Saturday, July 6th, 2024


Akiva made a new tessellation out of pattern blocks. The limit to any pattern containing orange squares is always the orange squares. I tried to remedy this by purchasing some more pattern blocks. The new pattern blocks I purchased were off by β…›” on both the blue and white diamonds, so I returned them and purchased some vintage pattern blocks on Ebay, which were fine. I wrote the pattern block company and sent them photographs of the measurement error, thinking they might be interested in a mathematical error in their math manipulatives. They sent me a new set of blocks, hoping that it was just a one-off on the size error. Sadly, it was not. Fortunately, the orange squares are all the correct size, so although I haven’t mixed in the new diamond shapes, we have more orange shapes than expected. Unfortunately, we still run out.


I have upgraded to the new version of my photo editing tool, ON1 Photo Raw. It has some really neat AI tools, most of which I won’t use. Here I have used the AI select tool to make the background completely black. So easy!


Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Before we crossed to the islandβ€”

Monday, June 17th, 2024

Ganoderma tsugae

Sunday, June 16th, 2024

Iris in the Woods

I photograph Iris in the woods.



















Friday, June 14th, 2024

Waterville Water Park (scooter edition)






































Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

Waterville Water Park































Tuesday, June 4th, 2024





One of the first things I learned about photographing one’s children is that it is good to be sure to always dress them in clothing that is good for photography. This means no words or pictures on shirts, as those will detract from portraiture. As a homeschooling parent, I go a bit farther: when photographing one’s children studying, always be sure to dress them in clothing that matches their math book.











While Akiva is playing evening soccer at Bishop’s University,

Iris and I take a short stroll in some nearby woods.










Thursday, May 23rd, 2024


In honor of his 9th birthday, Akiva requested that I attend his first softball game.


Thursday, May 9th, 2024

Goofing on the Violin

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Akiva cuts a downed willow branch to add some substance to a bridge-that-ought-to-be.




I photograph the obligatory hug at the grandparent trees.

Compare it to this photo: 12 July 2018




Iris gently bonks noses with Brook.




Then she bonks not so gently!




Akiva throws a rope to climb a tree.




He ascends a bitβ€”




but cannot ascend the biggest tree in the woods very far with a six-foot rope.