Saturday, March 28, 2009


Details along the way south:

Contiunued play....


Crocuses as March nears its end. April is always glorious in New York, a month of rejuvenation and of benign fresh sweet promises unfurled.

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. There are not atheists in blog foxholes, are there. Have a great weekend.

"Rolling on the river...."

Thursday, March 26, 2009


The bright spot of chilly weather is that the crocuses have lasted, fresh and jubilant, a longer time. Tonight heavy rain and tomorrow warmer weather. Someday lilacs.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


There's more gold in them hills....half scale.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Monday, March 23, 2009


Not much time lately and here is what I have been shaking up in the blender...not likely to be a pan.cake...

Details of a slightly earlier draft, below.

Still so cold here. Wearing layers everyday and almost need gloves. Last Friday there was a strong flurry as I stood on the train platform and I faced into the wind allowing the flakes (that were coming at me almost sideways) bathe me - accepting the last gasps of a nasty winter.

Alas, the cold curtain did not come down after my symbolic gesture.

Hope all of you are well. Thanks for dropping by....

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Another detail...nothing large to post, yet. Pen.ny can.dy.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009



Detail of in progress.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Plastic recycled - tissues package -aaaaaah chooo.

Detail of the "cousin image" as unfolded:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Additional exploration of images in last post. Added fragments of a dusk deep blue sky and overlays.

Have less time to experiment these days - these are quick studies using small file sizes.

Snipe are marvellous relatively uncommon marsh preferring shorebirds. Every time that I have seen this gregarious species it has been in beautiful quiet fresh water wetlands, far from even sparsely populated suburbia.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009



Sampling of European countryside picture, forget where I found the image a while back. These are fairly removed. I think it might be the French countryside.

First day of Spring is next week and I cannot wait for warmer weather, flowers and springtime birds. This weekend a large plant nursery has their annual plant show - we usually go. It is surrealistic to see plantings where sunflowers, tulips, roses and hydrangeas are all in peak bloom simultaneously.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Back to the New Zealand Future.

My first daffodil today. Another will open tomorrow but I am weeks form the true push of Spring. Saint Patrick's Day parade is a week off. A great day in Manhattan, very happy celebration. Much less rowdy than ten years ago, though.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Continued play with Frances' beach. This one includes a dash of a Lexi waxy image for colour and texture.


Sunday, March 8, 2009


Frances beach sampled. It was sixty three degrees today and it felt like spring. Crocuses are out close to being in force.


Friday, March 6, 2009


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I always feel like I am going into a rut and then I pull something out of a hat that I like.

Monday, March 2, 2009



Lisa's house sparrows, morphed. The garbled text is an excerpt fropm a book regarding the Rolling Stones around the time they recorded "Exile on Main Street." A period of debauchery and other excesses.

"Tumbling dice..."