Eatonville, Florida is touted as the  oldest incorporated African-American municipality in the United States of America. It’s boundaries, which are not much more than a few square mile, mark the hometown of the preeminent anthropologist, author, and folklorist  Zora Neale Hurston, who’s works are some of the most widely read in college campuses around the country. Her work, and that of other artists […]

The Struggle

Do any of your days feel like this? The eternal struggle of man vs. beast; man vs. nature; man vs. his own internal beast –  so wonderfully portrayed by the Czech-born American artist Albin Polasek  (1879-1965) – can be seen by Lake Osceola at The Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens ( in Winter Park, Florida. Image copyrighted. […]

Tiffany Stained Glass

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ( houses a fantastic collection of work by the master American stained glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848- 1933)  in the Winter Park, Florida site outside Orlando. This is a leaded-glass window panel display reminiscent of triptych altar panels with some smaller Tiffany decorative bowls shown below. […]

Fine Art in Orlando

In 2006 I was part of a press trip sponsored by the Peabody Hotel’s Orlando Peabody Alliance for the Arts and Culture (OPAAC),  which brought travel writers and photographers to  Orlando to discover all that is art in a city usually viewed as a venue for amusement parks. We didn’t go anywhere near those typical tourist spots, but instead basked […]

Today’s BIG post…

This is George. He’s a Great Dane. George had a fun time and was very cooperative at his first studio photo session a few weeks ago. He is excited today because his person (Dave) is filing the paperwork for Guinness World Book of Records. George is a big boy. He stands 43″ tall from the floor to the […]

Don’t Mess With Me

The sign out front says: “SUNSERI’s – if it’s Italian … it’s at Sunseri’s.” The sign is correct, not only in reference to the food and products being sold, but to the employees behind the counter. The third generation of Sunseri are now at the helm at Sunseri Pizza, the Sunseri Italian grocery store  and famous Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. […]

Florida Lake

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau   Image copyright Martha Lochert. Reproduction, copying and file sharing is prohibited.