The Adirondack House

I like exploring the small towns around my home with my 4x5 Wista field-camera. The tins roofs of many buildings reflect light in a way that puts me in mind of Writers like Stegner and Albee. Writers of the earlier western united States, who wrote about the dustbowl era and the depression. That same depression has its fingers in our time, in these towns. Economically depressed, hit hard by flooding last year, many are still rebuilding their homes and their lives. These are towns that depend on tourist throughout the year to sustain them. With the floodwaters came visual devastation. What tourist would be lured by that?


Walking Through Snowy Woods

This morning’s walk through the snowy wooded trail behind town led me to this image. A spring snow instead of a winter’s one. Now quite so sharp a chill in the air, hints of spring arriving even with the snowflakes swirling around my head.