Throwback Thursday–What’re You Lookin’ At?

You looking at me?

You looking at me? Alaska Highway, Yukon Territory, Canada, during the month of May.


Throwback Thursday-Frozen in Time (A Family Snapshot)

Lorraine,Lou,andMichelle San Francisco 77

I thought I’d change gears a bit here and show a bit of my family history.  Say hello to my mother, father, and me in San Francisco, California in 1977.  (I’m the cute one in the middle.)  I have to give my Granny props for this picture as she was the photographer.  Granny died about 15 years ago and my father died in 2013.  My mother is still around and mothering, thank goodness.  It was unexpectedly cold in San Francisco that summer day in case you can’t tell.  My father didn’t bring a coat with him when he flew out to meet us.  Later, when we were standing near the shore overlooking Alcatraz, he wore one of my baby blankets around his shoulders.  Here was this big burly guy wearing a pink and blue crocheted blanket around his shoulders.  That was one of the great images burned in my brain during my childhood.  Nearly 20 years later, that same blanket was wrapped around a much-loved dog when we had to lay her to rest.  The things you remember…

Throwback Thursday — Iced Tree


Another in the series of photos from film that I post on Thursdays.  With the ice and snow storms in the mid-Atlantic this week, I thought this photograph was appropriate.  It was taken in Shenandoah National Park on Halloween many years ago. The ice only formed in the higher elevations and driving was a bit nerve wracking through those parts of Skyline Drive.  I love the black, white, and red in this image.

Throwback Thursday–Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, Alaska

Denali Mt. McKinley Alaska

It’s rare to see Mt. McKinley not socked in by clouds. When I lived in Alaska, my parents came to visit for a week and we drove to Fairbanks from Anchorage on May 1, when this photo was taken. We stopped in Talkeetna for a bit and were surprised to get such a good view of Mt. McKinley.

Throwback Thursday–Ice Archer

International Ice Carving Competition, Anchorage, Alaska, 1997

International Ice Carving Competition, Anchorage, Alaska, 1997

Throwback Thursday–Mallard Pair on the Ice

Mallard Pair 2

It’s snowing here in my part of the mystical Mid-Atlantic today. We’re not expecting more than flurries, but I thought I’d throwback to a mallard pair that I photographed on the ice near Loreley Beach in White Marsh, Maryland many years ago. I always liked their posture–how they have their backs to each other, and the way the hazy reflections on the watery thin ice lead you into the image.