This blog is supposed to be about my author’s journey, right? That’s why it’s called WordWacker; I’m slogging through a jungle of words, looking for the right ones and slashing away at the wrong ones. I haven’t posted anything about the book in weeks, though, so it’s about time for an update. Continue reading
Last summer I took dozens of photos of sunflowers, but this one was my favorite. It’s got the glorious golden color of the rays and the intricate swirl of the central disk, but can you see what else it has? That dark dot just off the bottom of the disk–that’s a bee. Bees and flowers: a really important partnership. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. This was the grand home of the man who founded the Eastman Kodak company and contributed in many other ways to the public life of this city. His estate now houses one of the world’s greatest archives of equipment and images relating to both still and motion pictures, in addition to the splendid mansion and gardens.While there, I snapped this image of the flourish at the bottom of one of the stairs, with its elegant curve and crystal finial. If you ever visit Rochester, a trip to this museum would be worth your time
Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Curve
Janet Reid ran her flash fiction contest this week. I entered, as I’ve promised myself I would, and though I didn’t get recognized I still like my offering.
Take pure carbon: it can be the soot on the end of a candle wick, or the diamond in someone’s ear. Or, in this case, take pure silica (SiO2); it can be sand, or the water-clear crystal of a Herkimer diamond. Continue reading
I struggled to some up with something for this week’s photo challenge about numbers. There are lots of numbers in our modern world, but none of them inspired me, until I thought to look behind the numbers on my clock radio. Here’s what I found, and why I think it’s interesting. Continue reading