Photography

Finding My Way Around

I’ve always admired great photographers. Having been an observer most of my life, I appreciate the way a photograph can bring back a memory, take us to the top of a mountain or offer the serenity of an ocean beach at sunset.

These are a few of my photos, with more to come.




Vietnam Memorial Traveling WallThe traveling wall came to Marco Island for five days in February and was well visited by the locals and tourists. It’s an amazing accomplishment. I was immediately impressed by the ranks of volunteers helping visitors to find names on the wall, giving presentations describing the history and challenges during the Vietnam conflict, weapons, vehicles and the […]

The Wall That Heals



Naples, FL With all the arctic weather going on up north, Southwest Florida hasn’t escaped the cooler weather this year, either. It’s just not the freezing, gray-day kind. This is the time of year the “snowbirds” migrate south for the winter and even a few days in the 60’s can spoil their vaction. But not so with a kiteboarder I […]

Cool Waters of December


Northern Michigan is a special spot and has been “home” all of my life (regardless of where I may actually be living). The most colorfully vivid changes in season come as winter announces it’s impending arrival, usually in October, when the nights turn cold and the first frosts start stripping the hardwoods. November turns the land and sky in shades […]

Elk Rapids in October


June 26 – July 18 I’ve started research on the history of Leelanau County – my home spot for the past 40 years. The area is rich in Native American, early maritime and settler’s history. A drive through the woods and farmlands still reveals evidence of the early settlements and lifestyles of the first people who lived there.  

Leelanau County Photos







  Naples Botanical Gardens 4820 Bayshore Drive Naples, FL 34112 Tel: 239-643-7275 / 877-433-1874 Garden Hours: 9am – 5pm (Tuesdays 8am – 5pm) Admission: Members FREE, Adults $12.95, Children 4-14 $7.95, 3 and under free Website   I recently visited the Naples Botanical Gardens with my good friend Amy who was visiting from up north for a few days before […]

Naples Botanical Gardens