Monthly Archives: April 2015


When the man has an AK-47, you do as he says. I was in Osijek, Croatia as part of a Quaker peace mission when I had the chance to snag some InterNet time at the local phone exchange. Croatia was at war with Serbia at the time, so security in this frontier city was tight. […]

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Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry

Date: March 15, 2015 These came out very early this year. Temperatures were in the nineties — in February! — so many flowers started to bloom. I’ll be looking for Mariposa Lilies in April! The flowers are a favorite of the Anna’s Hummingbird. I’ve been told that you can eat these, but they don’t taste […]

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Weeping Angel

This may be my most famous photo. Lord knows that it has been stolen often enough! Even Doctor Who got into the act, though not by pilfering my work. There are many Weeping Angels scattered around the country. This one stands in Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, California. Colma is unique in that it is […]

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Date: June 17, 2013 Some of the garden art at Villa Vizcaya, Miami, Florida. Another Sprocket Rocket creation. Obviously a Roman empress or an Italian noblewoman who wanted to be thought of as one, but who?

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Date: January 22, 2015 Alan is one of a group of my friends who checked out the Great Park in Irvine a couple of months back. He is what he looks like — a bit of a beach philosopher though I don’t know that he goes there much.

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Keeping Busy

Date: March 1, 2015 What better fool to feature on April Fool’s Day than myself? Cloning involves taking several pictures of myself in a scene. You set the camera on a tripod, adjust the exposure and the focus, then pose yourself or your model in several different places. When you are done, you begin pasting […]

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