Metal Birds

Every year, when the Blue Angels perform over Seafair in Seattle, I watch from a rooftop aerie high above Lake Washington. This year was no exception, and I tried to capture both the planes and the reactions of the folks who had gathered to watch them.

How much for the kitty in the window?

The sign at the strip mall simply said “Kitten and Cat Adoption.” The sign on the door said “Open.”

I had some free time and a camera, so I stuck my head inside. I’m not looking for a cat, but I thought I could take some photos to bring attention to cats in need of adoption.

Inside The Cats Meow, I found dozens of happy, healthy cats lounging around, watched over by a volunteer named Kristin. She told me the shelter was founded a couple of years ago by Barbara Eakins, and that the 501(c)3 needs donations of money and supplies, as well as homes for cats. If you’re local to Vero Beach, they’re having a fundraiser on May 14 at Uncle Sam’s.

Here are some of their current residents, looking adorable and adoptable. The internet needs more kitty pictures!

Little blue heron among the leaves

This little fellow caught my eye at Wakodahatchee Wetlands today. What an intense stare he gave me when I took his picture!

Little Blue Heron

Little blue heron at Wakodahatchee Wetlands


And here are his buddies!

The tradition continues, with a twist

In addition to an author, an artist, and a designer, I am also known as a photographer. For eleven years, I have been publishing a calendar featuring photographs from the past year’s travel.

2016 is the first year I’ve done this completely solo. I’m proud to say that I traveled to all of these places in 2015, and I took every one of these pictures but one — the one of me, on the cover, was taken by my inimitable friend, Harley Russell.

Although this is my 11th calendar, it’s only the second year I’ve posted the images online. The 2015 calendar images are available on my old blog, www.mepsnbarry.com.

Images of Key West (Part 1: Places and things)

Gallery

This gallery contains 25 photos.

My recent trip to Key West wasn’t just about books. I did a lot of photography as well, and the results are funny, poignant, and beautiful. This gallery comprises my favorite photos of places and things. Please email me if … Continue reading