Sunday, March 27, 2011

Beautiful Early Spring Day in the Valley!

Starting with the beautiful moon this morning....

....sunrise and into....

the day...and then...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Utica Retro Series Now Available....

42 x 30 " framed as set....I have other images of this series also. If interested please e-mail me

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

B52 at Griffiss Business Park

Recent news events remind me that much of the recent history of the Mohawk Valley includes the 40 years or so that Griffiss and the military was a significant part of the valley. The thousands of Air Force personnel, it's aircraft, contractors, and associated businesses, were an important as well as visible part of the areas economy from WW2 until the end of the "Cold War" and until the base closed in the mid 90's. Still today, the military defines Griffiss Business Park and the city of Rome, as this is the home of the Air Force Laboratory and the military accounting offices, as well as the NEAD's (Northeast Air Defense) which includes a few thousand military personnel and civilian contractors located in the confines of the business park.

I even remember walking my dog in Roscoe Conkling Park by the "Eagle" just before the start of the first Iraq war. It was early evening when you could ominously hear the squadron of B52's "powering up" and then taking off. The B52's mysteriously circled the Mohawk Valley for quite a while, upwards of an hour or so.They most likely were awaiting their orders to go to war. I would needless to say only learn of this later when President Bush announced what the B52's were up to. Anyway, the last remnat of this legacy of the Mohawk Valley is parked at the entrance of the former base now turned business park in Rome. It is worth a look as you can park near the plane and see this piece of military and Mohawk Valley history up close.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Prayers and peace to the people of Japan

The ocean can be a sanctuary of untold beauty, calm and reflection.
A provider of food and opportunity for life...
As we have become all too familiar with in the last few days....
......she can also be a dark and cruel mistress bent on undoing in one fell swoop, all of the best laid plans of man in a few moments. -Patrick Yasu Huther

Saturday, March 05, 2011

The Art of Patience & Impermanence

In late fall last year, I enjoyed watching these Buddhist Monks at Hamilton College as they labored away on this beautiful and incredible sand art. After working on for several days they simply brush away all their hard work and craft. Illustrating the impermanence of all life and things on earth.