Over 50?!

In age, that is. Yes, indeed. Occasionally a show comes along that seems to have been designed with you in mind. So it was with “Second Half,” a show for artists over 50. I didn’t hesitate to apply. The show has two components, a gallery show and an entirely online show. My piece, From Which Hope Springs, is in the virtual show. Click here. The Second Half – 50 & Older is the work of Las Laguna Gallery, 577 S. Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA. It will run through July 31. In their invitation to apply for the show, the…

By the Numbers

What is the next number in the following sequence? 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, … Here’s a clue: You’re looking at the Fibonacci sequence. It occurs everywhere in nature. Count the petals on a ray flower. It’s probably going to be a Fibonacci number. Look at the spiral pattern of a pine cone or a pineapple and count the spirals if you can. You will get a Fibonacci number. Or better yet, you southerners pick up the fallen fruit of a Magnolia tree. See the spirals and count them. Fibonacci number, of course. Fibonacci numbers…

A Grateful Lament

Oxymoron, you say? Read on. Contradiction in terms? Hear me out. I am deeply grateful for this time of my life in which I am able to focus on what I love doing–not totally, as I still have obligations I mostly enjoy–but more than ever before. And what I love doing most is my photography. I am deeply grateful that at 75, I can still hike and kayak where the wild things are. I am grateful that I am able to walk the streets of cities for hours taking it all in, engaging the people, the architecture, the happenings, and…

Going Back

The osprey nest appeared to be empty, at least temporarily, but Nana Buruku, the ancient cypress tree, still fills the swamp with her spirit. That’s my name for her. The cajun swamp tour guides will introduce her to you as, simply, the oldest tree in the swamp. If I need to go to the part of Louisiana we call Acadiana for any reason, I will do my best to fit in a visit to Lake Martin. Last Friday, I made it for the second time this year. The swamp is a rich but challenging photographic subject. Actually, it’s the richness…