Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Dance Extravaganza

P1280664squ, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

On Chistmas Eve, we were treated to a free-form dance festival by granddaughters!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Use Associated Gasoline

P1280455square, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I made another trip to the History Park yesterday, I spen three hours working in the Haiku Society Archives in the Markham House, but got photos on the way in and the way out!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Miss Bianca square

Miss Bianca square, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I just found these more than 20 year old pictures and scanned them. This is Miss Bianca in life. She is named after the cultured mouse in the children's book.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

N avajo Bracelet

navajobracelet, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

The turquoise in this bracelet is called Bisbee as it is probably from the Bisbee mine in Arizona. Bisbee is a hard turquoise containing a hard matrix the color of chocolate. The bracelet is very fun to wear and goes with everything!

Donkeys on a hill

Duplex, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

This is very Northern California, the hills, the grass and the late afternoon light.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sunlight, moss and oak leaves

Sunlight, moss and oak leaves, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

The beauty is in the details. . .

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Warm Colors

Warm Colors, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I think this is quite a wonderful symphony of colors.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Plumas County rancho

A Plumas County rancho, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

These friends of mine have some of everything, emus to lambs. It is fun to see what they will add next.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The texture of oak leaves

The texture of oak leaves, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

These leaves (beside the Feather River) made me think of a very fine smooth leather, suitable to bind the most cherished books!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Four Days Old and Sleeping

Four Days Old and Sleeping, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

Well, naturally my new granddaughter has to make it here.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

A little fish story for tonight.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hexagon and cloud

Hexagon and cloud, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

No time to explain, or as they say: Nothing to report.

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Seasoned Traveler

The Seasoned Traveler, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

Our little guy travels on a pillow between us. He has gotten quite use to being spoiled,

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I want to be your boyfriend

I want to be your boyfriend, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I loved seeing this. All the girls were watching, even ones not in this photograph. In a recently harvested field of ryegrass hay in Emmet County, Michigan.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Peace, once more

Peace, once more, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

This is something you can do with Photoshop--reduce everything in the photo to either black or white. By making adjustments you can see where you want the midpoint. This is one of my favorites using this technique, It reminds me to try it some more. And on this black background, the edge of the photo disappears. I hadn't thought of that. WILD!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Twinkie, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

One of our little dogs She was the runt of the litter, has sherry-brown eyes like Emily Dickenson, and is very good at eye-contact!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lotus heart squared

Lotus heart squared, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I found this difficult to believe. The center of the lotus looks like it was made from plastic or marzipan.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Reaching for a star

Reaching for a star, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

My granddaughter at the Monterey Aquarium. I'll see her again in less than two weeks! I'm going to run out of good squares soon, but doing this has made me interested in looking for more suitable for this crop. You need a certain kind of balance, which I think this demonstrates. (She said, modestly.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Falling coolness

Falling coolness, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

My son built his wife a waterfall in their backyard. Splash!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Fish Hopper

The Fish Hopper, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I almost lost the rest of the people in my party looking for a photogenic angle on this fish restaurant in Monterey, California. My maiden name was Hopper, so these signs pleased me.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Three trees

Three trees, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

We all need a little fantasy from time to time.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Moonchild, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

This is one of my earliest attempts to combine photographs in Photoshop. It still pleases me and makes me want to work on this sort of thing even more. It is of Kiyoko's oldest grandaughter many years ago. Now she is all grown up.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Shadow, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

My grandson at a family barbecue. I have rarely seen such a defined shadow in one of my photographs. I noticed, while taking his picture that day, that he has a natural grace; you can see it here.

Friday, October 17, 2008

His dress feathers

His dress feathers, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

A lovely whimbrel at the Monterey Aquarium.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Joy in the surf

Joy 3, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I love to watch children play at the edge of Monterey Bay.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The red door

The red door, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

At Thoreson's Farm, an art center and historic farm near the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Michigan, 2007

Canoe near sunset

Canoe near sunset, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

From the Weber Lake excursion. If I had realized how handsome this canoe was, I would have taken more pictures. But I was busy trying to catch my grandsons in the air as they dived from a log.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Square duotone lotus

Square duotone lotus, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

That visit to the Lotus Garden was a day I will never forget! Thank you Ann Bendixen for arranging it for me! I shot for two and one-half hours until my camera battery ran down. I've purchased another battery, but have never needed it since. . .
Processed with Nik duotone photoshop plug-in.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Swans Adore Fritos

P1220875crp, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I was surprised when my grandsons tossed them some. But we made a lot of new friends that day on Indian River.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A single berry

A single berry, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

Gone but not forgotten.

Gull pair; the bow

Gull pair; the bow, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

No, I don't have a Hasselblad. But sometimes, I like to crop to a square
to focus on the essential part of the photograph. All these photographs
are flickering in my Flickr, along with 5000 others.


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