Thursday, December 24, 2009

More of those geese. There are many of them in the Boise area in the fall.
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mother and child

My niece and her son at Thanksgiving today.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Last night's amazing evening sky in square version. Oh, Lord,
give me a Hasselblad!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I try not to abuse this saturation function, but it is hard
to resist, sometimes . . .
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The beautiful West. I always promise myself a trip here
to photograph for several days. But so far, it is fromthecar.
This is today in Montana.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Wolfi's Eyes

P1020391squ, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

The favorite old dog. His recent liver test is much better, but still shows that he has a problem.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The iris of spring. . . rediscovered.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Secrets of the hosta

Intricate beauty within the flower. Seen at Willson's Nursery, Petoskey, Michigan.
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Late blooming seedling columbines

These fairytale beauties are part of a generous crop of seedlings of the yellow version of Origami Columbines. I plan to never grow anything else for my columbine fix. Look at the delicate coloring and dainty structure!
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wild apple

I tramped through the roadside ditch to get some of these small apples which have been glowing on hedgerow trees for weeks now. By the time we stopped most of the low ones were gone, probably to deer. S thought they might be crabapples, but now we think they are just small apples, growing wild. I have been taking photos of them, and their adorable defects. I am going to plant the seeds along our hedgerow, just for the perhaps of the future.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Little red house on Indian River

Just begging to be sketched as we motored by with a young fellow at the wheel.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Look, some chicken wire!

This is a companion piece to the one I put on The Memory Thread tonight. Girls just wanna have fun!
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Eating Thistle Seed

Eating Thistle Seed, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

Today's thrill, the goldfinches finally discovered the abundant ripe thistle seed on the plant just outside the back door. I got a few pictures through the window.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Moth on Yellow

P1320759moth squ, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

This is from today's birdwalk in the woods and on the beach at Sturgeon Bay. There was a bee, too, but I like this photo the best. I have had quite a few lovely house moths this year, with delicate patterns like this and in brown, tan and ivory colors.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another version

Another version, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I flipped and cropped the version on my main blog tonight and am still not sure which one I like better. There always has to be a choice, doesn't there???

Friday, August 28, 2009

Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco

Dear little squares, I've been neglecting you. Here's another snap from the bus tour of the city we took our grandson on. And one brief glimpse without so many wires. The old and the new exist here quite smartly, I think.

Monday, August 24, 2009

And this is S with the beloved Wolfi

He's the adorable guy that started our dog extravaganza!
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Madi in 2004

She's always loved dogs! This is her dachshund, Gertie.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Jingle Regalia from the Powwow

I've always wanted to be at one of these and today I got my chance. The regalia is terrific and very varied.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I whistled, he came!

I whistled, he came!, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

After visiting Greensky Hill, we took a drive down some less-traveled roads and stopped to look at this gorgeous pinto. He came to to fence to see us, but soon losst interest because we had no apples or carrots with us. We had been to Rostenthal Farms for sour pie cherries and that was the only food we had with us. Lovely drive with my daughter.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Joe Pye weed

P1000279joepye, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

This new England Indian used this plant, or a similar one, in healing. One internet source describes the tea made from it as "nauseous." And research on Joe Pye himself turns up very little besides his debt to a New England saloon-keeper. As with other native Americans from New England, his tribe, which still had people named Pye, was pushed west several times until they reach Minnesota. This lovely soft pink reliably adorns the roadsides here at this time of year, giving Joe Pye a sort of immortality, or remembrance.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

About Ready?

IMG_1588 crp, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I love this! It is like a little story about a marriage. Taken today at Big Rock Point, formerly the spring gathering place for the local Odawa/Ottawa tribe. There were a lot of geese, but they didn't stay long when two people began scrambling toward them over the scrub.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Girl with three gulls

P1310924crp wwww, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

This child was waiting for a wedding in the park to begin. I had to crop it from a larger photo, since the opportunity only lasted as she climbed this grassy bank. I like the gulls . . .

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fantasy blend

P1300422sil layer, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I spent ten hours yesterday fooling with pictures and especially the Silver Efex Pro filters. Then I blended one with an old black and white shot of rebuilding our farmhouse, circa 1956. To get good at this will take a lot of time and investigation. But the possibilities are endless. Creation of other worlds and otherworldliness.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Step, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

It's about the feet; never mind that I cropped the person out by mistake. I love the way this came out as a square. TRY SQUARES!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A bouquet of cottonwood leaves

A bouquet of cottonwood leaves, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

After an intense rainstorm, my granddaughter picked up all these cottonwood leaves from the lawn, and presented them to me. I put them in the vase just the way she gave them to me. A short time later, she added the little blue flower, and the rose, which she pulled from the bush by grasping just above the thorns and under the blossom.
Little beloved blog--I've been neglecting you.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June with cat

June with cat, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I don't think it was our cat, but this is surely me before the Second World War in a simpler time.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


PICT4912squ, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I wandered around this afternoon trying to capture all the colors of the iris in this garden new to me. I keep thinking about the elderly couple who planted them . . . and wishing I could say thank you.

Monday, May 25, 2009

In Daylann's Yard

The mother quail turns her back on our Memorial Day revelry to tend to her chicks. I like the way she has crossed her legs in taking the last step.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Purple Flag

New color in the iris wilderness!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Her laughter

P1300780squ, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

She goes to kindergarten in the fall. She attended a small home-based nursery school and learned a great deal!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Portrait of grass

I meant to take more photos of the grasses in sunlight before my son weed-whacked some wild grassy places in my new yard in Idaho. But I never got it done and only this one taken at the tulip-portrait time remains. But the weed whacking will be good for the other plants--he found a rhubarb and something that might be a gooseberry.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dune Paintbrush

P1300261dune pb, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

We don't spend enough time outdoors with the glories of Wildflower Spring in California! Some pictures are just naturally enhanced by the black background; why am I always surprised???

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

On the wildflower walk

IMG_1199squ, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

In Alum Rock Park lots of wonderful spring wildflowers are in bloom! Go out and take a hike!


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