would
have been difficult if not impossible. Sherry
Freeberry, right, represented the county while three of us represented
Magnolia Leaf. It would not
take many leaves from this magnolia tree to make an umbrella. We
still have this leaf on display in our house, my one souvenir from
this month's ACRA house and garden tour.
On A Van. The graffiti on this van is ugly until you get close
up. Then the curving graphic lines of black spray paint are appealing.
Only one detail in this photo says this is paint on metal: the
Next month's photos.
Price list for photographic prints.