Friday, March 28, 2008


Katrina's havoc with the Ocean Springs-Biloxi Bay Bridge. Photos shot on Ocean Springs side of the bay Nov. 2005.

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August 2005

Biloxi - Ocean Springs Bridge


Trees and Railroad

St. Michael's Catholic Church

East Bay Bridge

Casino Magic


Bay St. Louis - Aug. 29, 2006
Window with Moon

Red Wall 1

Red Wall II

Red Wall III

View from Inside Fire Dog


On Ramps and Exit Ramps - August 2005
NOLA Flood I





Bay St. Louis, MS - Aug. 29, 2006

Firedog Saloon with Crescent Moon

Front Wall

Outside Looking In

Room With a View

Interior with Fabric, Branches, Sand

Sunday, March 9, 2008

SNOW DAZE :: Interlude in White

Crow at St. Peter's. On my way home I stopped by the cemetery to watch the snow coming into town.

The magic began to fall over Oxford on the afternoon of March 7th. and by early morning of March 8th., there was about an inch of snow at my location. This was just the joyful little event I needed to lift my spirits and bring out my inner child who seems to have been in hibernation for some months now. With cameras in tow and a tabby cat to keep me company, I made a morning of it. What great fun! Just the snow, me, Tabby, and the birds singing amongst the tree branches.

Tabby - Intriqued with Snow Water.


Snow Bird

Early Morning Light

Cobalt Blue

Chaise Lounge

Bits of Fuschia

Holly Leaf

Iris Bed

Waiting for Spring

Snow Kitty

Tabby - Contemplating Snow.

And so we end. The snow melted. The Snow Kitty disolved. All is a memory now. And when it was gone, it seemed like it never really happened.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

SNoW DaZE - paint cans

Two Cans

Some paint cans used as anchors for a blue tarp turned interesting when an inch of snowfall gave them a new look.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

iPhone Photos – have their own site

. . . just moved my iphone work to its own new site.
I did not want the images to be confused with those shot with my Lumix.
As always, I am forever working with the iPhone camera and will be posting new work.
Take a look

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Reading Frank O'Hara

Just wanted to try an idea from another blogger – I have turned to page 123, read first 5 lines, and am now quoting the next 3 lines of the poem, "Invincibility."

"and vouchsafing a plume and a volume of Plato,
purblind water, the earth pitting its stench against the moon's
and accomplishing a serenade, a terrestrial touchdown sigh"

my favorite Frank O site: Imagine– the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library offers an incredible look at the era of The New York School of Painters and Poets.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Night Lights in the Key of Life

Moments in time. . . could have missed these, but didn't. As a result, memories flow from them and fill my mind with flecks of glitter and perfumed air.

Pick Up, If You're There.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


These magnificent white birds settle down to roost at night in the trees across from the Shearwater Bridge. They look like little bright spots of light within the blackness of the branches. I had seen them there pre-Katrina but then even in Nov. after Katrina, they weren't there. This past Nov., I was thrilled to see them there that night I drove to the bridge! I parked and walked back up on the bridge, propped the Lumix on the railing and shot. What a treat!

The Cranes are Little Lights
Computer altered photo.

Boats in OS Harbor

On the opposite side of the bridge is the Harbor and the boats were so beautiful sitting there in the quiet night. I could have stayed there all night just watching the colors, smelling the night air, and listening to the softness of the lapping water.

Photos shot with the Lumix.


I have continued to photograph the post-Katrina Live Oaks every time I visit my beloved Mississippi Gulf Coast. I see the destruction that Katrina left behind on every visit and I am in continual awe of the power of that historical storm. If I could not find something positive within that destruction, I would not be able to continue on. I am determined to make my own form of lemonaid from the many lemons left in Katrina's wake, afterall, she ruined my dream, too. So, the search for the spirits within the living things of the earth is a quest for truth and beauty and hope eternal that all will be alright in the end.
And to that I add: "If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen." – Henry David Thoreau

Front Beach Oak with Bird

Still shot taken from movie made on Front Beach at Washington in Ocean Springs, MS. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 camera with Leica 28mm lens.

Oak at Eisenhower and Beach Blvd. - Biloxi.

Pelican Spirits -Biloxi.

The Survivor

With this magnificent Live Oak in the background, there was a small group of Live Oaks that did not survive Katrina in a fenced area in the median of Beach Blvd. Dayton Scoggins was commissioned by Biloxi Mayor, A. J. Holloway to sculpt marine-related figures from the dead oaks. This particular shot has a Pelican with a fish dangling from its mouth. To see more photos of the sculpting process, visit : Tree Sculpture

Hanging On

This thin-limbed sentinel stands outside of the fenced area which contains the Scoggins sculptures and overlooks that magical Gulf Coast water.

Beach Blvd. Spirits
This minimalistic oak was a stark image and I felt like it had something within that it wanted to say. Surviving Katrina was a tough ordeal. Surviving the prospect of being cut down by man, perhaps even tougher.

One Crow for Sorrow, Two for Joy

Tree with Fence

A twisted cast iron fence and a thin tree overlooking the Bay in Bay St. Louis.

Waveland Oak with Birds
This very minimalistic and obviously once large and lush oak is still hanging on since I first saw it 2 years ago. However, there are still no signs of green leaves sprouting from the barren limbs. I see the angels and the birds, but no new growth.

Clermont Harbor Spirits

Oak Spirits at Buchaneer Park

"Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage."– Sri Aurobindo

All photos shot with the Lumix - Nov. 2007.