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I am a photographer, writer, walker, and sometime paddler, a theologically-educated geek. Once upon a time I was an Army helicopter jockey.

With major back surgery in August 2019 and bunion repair in January 2020 now behind me, I am gearing up to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2021 to celebrate my seventy-first birthday.

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Recent posts:

  • Quick update
    Our son and family arrived Wednesday. The are moving back to New York from South Carolina. The Tryon household is in self-quarantine for two weeks. So far it is a relatively happy zoo and apparently healthy.
  • On the trail at Mendon Ponds Park
    I spent Monday afternoon hiking around Quaker Pond at Mendon Ponds Park just south of Rochester. It is a beautiful and much loved park with nooks and crannies and memorials all over.
  • Sunlight at Mendon Ponds
    Met up a friend a couple weeks ago for a photo walk in Mendon Ponds Park, another favorite place. It was a beautiful day with the sunlight filtering through the leaves.
  • Reaching tree
    There is a lovely little extension to Durand Eastman park extending out along the road through the park to the main street on the east. It has the most expressive trees.
  • Bring your own elements Eucharist
    Sunday evening we managed to get a bunch of us together for an outdoor communion service on the little rise behind the church.
  • Tangled undergrowth
    I tried to boost the contrast as I have done with others in this set, but did not like the results at all. I was going to dump it. Then I looked back at the original negative scan and decided I rather liked it.
  • How to leave a good comment
    Once upon a time I posted on my https://pearwood.deviantArt.com account a note about how to leave a good comment.
  • Playground in the park
    There is a lovely little extension to Durand Eastman park extending out along the road through the park to the main street on the east. It’s an easy place for people to stop with their children
  • All quiet on the golf course
    The Yellow Ski Trail winds its way up and down the hills and ridges around the golf course.
  • Soloist and choir
    Looking north over the reeds at the south end of Eastman Lake.