Sunday, December 12, 2010


Detail of the fabric of the bridesmaids dresses for the Hindu wedding ceremony of our daughter and her fiance.


Falling snow makes the world seem a little softer.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Grandpa dug into his vintage toy box and gave an early wedding gift to our young engaged couple.

I think he gave me a toaster when I got married.


I've never seen a crawdad hit on a baited hook before and then continue to hang on when reeled in.


Saturday, October 30, 2010


Ordinary day. 
He plays a soccer match then walks alongside to tag the ball back when it gets away from his little cousin.
Ordinary day. 
He waits on the sidelines through two matches until he gets his turn with the ball; his chance to be like his older cousin.
Ordinary day.
Extraordinary boys.



All I wanted was to get him to a pumpkin patch where he could pick the biggest pumpkin in the place and I could get the best photo of my life.  He chose a small pumpkin, one he could carry by himself.  I chose to live in the moment and only grabbed a couple of shots of the day.  The seasons of our life pass far too fast and the moments even faster.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


What struck me first were the "Keep Right" sign and "One Way" sign pointing up the hill with the man asking for help just below them.  What strikes me now is the contrast of the lush green corner garden across the roads with the near lack of color in the midst of the roads where the man is standing.  You can see the water line around the garden across the roads where the grass turns from manicured green to a thirsty dull shade. Life in the city.  Monotone poverty on one block then you turn a corner to well kept gardens and green green grass.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Tomato hornworms are strange looking critters. Stranger still when there are wasp cocoons clustered on them. If you look closely, you can see that some of the cocoons have open ends where the wasps have emerged.
It's actually a very cool bit of nature in play. The hornworms are feasting on my tomato plants (the ones Mr. L. now refuses to feast on because the idea that green monsters crawled around on them grosses him out) and the wasp larvae are feasting on the hornworms. Eventually the wasp larvae would kill the hornworm so it's a natural pest deterent in theory. In reality, the hornworms usually eat the tomat plant bare long before the wasp larvae kill them. Still very cool.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

High Style

Youngest Ms. Lorri created a video entry for a contest by Aveda.   She's the stylist in the video.

Monday, July 26, 2010


One captive makes a move toward freedom.
No crawdads were harmed in the splashing, rock turning, mudbug catching chase in the creek and all were returned to their home in short order.