How Lucky Can You Get?

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow

A photographer’s dream appeared–a double rainbow, perfectly framing a group of pines!  How lucky can you get?  Until, of course, you realize you do not have a camera, not even the camera on your smartphone.  Not too smart, it turns out.  However, luck does prevail when your sister-in-law has her (creaky, outdated) iPhone.  Having borrowed it, I discovered that the iPhone camera would take panorama shots.  The above image is the result.  Enjoy!

Portland’s Chinese Garden

Recently I was in Oregon visiting my sister-in-law.  We took a day trip to Portland, where we visited Powell's Bookstore, which claims to be the largest bookstore in the world.  Covering an entire city block and having several stories, the claim may … [Continue reading]

Night Photography–Trial Run

Did you know there are official, international dark sky parks?  I didn't until I was recently in Michigan visiting family members.  One of my cousin's sons is an astronomy buff, and he was hoping to go to the Headlands, in the Mackinac Straits.  … [Continue reading]

Adele Rowland, OP–Photographer

Adele Rowland, who passed away recently, was a Dominican Sister of San Rafel, CA.  She was also an extraordinary photographer, having studied under the likes of Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, and Jerry Uelsmann.  Despite this tutelage, she preferred … [Continue reading]

Waterplace Park From Above

Providence is a beautiful city, much more beautiful than when I moved here in 1984.  Back then the Providence River flowed through the city (as it still does), but nearly all of its course was covered with roadways.  Now it is opened up.  … [Continue reading]

Bird Banding

Through the Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI) I enrolled this spring in a course about birds, taught by Charles Clarkson.  We were treated to a wealth of information from evolution to behavior, and song to identification.  This past Saturday … [Continue reading]

A Touch of Spring

Here in Rhode Island we got two feet of snow last week, another foot this week, and are expecting yet another foot next week.  While I like snow, I thought you might enjoy a little touch of spring. Last year a friend took me to a private garden … [Continue reading]