How blest to sit in the fragrant shade, In the hush of a summer noon, To watch the bees at their happy task, And listen their drowsy tune... ~Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen bee·line ˈbēlīn/ noun a straight line between two places. Apparently Mr. Webster never actually watched a bee fly... or tried to... Continue Reading →
Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers. -Lady Bird Johnson Don't you just love it when you plant something and it actually grows? I'm loving my tiny little wildflower garden right now. At 10'x10' she's is small, but she is mighty!
Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take. Biking along the roads outside of Steamboat Springs. No map, no plan, just happy little detours.
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon We could float among the stars together, you and I For we can fly, we can fly Up, up and away My beautiful, my beautiful balloon The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon We can... Continue Reading →
Again and again, the cicada's untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air, like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth. -Yukio Mishima I had planned to be all creative today and upload a video for my Project 365. I'd captured a clip of the leaves blowing in the summer breeze with the piercing sound... Continue Reading →
When I was young, I was told That there was a city Made out of gold, solid gold And now I'm askin' you Do you think that those stories are true? And if you say that you do Would you like to go and Look for the city with me? - Head East
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. - Albert Einstein We always have a great time at the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival! With over 250 exhibitors and 300,000 visitors over a three-day weekend, the festival is a fun and inspiring way to spend a couple hours. Although photography is my chosen art form, I find... Continue Reading →
Me: "What in the world am I going to photograph today?" Howie: "Me! Please, Mommy, please - photograph ME!!"
Bachelor's Button The wildflower seeds I planted back in May are starting to bloom. As it turns out, I didn't spread too many seeds and just the right amount have decided to take root (hooray for heavy handing it!) Among the first to blossom are the Bachelor Buttons - such sweet little things in glorious... Continue Reading →
Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and we can reflect light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. ― Robyn Nola
Lightning is Mother Nature's fireworks. Last night's fireworks display was electrifying to say the least! Mother Nature rolled in with her own fabulous display of wicked heat lightning to add to the magic of the man-made pyrotechnics. The result was surreal and absolutely FABULOUS! Of note: These images are simply outtakes from an iPhone video... Continue Reading →
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin
Imagine a multidimensional spider's web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. That is the Buddhist conception of the universe... Continue Reading →
I always feel like somebody's watching me. And I have no privacy. I always feel like somebody's watching me. Tell me is it just a dream? - Rockwell
And the shower of roses spun around me, inviting me to take part in their ever-present waltz. ― Gina Marinello-Sweeney
O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! #Colorado #home
Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [Summer Solstice 2018]
I loved you with texture. You loved with a softness. Texture brought detail, softness brought folds. Folds brought creases and creases had secrets. ― Dominic Riccitello
Interrupt anxiety with gratitude. Value = (Reward x Probability of Success) / (Delay x Impulsiveness) I took over 1,700 photos at my niece's wedding last weekend, so forgive me if my motivation for this Project 365 is a little lacking this week. My creative focus has been elsewhere... As I struggled to come up with... Continue Reading →
It's so dry the trees are bribing the dogs. - Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies We haven't seen any real rain in Denver since mid-May, and boy does it show. Everything is absolutely parched. Here is a before/after comparison of my dust covered shoes from my walk along the (completely dry) Highline Canal this morning. Needless... Continue Reading →
And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust. - T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land Hot, dry, and the sprinklers were broken for a week. Welcome to my... Continue Reading →
Elizabeth: Good night, John Boy. John-Boy: Good night, Elizabeth. Good night, Daddy. John: Good night, Son. Good night, Mary Ellen. Mary Ellen: Good night, Daddy. Good night, Mama. Olivia: Good night, Mary Ellen. Good night, Jim Bob. Jim Bob: Good night, Mama. Good night, Erin. Erin: Good night, Jim Bob. Good night, Ben. Ben: Good... Continue Reading →
Today is a multiple cups of espresso kind of day. After a marathon day yesterday photographing my niece's wedding, I needed several shots of this deliciously rich elixir to keep me going today. A special thanks to my daughter who provided the cute little elephant espresso cup as a gift from her recent travels to... Continue Reading →
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." Meaghan & Andrew June 9, 2018 I had the honor of photographing my niece's wedding today. A true labor of love, and a gift I was happy to provide them. All the best to this sweet young couple!
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don't much care where -" said Alice. "Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat. "- so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice... Continue Reading →
Here are sweet peas, on tiptoe for a flight; With wings of gentle flush o'er delicate white, And taper fingers catching at all things, To bind them all about with tiny rings. - John Keats
Art is everywhere. Everywhere is art. Our main sprinkler line burst today, flooding the crawl space. A few days ago, a toilet supply line ruptured inside the house flooding the bathroom and seeping into the basement ceiling. Fun times. #homeownership #reallife
2018 Denver Chalk Art Festival The annual chalk art festival is one of my favorite summer events in Denver. The event features more than 200 professional and amateur artists, who spend hours on their hand and knees transforming the streets of Denver into a colorful art museum. The talent and creativity of these artists is... Continue Reading →
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind. - Seals and Crofts Absolutely beautiful evenings around here lately - warm air, gentle breezes and beautiful sunsets. Pure happiness.