Sunday, March 11, 2018

Collaboration with Melissa Tai

I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa Tai, a painter who shares my love of nature and has an eye for finding beauty in scenes that are not so obvious.  She had the idea to paint some of my photographs and I was so flattered! 

Here is "Headed Toward the Storm."

This is her version of "Gerbera Daisy."  Not only did she paint my daisy, but she used it when she led a painting workshop at Ronald McDonald House last week. 

If you'd like a chance to learn a thing or two from Melissa, she's leading a painting workshop soon to benefit the Cooper-Siegel Library in Fox Chapel (Pittsburgh).  It's on March 16th and you can register here.  It looks like a great place to take a friend and bottle of wine!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dripping Ice

There's no indication that it is winter today - it's nearly 60 degrees right now!  But not too long ago, every branch and leaf in my yard was covered in ice.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jumble Ice Along the Allegheny River

I ventured out to the Allegheny Riverfront yesterday morning in Pittsburgh out of curiosity.  The ice that had so recently covered the river had broken up in large sheets and heaved up over the banks, and in this case, the sidewalk.  It's hard to get a sense of how large the pieces were, but they could have easily covered me.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fallen Log Lit By Sun

I love looking for photos on walks because things always look different according to the season or the weather or the time of day.  I have passed by this fallen tree before but I had never really noticed it before.  But with the light shining through the fog behind it, it really stood out and I could really appreciate its form.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Light Shining Through a Leaf

I spotted this leaf on my winter walk at Beechwood Farms.  It was caught some bare branches, and the sun shone right through the little holes. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sit a Spell

Beechwood Farms looks so beautiful in the morning fog.