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watching and waiting by tiny-sparrow
watching and waiting
Most of my postings feature birds or cemeteries. So what could be better than a red-tailed hawk on a very tall cross? He wouldn't let me come any closer, so I shot this from a distance looking down from a higher part of the cemetery. Louden Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.


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Out on a limb: that describes my life these days. A bird on a wire. But it's just like Will Rogers said, “You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.”

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Matthew 10

Current Residence: Gerrardstown, WV
Favourite genre of music: Classical, Blues, Bluegrass, Granola Head
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Dorthea Lange. the one I love
Favourite style of art: Whatever calls my name
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Bullwinkle
Personal Quote: To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, William Blake
A very busy Autumn afforded little time to wander with the camera and even less time to keep up with Deviant Art. So, a long-overdue thank you to the anonymous benefactor who gifted me with a  three-month premium membership--sorry I wasn't able to do more with something so nice. Such lovely people here!

This week and last I spent several hours shooting with my dear friend: five old cemeteries clustered together in a now very industrial section of Baltimore and a hike to the ruins of a church that burned in 1926. The town, Alberton-Daniels, was destroyed by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Little remains. I was nearly ruined by the hike--a summer and fall with too many hours at my desk. I am hoping to complete the exploration soon. I'm hoping, too, to edit and post some of my efforts.

In this season of thankfulness, I am so very grateful to the gifted photographers who offer feedback and tremendous encouragement as I rediscover photography. Your kindness (and critique) are much appreciated. When folks who are truly artists (touch-the-flame, wvdolphin and blyndspy) take the time to look at my work and make comment, it touches my heart because their art inspires me and pushes me to study more, to risk more, and to laugh at and learn from my mistakes. I've even decided to let go of my beloved Canon A-1--we spent many happy years together traveling from Maine to California, the acropolis of Athens, the temples of Japan.... Sigh. My niece has begged for the camera for years; this Christmas it will be hers (but I will insist on visitation rights).

Recently, I went out farther on the limb: my church was holding its annual bazaar. Every year local photographers usually rent space and charge outlandish prices for nice work. This year, when no other photographers chose to display their wares, I rented a space with commitments from other photographers in the congregation to market their creations. They backed (chickened) out at the last minute, leaving me to feel very arrogant with a table displaying my own work, matted and framed in a variety of thrift store and flea market finds. Doubting the country-church clientele would be interested in cemetery angels or decay, I concentrated on small-format flowers, butterflies, and birds: perfect kitchen and bathroom art! I charged very little, but made a profit selling 19 pieces and taking orders for three more, including enlargements of "come away" from my profile. Locals know and love the C&O Canal towpath and recognized it immediately. My humility, however, remains intact; during the afternoon, a teenager looked over my table and said, "Wow. You have some really nice frames."

I'm keeping my day job.
  • Mood: Humor
  • Listening to: deer season (life in the country)
  • Reading: a Melaleuca catalog
  • Watching: the sunlight and shadows
  • Playing: Scrabble with someone in Jordan
  • Eating: a cranberry orange muffin
  • Drinking: always coffee

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orgatriz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Thanks for the favourite :)
RH-Photoworld Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thanks so much for the fave, always appreciated. Have a safe New Year.
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touch-the-flame Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so very much for adding my images to your favourites - I have missed being here and am hoping to post new work soon! :bow:
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