About Me

I’m retired.  Before retiring I was an Aerospace Engineer and Strategic Planner while I worked for several Department of Defense Research Laboratories.  But that was then.  My wife and I along with our dog Misty currently live in Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover, PA, USA, which is a continuing care retirement center.  Living here, the only decision I have to make each day is “What will I photograph today, and how will I do it?”

John E. Holmes


  1. Pat O'Donnell

    Greetings from Kansas City. I enjoyed looking through your blog. I enjoy photography, video, and have just started blogging. Lots to learn as I develop my site. We have a deposit on a CCRC currently under construction. We don’t have a move-in date, and so much to do to get ready. How long have you lived there? Was it a big change in lifestyle? Keep writing and pointing that camera.

    • John Holmes

      We have lived here at Homewood at Plum Creek for about 8.5 years. We love it. Only big change in lifestyle was not having to cut grass, not shoveling snow, not maintaining a house, etc. When something breaks just call the staff and they come and take care of it!

  2. Peter Mountford

    I just read your blog post from August 1, 2018. I hope you continue doing it. Your pictures are great and what you write about the photos and the life you live to take them is subtle but very interesting. You are in a place and you are documenting it in a way that makes pretty ordinary things seem more than they are. That’s my two cents.

  3. N5PIX

    I’d say you are not retired, you are doing something that you love! And that can’t be farther away from retirement. Keep it up! 🙂

  4. Margret

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  5. Bill & Marianne Garrett

    Enjoyed looking and reading through your current blog. Fantastic photography; delightful creativity.

  6. Don Scofield

    Thanks John, enjoyed the railroad pictures and all the other Homewood pictures. Now I know where to get tips on photography.


  7. Norris & Beverley

    We enjoyed your blog and slideshow(s) on Tunisia. We are looking forward to our OAT trip there. Your slideshow and accompanying music have us anxiously awaiting our Tunisian adventure.

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