Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Little Builder

Henry helped Stella build a fairy house today.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Like the Blowpipe Flame

I haven't picked up my camera much as of late. I got some shots today, but spent most of my time this evening playing in Photoshop. This image is a composite created with a number of multiple exposure photos, including one of today's (the dried hydrangea, which is hanging on out front). I also uploaded this on Flickr, where the image quality is better. You can check it out here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruffedgedesign/23437413535/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Bridget got in on the act this week.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Beauty Around Me

I got a nice shot of Bridge this evening.

Monday, November 16, 2015

New Cameraman on Duty

Jack availed himself of my old camera today, and he got some good shots, as you can see here.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Stella tells me she's considering a future career in photography.

Friday, November 6, 2015


I caught Stella in a patch of sunlight.

Monday, November 2, 2015

A New Point of View

I let Stella wander with my camera a bit. These are some of her better captures. I love the shot of my car.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hard at Work

Stella got in some art time this evening.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

All Hallow's Eve

Another round of trick-or-treating is in the books—for the four youngest. Luke and Bridget spent the evening at a contra dance. Here's the rundown on identities/aliases: Henry is Van Gogh, Jack is Obie Wan Kenobi, Luke is a cyborg cowboy, Stella is a ninja, Bridget is Hermione from Harry Potter, and Sam is clashing.

Carving Party

The kids and a couple of their friends decided that carving pumpkins is a good way to spend the night before Halloween.

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Luke picked up a croquet set at the L.L. Bean employee store earlier this week, and the kids have been enjoying it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

She's Something Else

I think the look in her eye comes with the hat.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Good Night, Kitty

Stella spends most of her life barefoot, but with winter coming on, she decided she needed warm slippers. These little beauties are keeping her toes toasty — for now. Knowing her like I do, I expect them to be forgotten in week.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


We got a few hours of sunshine this afternoon, and I just happened to be in the right place when it showed.

Out for a Spin

A few months ago, Luke, Bridget, Henry, and some of their friends started going contra dancing. Sam and I tagged along to tonight's event, because my friend Chris was doing the calling. We've known each other since high school and try to stay in touch, but it's been years since we've seen one another in real life. She was very surprised to see me, and we didn't have much time to catch up, but seeing Chris was lovely. (The group shot was taken by Lorelei Tyce; she's the one in the blue sweater.)

Thursday, October 22, 2015


I managed to get Stella in front of the camera today.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Going Wide

I took out my fisheye lens today.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Autumn in Maine

The sun was shining and the trees are beautiful, so I took a little drive.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Easy Grammar

Today, Sam worked on predicate adjectives.

Thursday, October 8, 2015


Perhaps I'll call this "Bird Girl with a Bow."

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Luke and Jack

These two don't spend a ton of time together, but laughter is generally involved when they do.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Once the kids were finished with their lessons, I stepped outside. Seeing this little beauty, I stepped back in for the camera. I was happy to find "Ruby" still hanging around.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Many of my rosebushes are still blooming.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Day at the Beach

After morning appointments, the kids and I went to Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth, then headed to Portland, where Dennis and his presales teammates were setting up for a customer event. We finally got to meet the people Dennis works with, and found them all lovely. Oh, and the kids snagged scrumptious treats at Bam Bam, a gluten-free bakery a block from the restaurant where we met Dennis and his compatriots. We're calling it a field trip day.