At the Sign of the Black Hound Art, History & Design

Longwood Gardens Orchids

Longwood Gardens Orchids

After weeks of brutal cold, yesterday the temps went to 45 degrees. Seemed like summer! Perfect day for a stroll through Longwood Gardens to see the orchids. And Lilies!        

Hornblower Holiday

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone the Best of the Winter Season! technical notes: A photoshop creation from various bits and bobs of winter scenes. I have always loved the C.S. Forester Hornblower novels, particularly Flying Colours, spanning…

WCU Winter/Spring Magazine 2013

The Magazine

32-36 page, full color magazine. 3 issues per year. I’ve been designing the magazine since 2012. It is by far one of my favorite things to do. The West Chester University magazine is also readable…

photo by Dave Klapholz

Eagle time at Conowingo

It’s that time of year. The bald eagles are arriving at Conowingo Dam! Eagles are there year round but in the fall the numbers really increase. Conowingo is a pit stop on their migration…



On Saturday I went to the Marcus Hook Pirate Festival. As an added bonus The Seadogs were singing. The size of this festival always amazes me not just in terms of participants but in…



Last night we went to Movie Night in the local park followed by fireworks. It was small town Americana, and that is not a criticism. The movie was fun. It was the Lego movie and…


Mary Anning

From Wikipedia: Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for important findings she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset, a county in Southwest…