Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Going to be steamy today.  The sunrise was great this morning... looking north over the Coptic church nearby.

Banco in Situ

The desert willow we got from Theodore Payne last month has already doubled in size and is producing some blooms.  Banco is very happy about that!

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Banco gets her weekly beef rib.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday in the Garden

After sun down on Sunday, Banco came out to join me in the front garden.  Finding a nice space between the blue germander and the hummingbird sage, She plopped down, waiting for the next dog to pass.

Aromatherapy Dog

Some local fireworks have been bothering Banco. So we put some lavender in a sock to make a sachet and it calmed her down.

North Country Cider

A bunch of the family and I traveled near the Maine border to sample some North Country Cider.  Definitely should be on everyone's itinerary. Fantastic blends. We walked away with 3 growlers. Wish they were on the West Coast.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Portsmouth Gardens

My sister in law and I got to stroll through some lovey gardens in Portsmouth, NH


My brother's excellent dog, Cosmo.

Pond's Keeper

A gargoyle sits over and protects the goldfish in my brother's backyard.

8 Cameras + Nathan

 On a recent shoot with a ton of cameras and an old NYC friend Nathan, now operating.

Gay Chapeau

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Banco Dines

 A little grease on the lens and Banco's dinner takes on a romantic gleam.

Banco In Situ

Century plant in Bloom

30' "flower" of a neighbor's Century Plant

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jacaranda in Bloom

Sunrise walk reveals our neighbor's massive jacaranda tree in a great light.

Sleeping Beauty

 The many positions of Banco's sleeping.  Some classic, some bonkers.

Santa Barbara

Beautiful bluff top location we shot at last month.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Food Stuffs

With some left over Maui onions, WL made an excellent french onion soup.  I made a favorite middle eastern breakfast, Shakshuka.

Teaching New Dog Old Tricks

Banco will sit up, beg, spin and shake for a chicken gizzard or heart.

St. Catherine's Lace in Bloom

And the bees love it.