My Hometown

Being a photographer, I have sometimes envied others who lived near the seashore or in the mountains. “How lucky are they?” I thought, “to be surrounded by such beauty every day.” Over the years I’ve come to realize that I don’t have to travel far and wide to find beauty. It’s right outside my door.
I grew up in Southwick. I played here. I went to school here. I worked here. I fell in love with and married a Southwick girl. Our wedding was in the white church in the center of town. We moved away. Then we came back to raise our kids in Southwick . . . our hometown. I wrote a blog piece about it a couple of years ago.
A lot has changed over the years, but there is much that has remained the same. I could probably move to the seashore or the mountains and be very happy . . . but I would dearly miss my hometown, Southwick, Massachusetts.

Old Sturbridge Village

Autumn always fills me with nostalgia. What better way to travel back in time than an October visit to Old Sturbridge Village? Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a living museum located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in the United States, which re-creates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s.The Village includes 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm

Cape Cod

One of the perks of retirement is vacationing after Labor Day. The last weekend of September Lynne and I head for the Cape. The weather has been beautiful the last couple of years.The crowds are gone, but everything is still open.
I tried to capture a bit of the feel with this gallery.

Downtown Springfield

I don’t often get into downtown Springfield. Last Friday I was dropping off some prints at the Valley Photo Center in Tower Square and took the opportunity for a stroll. The murals from last month’s Jazz & Roots Festival were still up giving the Court Square area a very “artsy” feel.

Here, There and Everywhere

First week of the fall semester meant back to school, Chalk Art Festival, Northampton Jazz Festival, Wings of Freedom, a shoot with my favorite poet, and a couple of four legged friends.

Catching Up

After discovering that individual photos received significantly more views than my galleries posted here, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with this site. Not everyone who views this site is on Facebook where I post individual pics . . . so I’ll do both. Here, then, is a collection from the last couple of weeks.

Art in the Orchard

Art In the Orchard, open all day from August 15 – October 31, 2015, is a walking sculpture trail which winds through Park Hill Orchards in Easthampton, Massachusetts. This third biennial exhibition features the work of 28 selected sculptors. The self-guided trail is about a half-mile long. A walk through the labyrinth adds about a quarter mile.

Northampton Community Gardens

What a beautiful way to spend part of a summer day! I visited Northampton Community Gardens off Prince Street and wandered through garden after garden. With these photos I’d like to share that peaceful experience. Please join me for a virtual garden stroll. Click on the first photo then scroll through the collection of image and verse.


Sidewalk Sales found my camera and I taking a walk through downtown Northampton MA this week.
Note: Careful analysis has made it apparent that individual photos receive more views than galleries. Therefore I will be posting individual images more frequently. Asking people to click through multiple images in a gallery can be somewhat tedious. I will post galleries on occasion when I have a photo essay to share. Thank you all.