Monday, February 28, 2011


We picked up a rolling pin at a flea market a while back, and Jamie was on a bit of a pie kick for a while.

This apple pie was by far the best. He took great pride in making the crust super-thin.

The tangerine pie experiment didn't turn out too well. "The first bite was shockingly bitter. The second bite was a little less bitter. By the sixth bite, it seemed pretty sweet." Jamie said. You might have better luck with this recipe, which is neither tangerine, nor pie.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

election day

These two are from a story on low voter turnout for the Springfield City Council primary election yesterday. "Go photograph people not voting," seemed like a real challenge, but I think it worked out pretty well.

Teacher's aide Brian McHaney cleans tables at the polling station Tuesday afternoon at Delaware Elementary, where 73 people had voted by the end of the day.

Zachary McFarland (right) takes a break from making rounds to polling sites to entertain poll workers Mary Ann Berger (center) and Teresa Osborn at Trinity Lutheran Church. By 2 p.m., 25 people had voted there.

Monday, February 14, 2011

herons and hobos

While Jamie fished at Lake Springfield last weekend, I photographed birds. "You must be a naturist," said a hobo as we were leaving. He also told us how he walked all the way to Pennsylvania because he woke up bored one day. Then he got arrested because he didn't know hitchhiking was illegal there. The police put him up in hotel for a week to rest up and then bought him a bus ticket back to Missouri. Another time, he got arrested somewhere south of Springfield, "for some reason," and had to stay in a pink cell. Pink! "They could've at least put me somewhere that was neutral!"

bird 1, Jamie zero

Monday, February 7, 2011

snow, snow, snow

Last week I only worked Tuesday through Thursday, but the blizzard of 2011 made it the longest 3-day-week ever. Here are a few of my favorite shots from last week.