In January, my photograph, “Flood Remains”, was posted in two online publications that I follow and respect; “Don’t Take Pictures”, Editor-in-Chief, Kat Kiernan, https://www.donttakepictures.com/ , and “Lenscratch”, created by Aline Smithson,  http://lenscratch.com/. I am proud to be a part of these two venues and appreciate all that they do to support the arts and artists who submit their work.

 

 

Flood Remains, 2019

Creve Coeur Lake. Means broken heart in French. Legend has it that an Indian princess fell in love with a French fur trapper, but the love was not returned. Maudlin.

I first started coming to the lake 25 years ago. Used to rollerblade along the path at the water’s edge. Good exercise. Peaceful surroundings. Not many visitors. As I got older, I shifted to walking along the path at the water’s edge. And bringing a camera. Still good exercise. Still peaceful surroundings; sometimes. Still not very many visitors; if you know where and when to go.

Expansion put a road over the lake. Progress. Replaced prairies with artificial turf soccer fields. Surroundings aren’t peaceful. Parents yelling at coaches. Referees blowing whistles. The faint smells of concession stands drifting over the water. Spring and early summer rainfalls were too much for the lake to absorb this year.

The water’s edge kept changing. Until the paths were absorbed and the roads were closed.

For a few weeks it was good exercise again. Finding a path. Peaceful once again. Water lapping against new ground. Very few visitors again. Kayaks resting on the water. It was a lake again.

 

Work exhibited and recognized.

05/22/2020

Work exhibited and recognized

05/22/2020

Work exhibited and recognized.

05/22/2020

Work exhibited and recognized.
Work exhibited and recognized.
More work exhibited and recognized.
More work exhibited and recognized.
Work exhibited and recognized.

JANUARY 2020 — Part One

5/22/2020

In January, my photograph, “Flood Remains”, was posted in two online publications that I follow and respect; “Don’t Take Pictures”, Editor-in-Chief, Kat Kiernan, https://www.donttakepictures.com/ , and “Lenscratch”, created by Aline Smithson,  http://lenscratch.com/. I am proud to be a part of these two venues and appreciate all that they do to support the arts and artists who submit their work.

 

 

Flood Remains, 2019

Creve Coeur Lake. Means broken heart in French. Legend has it that an Indian princess fell in love with a French fur trapper, but the love was not returned. Maudlin.

I first started coming to the lake 25 years ago. Used to rollerblade along the path at the water’s edge. Good exercise. Peaceful surroundings. Not many visitors. As I got older, I shifted to walking along the path at the water’s edge. And bringing a camera. Still good exercise. Still peaceful surroundings; sometimes. Still not very many visitors; if you know where and when to go.

Expansion put a road over the lake. Progress. Replaced prairies with artificial turf soccer fields. Surroundings aren’t peaceful. Parents yelling at coaches. Referees blowing whistles. The faint smells of concession stands drifting over the water. Spring and early summer rainfalls were too much for the lake to absorb this year.

The water’s edge kept changing. Until the paths were absorbed and the roads were closed.

For a few weeks it was good exercise again. Finding a path. Peaceful once again. Water lapping against new ground. Very few visitors again. Kayaks resting on the water. It was a lake again.