Ready to take on the world, a honey bee
maps the position of every leaf and bloom.
Honey bee | Apis mellifera
Rushing to meet another day, a wide-eyed
goldfinch bluffs his way through flight school.
American Goldfinch | Carduelis tristis
Trailing the last moments of daylight
in the twilight streets, fiery tails
excite the air.
Firefly season is ending soon here, only a few more chances
for images in my firefly book.
Firefly | Lampyridae | Photinus pyralis
He came from nowhere, wings a dazzling
masterpiece of design, here and
gone in a moment.
The great rock guitarist Dick Wagner is gone. I’ve been a fan since his time leading The Frost;
I was fortunate to see them many times at sock hops around Detroit.
I made this portrait of him not long ago and it was a real pleasure
to know it was one of his favorites; he used it as the cover
of his last album, “Captured”.
It takes a great spirit to make such great music – rest in peace, Dick Wagner.