I had a good room at the Millenium for my Binghamton University shoot. I was hoping to get on to the WTC site Friday morning for the New York State Museum, but it didn’t work out for now. This is a huge project and they seem to be working through the night. After I took this picture, Peter, Matt and I had a great meal at Les Halles.
Every year these plants come up in the garden at about the same time. They are so delicate and lovely, but they never flower (edit: They do have little flowers which I have discovered are refered to as sow’s teats). I have no idea what they are (edit: see comments). It is a nice gray day, so I figured it was about time to take some pictures.
I started going to the Syracuse China seconds store back in the early 80s when I lived in Ithaca. Back then they sold all kinds of great items. I have a nice set of State of Louisiana Senate plates that I still use all the time. And since my days at the Meadville Unitarian Church, I have loved the kind of kitchens that one finds in churches and meeting halls. I have recently been working on a project for the New York State Museum photographing Masonic Lodges. This shot comes from the kitchen at Western Star Lodge #15. Two birds with one stone.
Another amazing person I photographed for Poets & Writers was Jack Gilbert. He grew up in Pittsburgh so we talked alot about Western Pennsylvania. Along with Franz Wright, he was one of the most interesting and provocative people I have ever spent time with. He talked about love, art, and success and told me wild stories about his life.
Every April these crocuses (I looked up the plural) come out through a pile of pine needles and leaves just out the kitchen window. It seems so improbable that it could happen year after year. After a long winter of burning wood in the stove, and darkness and cold, how this happens is a wonder to me.