Friday, December 30th, 2022

Canadian Snow Fort

In the painting now known as American Gothic, artist Grant Wood was inspired to paint the long faces of his models to mirror the one tall window that he saw on a farmhouse in a small town in Iowa. In this snapshot-style photograph taken by the American expat amateur photographer Ms. Jessica Shanahan, you can see a large snow fort constructed by hand by a brother and sister team. The round faces of the models mirror the one round door to the under-snow home. The photograph represents the joy brought by those things which, like childhood and snow, are ephemeral in nature.




Actually, that part about representation and mirroring and whatnot is all a load of cow poo. Akiva wanted me to take a picture of the snow fort before it melted. I think it’s a rather dull photo, so I had to liven it up with a bit of art criticismβ€” or whatever you call it when someone tries to explain to you what you’re looking at. Plus, their expressions are just SO American Gothic!


Friday, December 23rd, 2022

Power Outage

I take photos by candle light.






Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

Sledding Hill, Parc Bellevue

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Our Lanterns: Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

It was Iris’s idea to go for a lantern walk.

We walked in the dark on the snowy trails in the woods behind the Knudsen house.

It was beautiful. Thank you, Iris.



Saturday, December 10th, 2022

@trailside (Waterville)



The depth of field is shallow because I didn’t bring my tripod.

I didn’t bring my tripod because I didn’t want to carry it.

I didn’t want to carry it because my backpack is not properly engineered for carrying a tripod.

I wish I was comfortable bringing my tripod everywhere.

I would like a new backpack.