Tag Archives: Photgraphy

Do local acorns predict a rough Winter ahead?

I’ve heard that bit of Redding lore. If true, our backyard oaks are telling us to buy a new coat, and stack another cord of wood. Acorn production this season has become overwhelming. We’ll collect these and put them out … Continue reading

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Poetic wild bird eggs

How curious is the nest: no other bird Uses such loose materials or weaves Its dwelling in such spots – dead oaken leaves Are placed without and velvet moss within And little scraps of grass and, scant and spare, What … Continue reading

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A Cinemagraph of Erin

A Cinemagraph is described as an image somewhere between a still photograph, and a video. I saw some very creative and artistic Cinemagraphs by talented New York photographer Jamie Beck. Inspired, I thought I’d try the technique. Like anything truly … Continue reading

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Images of metaphorical Manzanita

The living ruddy flesh of the Mazanita flows gracefully over the gray wooden skeleton of it’s past. A living glacier. It doesn’t ask for much. A shallow footing of brittle gravel, or some hardpan clay. Daylong relentless scorching sun. Seeds … Continue reading

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April showers bring May flowers

And then May showers beat them up. Here are a few images of Karry’s flower garden that I took yesterday, before it rained again. A city of spring flowers, it’s Really Redding.

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Ornamental Manzanita

Manzanita is truly ubiquitous around here. The hardy bush thrives in solid clay, hard rock, and parched earth. I’ve sometimes heard harsh language used to describe this tenacious plant, for all sorts of reasons. But then I’ve seen the leaves … Continue reading

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I'm no photgrapher

I’m a guy with a camera. I take some lucky shots once in a while. I’ve improved my craft. But I’m no photographer. Nina Berman is a photographer. I was introduced to her work at this Huff Post article called … Continue reading

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Of clouds, and clouds of birds

Such beautiful skies yesterday. I found myself just looking up. Looking up you notice birds. Along about 5 pm, groups of birds flying in from the east gathered into a swirling circle. A tornado of birds. Round and round they … Continue reading

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Live Music by DJ at the Red Lion

Talk about unclear on the concept. I had just been reading Jim Dyar’s recent article about the Hot Start to the Cascade’s season and thinking that Redding’s really developing quite a live music scene. Then this sign on Hilltop Drive … Continue reading

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