I am back in hot and humid southwest Florida. Some folks down here are grousing about the uncharacteristic heat. But, after enduring major surgery six weeks ago and some complications, I am happy to have weather that lets me get outside and walk and start regaining my strength.
A big and slow-moving cormorant is an easy first Florida photography subject this season.
I always have to remind myself, "hooked bill = cormorant, straight bill = anhinga."
This is my first post since September 26, the day of surgery.
No promises about whether I can or will post daily.
I am in Cleveland with some free time, so I went to the Cleveland Art Museum. Wonderful!
The main building of the museum has a classical façade.
A special exhibition about Michelangelo began this week. It features his drawings. This room shows some of Michelangelo's drawings that were used to prepare for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. shown on the wall beyond the museum visitors.
A room of armor is an unusual feature of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
There is a fascinating suite of galleries about Medieval art.
This is a French sculpture of the Virgin and Child from 1385 - 1390.
This detail from a 1460 painting of The Trinity by Laurentin Girardin seems
strikingly contemporary in its composition and style.
And this is a detail of a 1909 boxing painting by Ohio native George Bellows,
who painted in Manhattan.
George Scott died a few days ago at 92. He and his wife were educators in Kingston, Jamaica, but they couldn't rise their kids on Jamaican teachers' salaries, so they emigrated to Hartford.
Forty years ago they started Scott's Jamaican Bakery on Albany Avenue in Hartford, the center of Hartford's African-American and Caribbean communities. There are now three stores and a wholesale bakery business. Mr. Scott was a leader in his community. Rest in peace.