Coffee Coffee Coffee …

On a trip to The Strip District in Pittsburgh, PA this summer I happened upon this lovely little old man named John in the Prestogeorge Fine Foods store ( The smell of the coffee beans drew me into the store and the old time feel of the shop with it’s weathered wood floor and low […]

Catalina Mountains from Sabino Canyon

I know, I know, pretty postcard-ish, but hey, it’s pretty isn’t it? The desert is actually pretty lush if you just switch from thinking rich green means lush. I took this photo when I got done shooting a group shot of a family of 23  at Sabino Canyon in late April.   ***Unauthorized copying, reproducing and […]

Bird’s Eye View – Northwestern Cochise County

It’s funny how one’s perception of the land is so different from ground view. I’ve driven past these land formations all my life. They span to the south of I-10 just west of the town of Benson in Cochise County, Arizona. In the distance is Mt. Wrightson in the Santa Rita Mountains. As a child, I […]

San Francisco Bay

Though I don’t get there often, San Francisco is one of my favorite places. I live in the Sonora Desert. The temperatures are upwards of 114 degrees in the summer and the landscape, though I love it, is an overall brown color. So a place like San Francisco with blue water, green vegetation and cooler […]

Sand Storm – White Sands, NM

My Uncle Clyde has passed away, so I don’t get over to New Mexico much anymore, but when he was alive we would make a trip to Las Cruces, New Mexico every July to visit him on his birthday. While we were there we would make a day trip to White Sands National Monument, which isn’t too […]

Martin Short

A photo to make you chuckle on this beautiful Sunday afternoon: the unforgettable Ed Grimley, as played by comedian Martin Short in a performance I photographed last spring at Centennial Hall on the campus of the University of Arizona. This was a benefit concert for one of my clients – the Hillel Foundation ( Image is copyrighted. […]

Tee Up For Tots

  A few weeks ago I was on the golf course at Hilton El Conquistador Country Club donating my services to photograph the Tee Up For Tots Golf Tournament (, which raises money for funding pediatric cancer research at Steele Children’s Research Center ( on the campus of UMC in Tucson, Arizona. I’m happy to […]

Cereus Hildmannianus

This morning I awoke to a lovely surprise: my night-blooming pipe cactus had errupted in a showy display of flowers – 12 of them! So I went out with my point ‘n shoot camera, since my pro cameras were all at the studio, to capture the blooms and got the added bonus of catching a Carpenter Bee enjoying his […]

Steel Mill – Steubenville, Ohio

                               At one time named the dirtiest city in America because of the horrible air quality from the Weirton Steel and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Mills, Steubenville, Ohio’s air is now relatively clean, but only as a result of the mills closing and/or drastically cutting back production when steel manufacturing started being outsourced to China and […]

Life is a Bowl of Cherries

It’s the end of summer, which means the end of fresh cherries is in sight.  Not to worry, however. Here’s a recipe I found for cherry cobbler which uses frozen cherries, so you can make this any time of the year. This particular recipe is dairy free, so it’s perfect for everyone, including vegans like […]

Spider in the Morning Sunlight

The other day I did my daily morning routine of watering the plants on my patio. Being a more drought tolerant plant than my potted plants, it had been awhile since I had watered the bougainvillea which flanks the wall by my swimming pool, so I headed on over to give it a good soaking. As […]