Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ice as Art Series...

if you get a chance check-out my "Ice as Art" series at

Raining our way into February....

Where am I??? I listened the other night as the rain beat on the side of the house all night long. I jogged in the rain at least twice this week and the creek behind my office is swollen. If it was April I would shrug and say simply; "It's mud season in the Mohawk Valley!" but it's the end of January. Typically we've battled 5o inches or more of snow at this point and have settled into average daytime temps of 15-18 degrees. Really makes one wonder...if nothing less, the weather here in the Mohawk Valley gives us something to talk about other than politics. Anyway, it's sunny out! It's a great day to go for a walk or jog and enjoy the spectacular snow-free view of the Mohawk Valley. Go out and make it a great weekend!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Trenton Falls

Thought I would share this autumn image of Trenton Falls which is one of my favorites. It is a shame that the falls are only opened a handful of weekends a year in summer and fall because I would love to see it in winter and when there is unrestricted flow over the falls. I have a limited number of these prints available and is sized to 2o" x 13" for $95 unframed and $295 matted and framed

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Snowed a few inches last night but the roads along the Valley View golf course are quite accessible for walkers or runners to enjoy the beautiful views here. This photo is looking northeast towards MVCC. Rain is forecast again for Monday which should melt away the rest of our base again
A corn-field and crows near a farm in the town of Paris

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rathbone Memorial

a favorite spot for me to jog, xc ski the Parkway is a great place to take in a sunrise or sunset because it sits so prominantly over the Mohawk Valley and the City of Utica

Monday, January 16, 2012

Winters Back? At Least For a Few Days....

Barn Near Clinton, NY
Barn near Poland, NY
Barn Near Sauquoit, NY
Cooper Hawk

Saturday, January 14, 2012


check out my art site if you'd like to see a little more of some of my more expressive work. at: Thanks~Yasu Bruce Lee famously said "Be Water" his philosophy on how he approached the martial arts. This piece is part of my "Simply Organic" series and inspired by his words

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Winter On Hold...

Winter has been put on hold here in the Mohawk Valley so I thought I would share some summer photos I took in Clinton, one of my favorite local villages that still retains much of it's historic character and charm....along with an appropriate and favorite TS Eliot quote Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened ~T.S. Eliot
Kirkland Art Center Now available: 8 x10 prints available 15.95 plus ship. 16 x 20 75.00 plus ship 24 x 30 135.00 plus ship matte, semi-gloss finish (can do on metal(for a 3-season or outdoor space) or canvas for additional charge). You can either pay by check or MC or Visa if you prefer, as I do all transactions through my business; IGC Graphics, 4340 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413 USA. Thanks so much for your interest and kind comments about my work!
Hamilton Inn
Village Green Fountain

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Winter...or just a tease?

Whether you like winter or not you have to wonder about now whether this global warming stuff is hitting home, sort of speak. A very mild and wet (rainy) winter thus far with less than 10 inches here in New Hartford. a few "local" winter images from my book "I Love NY Barns". Scheduled to be printed last August, I have delayed production because after proofing...the artist in me said that I just "had to" clean up some marginal photos and include some more interesting closeups and barns...anyway, I'll post as it gets closer to print again Winter Comes To The Farm. Farmers here have had a good jump on the spring chores because of the mild winter. It's nice to see the landscape covered in snow, quiet and asleep... cold, so quiet, so dark and turbulent at times. Yet, you still feel the life and the steady pulse of nature, and this is reassuring. It is a time to meditate, contemplate, and plan for the year ahead...

Happy New Year!