Blog: Words and images

Julie in the leaves


It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another photo of the week and the story behind the image.

This is an October 1977 photo of my wife Julie holding her dog Peaches while sitting in the leaves in our backyard in Ashland, Ky., our hometown. 

Julie was playing with the dog on a perfect fall day so I decided to grab a few informal photos on the end of a roll of Tri-X (a black and white film from Kodak) that I had in my camera. Nothing planned. …

Games people play


When winter comes there are a lot of days when I don’t feel like bundling up in multiple insulated layers, opening some hand warmers and grabbing a backpack full of camera gear to do some outdoor photography.

I do still go out. Winter landscape and wildlife photos are nice to have. But I also use winter months to work on some indoor photography project ideas I jot down during the year.

This is one of those projects.

We have a number of board games we’ve bought over the decades that are stashed on shelves in the basement. …