The Family Tree

I was asked recently to help a friend document the original settlement of her family that came to this area from Nova Scotia

She had found the general area and with my camera in hand we went looking for the exact spot. You see there was a lone apple tree on the land and that was the most important thing for us to find. Could it still be there after all of these years?

Well, we not only found the tree but also the foundation of the original house and what looked like the road which once went infront of the house.

It was quite a find. My images were sent back to Nova Scotia where I’m sure they are in a fine glass case in the town’s historical society … or maybe they ended up on the refrigerator… HA!

New Years Eve Snow Storm

When it snows, you just have to take some pictures, I think it’s a law or something.

Across the street is a road that leads up to a housing development, I’ve never been up the road, I think they shoot you if you are a trespasser. But there is a bench near the main road where the kids wait for the school bus, it’s got padding, nice.

So there I was walking through the neighbor’s yard once again, looking for some classic snow images

I think I got next year’s Christmas card image, so it was a successful trek.


In between all of the portraits and other sessions I like to go to Bird Park in Walpole MA to scout locations for future sessiojns. Usually this means that it is very early in the morning and I am on my own for a few hours (no assistants).

The winter is amazing at the park. It’s so quiet and peaceful. I have a lot of these images up in the studio. It’s good to remember how beautiful the world really is.

I shot this tree a few months ago and thought, I’ll bet this would look great in blue and grey and sepia! Hey, it’s cold out there…

Orange County

Orange County, it’s got a ring to it. It sounds warm and famous. movie stars …swimming pools

I had the pleasure to work a corporate event in Irvine Californina … Orange County a few weeks ago.

Somehow I expected to see Tom Cruise or Sylvestor Stalone or maybe Julia Roberts driving by. But no, no one drove by, I didn’t do lunch or “have my people call your people”

There were a lot of palm trees though. And that was nice.

A note to Self

I know we wait

we watch and wait

see the snow fall and gardens grow

and time pass

and then one day, we realize that the wait was too long. That what we expected to come never did. And we can’t take it all back and try again.

You know, “This time I won’t wait, I’ll take adavantage of everything and enjoy life”

Great, glad you shared.

Confucius said ” There is great chaos under heaven … and the situation is excellent”

Yes, it’s wicked excellent