This reflection gives the viewer a vague understanding of the concept called transmogrify
This reflection gives the viewer a vague understanding of the concept called transmogrify


Transmogrify – transform, especially in a surprising or magical manner. for example, “the cucumbers that were ultimately transmogrified into pickles”

Here is my visual interpretation of transmogrify.

The sidewalk was transmogrified into a bank building.

Enjoy the picture and I’ll see you next week.


Cherry On Top

A Cross with a heart, photo taken near Sherbrooke, Quebec by author
A Cross with a heart, photo taken near Sherbrooke, Quebec by author

Cherry On Top

The phrase “cherry on top” makes me think of an ice cream sundae or something sweet like that. As for me personally, I have never cared for the preserved red cherry on top, but I do enjoy fresh cherries immensely. Besides the obvious Christian theme, maybe that is what this picture is about. Enjoy and here is the official definition for the phrase according to the Oxford dictionary.

“A desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good.”       Fits this picture very well, don’t you think.

Cherry On Top

Best Wishes For 2013 -Felix Ano Nuevo, Gluckliches neues Jahr, Felix Ano Novo Et cetera, Et cetera & Et cetera

Happy New Year
Happy New Year by H. Koppdelaney

Legal Thievery

I stole this picture from H. Koppdelaney’s Photostream fair and square. That is only because the photographer is generous enough to allow certain types of borrowing, as long as attribution is given to the photographic artist. For more wonderful images created by the German Buddhist, check out his website.

time and landscape
A picture of time and landscape also from H. Koppdelaney

New Year’s Day In Northern New Mexico

New year’s day could not have been more generous for the start of 2013, for here on the western flanks of the Sangre de Christo Mountains she deposited over a foot of fresh powder. Skiers were extremely excited, as everybody else spent the day snuggled up to a warm fire admiring the glistening landscape.

My picture of Taos Mountain in the snow from last spring, yeyeright

Duluth, Minnesota ……..Through The Lens

Bob Dylan Way in Duluth, MN
Duluth celebrates the birth of Bob Dylan here by naming a street after the popular songwriter and musician, photo by author

My Adventures In Duluth, Minnesota

This week finds me bumming around Duluth in both search of work and a place to live. Having not found success at either one leaves lots of time to explore this lakeside city with my camera. Here are some of the results.

The Waterfront

Along the east side of the city there is a long shoreline with a couple of lighthouses, a boardwalk, a rose garden and several parks. Following are some images from the lakeshore area.

A Gravel Bar at the Mouth of the Lester River
A Gravel Bar at the Mouth of the Lester River, photo by author
Spectacular Lake Sunset with a Rainbow, photo by author
Lake Superior Lighthouse
The East Point Lighthouse, which guards the entrance to Duluth Harbor, photo by author

The Magical Drawbridge

This drawbrige, built in the early 20th century, is one of the few where the main platform rises vertically. The structure is a Duluth landmark, photo by author.

The vertical drawbridge of Duluth
The vertical drawbridge of Duluth is raised to allow a small sailboat to enter the harbor, photo by author.

Camera Abstractions

The camera is a great tool for creating abstract images and designs. This is what I found in Duluth.

Overhead ornate ironwork
Overhead ornate ironwork in the Rose Garden cupola in Duluth, photo by author
The folding hand rail
The folding hand rail – a photographic optical illusion – photo by author
abstract photo image
Abstract Ex type design on the walkway, photo by author

Store Window

Superior Street in downtown Duluth cuts across a steep hillside that is filled with stores, banks, office buildings and even a casino. I’ve spent too much time at the casino and not enough looking for work. This storefront window on Superior St. sells T-shirts.

T-shirt Display on Superior Street
T-shirt Display on Superior Street, photo by author


Since Bob Dylan just gave a major interview with Rolling Stone Mag, there is more coming soon on the man from northern Minnesota.