Thursday, December 20, 2007

At The Crossroads

The Corner of Christmas Avenue & St. Nicholas Avenue

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Santa's Little Helper

Cochituate, Massachusetts

Sunday, December 02, 2007

What Santa Wants For Christmas

Christmas, Michigan (On M-28, between the trailer park and the casino)

Santa needs a paint job and new right hand for Christmas.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Smile For The Camera

Brimfield, Massachusetts

Friday, October 19, 2007


Cerrillos, New Mexico

A grasshopper in the shade-

On top of an antique glass insulator-

Embedded in the roof-

Of the trading post/mining museum/petting zoo.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ores & Old Ointments

Cerrillios, New Mexico

More from the trading post/mining museum/petting zoo.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Rail Road Ristras

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Turquoise Trail

Cerrillos, New Mexico

Outside the trading post/mining musuem/petting zoo.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Santa Fe, New Mexico

The official greeter outside a gallery along Canyon Road.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Private Property!!!

Madrid, New Mexico

A "Private Property" sign in the artist community of Madrid, New Mexico

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Someone To Watch Over Me

Brimfield, Massachusetts

A shopper takes a break at the Brimfield Antiques Show.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Decidedly Creepy

Brimfield, Massachusetts

Brimfield Antiques Show

Friday, September 21, 2007

Twenty For A Dollar

Brimfield, Massachusetts

Brimfield Antiques Show

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Bunch Of Monks

Brimfield, Massachusetts

Brimfield Antiques Show

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Prehistoric Plastic Pets

Brimfield, Massachusetts

Brimfield Antiques Show

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Brimfield, Massachusetts

Brimfield Antiques Show

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fake Jake

Brimfield, Massachusetts
A fake cow keeps a close eye on a fake Jake & Elwood Blues at the Brimfield Antiques Show.

Saturday, September 08, 2007


Brimfield, Massachusetts

Brimfield Antiques Show

Friday, September 07, 2007

Mr. Personality

Brimfield, Massachusetts

Back to the Brimfield Antiques Show today.

It was 94 degrees and not a cloud in the sky for any relief from the broiling sun.

Mr. Personality was dressed for the occasion.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Portsmouth, NH

A flag flies from a sailboat near the Memorial Bridge that connects Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME over the Piscataqua River. The bridge's large weights are lowered to lift the center section to allow boats through. It was built in 1923 and is scheduled for a much needed rehab in 2009.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Portsmouth, NH

Toby, the friendly pit bull pup waits for his owner outside a restaurant.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Gigantic Pile Of Stuff

Portsmouth, NH
A well secured, well lit, gigantic pile of stuff with a bridge behind it.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Beer and Lunch

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The best of both worlds.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

One Last One

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
OK- I'll stop with the wedding photos already!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Threshold Of A New Life Together

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Taken a few minutes after my step-daughter's wedding ceremony.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

One Heart

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Taken a few moments before my step-daughter's wedding ceremony.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Beer Deer

Spot Lake, Off Highway 13, Near Munising, Michigan
The "beer deer" at my cousin's awesome camp in the U.P.
A convenient place to put your beer when it is your turn at horseshoes, eh?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Hometown Parade

Munising, Michigan
The nursing home prom queen waves to the crowd in the 4th of July parade.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

On The Road

Somewhere Near Sturbridge- On The Mass Pike, Westbound
I know it is hard to tell from the photo...but I took this shot of the SUV driving next to me while we were both going about 70 mph on the Mass Pike last weekend. I was behind the wheel of my own car and stuck my camera out the window. Don't try this at home. Tomorrow morning I begin a 1000 mile solo road trip. Hopefully I'll encounter lots of photos waiting to be had.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Pittsfield, Massachusetts

She can't talk yet.
She can't walk yet.
But my granddaughter's sense of humor seems to be developing!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Zephyrhills, Florida
The elderly couple sat, hand in hand, on the picnic table gazing out into the backyard. They reminisced about their younger days when they both hung out together in the sunshine, seemingly at the top of the world- That was long before their seed bearing days were over and the inevitable crash to earth, of course.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Nest Egg

Cochituate, Massachusetts
Making a deposit into our nest egg.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Lock Your Locker

Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts

Friday, June 01, 2007

Trombones and Life Savers

Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts
Back in the day, I managed a New Orleans style brass band. The leader of the band was, um, pathologically disorganized (among many other diagnoses). New Orleans type brass bands are supposed to be big and messy and fun and spontaneous...but he took the description to a whole new level. Normally the band was made up of a couple of drummers, trombones, tubas, trumpets, a couple of sax players, etc. We had a lot of experienced musicians to call upon and the band was never comprised of the same people twice in the entire time I worked with them....always a source of anxiety for yours truly who likes to live in a world where her ducks (and brass band musicians) stay neatly in rows.
I had booked us at a nice paying corporate gig as a 9 piece band. I should have known things were worse than usual when the band leader was on the phone trying to recruit players as we were driving to the gig.
We ended up with 2 drummers and 7 trombone players.
My life saver was when the crowd started downing the free hurricane cocktails. Before the end of the night the crowd was in love with the band.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Sax Stack

Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Thank Heaven For Polybagged Pink Poodles

Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts
As I was taking this photo I was joined by a fellow who seemed to be enjoying this display a bit more than you'd expect. He was taking a photo with his cell phone and enthusiastically said to the vendor "You should put up a sign that says for $5.00 you'll move the poodle!!" The vendor gruffly replied "I should put up a sign that says for $5.00 I'll let you take a freakin' picture." OK then!

Friday, May 25, 2007

A Spare, A Snare & One Boot Short Of A Pair

Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts

Such is the time of the year here in Boston when you hear those words floating on the spring breeze- like so many pretty dogwood petals.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Guy On The Right

Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts

I must admit- I've always been attracted to men with goatees.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

We Are Some Bodies!!

Check out the "Modern Haiga" section of the brand new edition of Simply Haiku at: You can see the above dog-ku plus several other canine collaborations created by ESB n' me. It is such a great honor to be part of their journal!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Permanent Gossip

Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts

You can almost hear the gossip that was shared under this hair dryer over the years...whispered voices floating on the breeze...along with that chemical perm smell...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

My Prayers Were Finally Answered

Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts

Thursday, May 10, 2007

My Joints Hurt

Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield Massachusetts

Even though I'm self-employed I called in sick today. Cough, cough...wink, wink.

I took a "mental health" day and trekked for miles on joint-jolting gravel paths in 85 degree blazing-sun-dust-heat. But the joyous, quirky sensory overload that is Brimfield is just what I needed.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hope For The Best

Dedham, Massachuestts

Found in the basement of a house some friends had just purchased.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Furry Little Flower Buds

Grand Island Landing, Munising, Michigan
Yes, I know the common name of this plant.
It just seems so naughty to use it in the title.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Frozen Dunes

Au Train, Michigan
Freezing my grAss off on 4/15/07

Monday, April 30, 2007

Built-In Bar in the Rec Room

Munising, Michigan
Yup, there is shag carpeting on the floor.
(And the 3D Last Supper in Vegas artwork from my 4/19 post is on the wall.)

Friday, April 27, 2007

Frozen Strata

Au Train, Michigan

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Superiority Complex

Lake Superior- Near Munising, Michigan

Shot 4/15/07