the last straws
It’s almost Labor Day and <sigh> time to say goodbye to the straws. Panamas, milans and leghorn weaves… I wish I could wear you for a few more months. Some of my oldest hats are straws… They’re not as fragile as they look. Two of the Panama hats date back to the 1930’s. But the oldest are the boaters… This straw boater from San Francisco has the...
The Hat Thing
I’ve got a great day job that I’ve been lucky to hold on to for thirty years now… and a night job taking pictures that’s drifting into the daylight. But I’ve also got a dark little secret that I don’t keep very well hidden. I’m into hats. It’s been a long standing thing. I wore a beret in college and caps in my twenties. In recent years I wore a snap...
Off to Saratoga Springs this weekend for the closing performance of the NYS Summer School for the Arts… and to bring our daughter back home to Buffalo. The photo from Robert Battle’s company piece Open the Door and Lily on pointe in a rowboat courtesy of Sophie Friedman. Lily was the 2011 recipient of the annual Mae G. Banner award for her work and scholarship in dance. We are so...
First and Last Jupiter
I had my first visit with the current apparition of Jupiter last week. It was a good date and perhaps the last outing for my trusty Imaging Source 21AF04 camera. This has been my go to planetary imager since 2004 - a great workhorse. Like its master, it’s gotten a little old and a little slow over time. Yesterday I received my new Flea3 from Point Gray Research. Man, is this camera...