Autumn in New England

  This watercolor photo image is from a photograph I made in southern Massachusetts in October of 1988. I still remember the crispness of the air and the peacefulness of the calm waters of this meandering river as the light danced off the leaves of red and gold.   Image copyrighted. Reproduction, copying & file sharing prohibited.

St. Francis of Assisi

  In remembrance of my father, Gerald Francis Bovell, on this, his birthday October 27, 1925 – April 28, 2008     THE PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS Lord, make me an instrument of your Peace Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is […]

Raku You

Yesterday I photographed some of the newest raku pieces of Arizona ceramic artist Joni Pevarnik. She’s one of my favorite clients because we usually laugh and carry on with sheer silliness through the entire photo session. I’ve easily spent six or seven times more money on her functional stoneware and ceramic pottery than I’ve earned in photography fees […]

Moonrise in the Desert

There’s no time better than October in the Sonora desert for an evening or night-time stroll. Put on your walking shoes, grab a friend (perhaps a walking stick or flashlight too, depending on where you are venturing) and head out to enjoy the beauty of the desert while the weather is so perfect!   Image copyrighted. […]

Excalibur Automobile

Saturday October 17, 2009 is the big day for the Rotary Club’s  Tucson Classics Car Show, which will be held on the lawn at St. Gregory College Preparatory school on north Craycroft Rd. in Tucson, Arizona. Money raised will benefit the Reading Seed Children’s Literacy Program. The event is from 10 AM to 5 PM […]


Tucson considers itself a “bicycle friendly” city. There are numerous bicyle paths and the weather allows for much longer riding seasons than in other parts of the country. Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving Tucson is host to the UMC El Tour de Tucson bicycle tour, presented by Diamond Ventures – the largest perimeter […]

Folklorico Dancer

Southern Arizona has a strong cultural influence by the Mexican American population. One of their traditions is Folklorico dancing, which draws from the Spanish Flaminco dance tradition, but has less emphasis on heel tapping and more of a relaxed earthy feel to it. Here is my 2005 interpretation of the colorful skirt of a dancer in action.

Pollen Fest

This morning started with my normal routine: get up, feed the dogs, open my son’s bed room door and say “good morning, Aaron; time to get up,” make his lunch for school, let the dogs out, water the plants on my porch, open the door again “Aaron, open your eyes,” check my email, make my bed, open the […]

Railroad Tracks

  RAILROAD SONG By the late Jim Croce     When I was a boy in the days of the train I’d sit by the tracks on a long summer day And I’d wave to the brakesman and he’d wave back at me While the thunderclouds rolled out of East Tennessee   But the dreams of […]