Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Day In The Life Of A Gray Day

There comes a time in November when autumn resembles spring in the shadings of the forest, the color of dying leaves, shadows on branches, and the smattering of snow between grass and trees.

Willow trees are among the last to loose their leaves.  They're also one of the first to bud in spring.  Willow is my favorite tree.

Today was cold and gray.  Many people love winter and all the outdoor activities associated with the season.

Not me.  I'm a fair-weather child.  My freedom is in the sun, blue sky, heat, and being unencumbered by heavy coats, hats, and gloves.

My eyes sting in the bitter cold.  Everyone's eyes do.

Some folks just won't admit it.  

Photo © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Photo/Text © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker

Friday, November 21, 2014


"On the cusp of winter, 
seasons compete for the pond. 

Compromise is not an option." 

Photo/Text © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Deep Autumn

We are deep into Autumn now.  The templet for winter is being set with gradual cold, gray days.  I wait for words, for poetry, for a story.  I'm empty.  I'm like these trees, now naked to the sky, and remembering sunshine and warmth.

A few trees resist.  The creek, also.  But they will soon join the calendar and be frozen on the days, dreaming of spring.

November Creek:

Photo © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Father and Son: Poetry Without Words

Poetry Without Words

Looking through some photo files this evening I came across several shots I took in Cleveland, Ohio back in June of this year.  I had forgotten about these photos, but remember now how I was touched
by the quite interaction between this father and his son.  No iPads, no phones, no tablets: Just two people sharing their surroundings and being part of the world around them.

The way is should be! 

Photos © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hilton, NY. Not Paris.

Subdued Autumn 

The last day of October was cloudy in Western NY, and damp.  I had a business appointment in Hilton, NY, but managed to snap a few photos of the waning colors and scenes of Autumn.

Sometimes a damp, chilly day can be oddly comforting.  Sometimes.....

Photos © 2014 Rick Burnett Baker