New Years Day (two photos)…

 It has been cold outside. Really cold. In the teens and single digits Fahrenheit. Snowy, too. Anyhow, after doing a bunch of errands today I bundled up and grabbed a camera and tripod and went for a brief but contemplative walk (which ended with beers at a bar). Anyhow, these are a couple pics ofContinue reading “New Years Day (two photos)…”

The View from My Handlebars on a Clear but Frigid Evening…

The corner of Allen and Elmwood on a very cold night. I was on my way home from the community center after a steam and swim. The air on my face was cold–really cold–and my fingers were freezing (I really need to get better gloves). I was feeling slightly stressed because of the self-inflicted nonsenseContinue reading “The View from My Handlebars on a Clear but Frigid Evening…”

Hot Colors, Cold Night…my neighborhood in the pouring rain

So I haven’t posted much in the last few days–or a week–for a few reasons. The first is that my life has seemed to get increasingly busier (am I the only one that feels this way?). And the second reason is that I’ve had a mild lens malfunction on my camera as of late. FromContinue reading “Hot Colors, Cold Night…my neighborhood in the pouring rain”

Allentown on a Thursday evening…

Though it’s not officially autumn yet it certainly feels like it today. It felt good. It was also the first day since last spring that I wore a light jacket. Many of you know–either by being a local or from reading this blog previously–that the Allentown that I mention in the the title of thisContinue reading “Allentown on a Thursday evening…”

On a balmy evening…

I’m not sure what area of the world you are reading this but in Western New York it has been hot and humid this past week. In a word…balmy. I actually have the weekend off of work but have been doing some rehab on my house and spent the better part of the day yesterdayContinue reading “On a balmy evening…”

A couple things I saw while riding home this evening…

Two things three photos. Kleinhans Music Hall, and First Presbyterian Church. Both are located at Symphony Circle on the edge of Allentown, Buffalo, NY. Urban Simplicity.

Allentown at Night.

If you’ve been to this blog before then you know a few things about me. One is that I live in Buffalo, New York, and another is that I reside in Allentown, which feels–to me–like a village within the city. You also likely know that I really enjoy my neighborhood. Often eclectic, somewhat grimy atContinue reading “Allentown at Night.”

The View from My Handlebars on a Cool Spring Evening…

Despite a light rain, it was–after spending a hot and bustling day in the kitchen–a lovely evening to be on a bike. Urban Simplicity.

Ma Ville la Nuit…

I was going to write something today about the mass shooting in Connecticut yesterday. But I can’t. It would seem trite. No words will do. Last night I had work to do at home (some reading and writing) but I couldn’t. I couldn’t think. I had to get out of the house. So I grabbedContinue reading “Ma Ville la Nuit…”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#413)

 Photo taken in front of Allentown Music, which ironically is no longer located in Allentown. A new soft-shell acoustic guitar case (for my son) and a birthday gift (to me) from my sisters. Urban Simplicity.

A Few Test Photos…and a few words, too

I just purchased an inexpensive used camera from someone off craigslist today. I now have three cameras and none cost more than $99US. This is not meant to be a braggart’s statement, but just to reinforce that one does not need a $500 camera to take good pictures. Anyhow, and this is interesting, I think,Continue reading “A Few Test Photos…and a few words, too”

Playing with Light (again)

These are photos I took a couple nights ago, just a block from my house on Buffalo‘s lower west side. I took them with an inexpensive little point-and-shoot camera; proof that you don’t need an expensive camera to take interesting photos (though I wouldn’t mind if I had one…but their price is prohibitive at present).Continue reading “Playing with Light (again)”

Full Moon over Allen Street (denuo)

On my way home from work tonight I was so taken by the moon I had to snap a few photos of it. I posted a photo of this a month ago from this same spot (at the last full moon…that photo was better; more dramatic, click here to see it). And though this imageContinue reading “Full Moon over Allen Street (denuo)”