Drip, drip, drop Little April shower Beating a tune As you fall all around Drip, drip, drop Little April shower What can compare To your beautiful sound - Bambi
The smell of moist earth and lilacs hung in the air Like wisps of the past and hints of the future. - Margaret Millar Ahhhhh, lilacs - my favorite spring flower. Each year I look forward to those few glorious weeks when their sweet, heady scent fills the air. It is the very essence of... Continue Reading →
To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. -- William Blake #EarthDay2018
Suddenly she was seeing the buds on the cherry trees around her; she could feel the energy packed within them, a bouquet of fireworks whose fuse had already been lit. She could smell them, too, a subtle essence of pink and lollipops, the sweetness deepened by the scent of the slowly warming earth below them.... Continue Reading →
Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches. - Federico Garcia Lorca Thar she blows!! Wowza, it is windy today with huge powerful gusts that twist the trees and threaten to turn small dogs into kites. Such thunderous power is hard to ignore, so I knew the wind just had to be the... Continue Reading →
“At some point, you really just have to finish your work and release it as is-if only so you can go on and make other things with a glad and determined heart.” - Elizabeth Gilbert Today's project went something like this: Start. ...Stop. Start. ...Stop. Do. ...Undo. Do.... Continue Reading →
And into the forest I go. To lose my mind and feed my soul. - John Muir (Photo montage of grass, watercolor paper & street art by Shantell Martin)
I love this house. I love this nest. In all the world, this nest is best. - P.D. Eastman Wheeeee - these multi exposure photo collages are fun to create! They are a bit of a trial and error, but I love how I can take seemingly disparate images and blend them into something that... Continue Reading →
Life needs more polka dots and picnics. Today I decided to steer my multiple exposure photography experiment away from the soft, oil pastel feel of the past few days an into the realm of pop art. To do so, I focused on photographing subjects with bold colors and geometric patterns, and then blended those photos... Continue Reading →
We are mosaics. Pieces of light, love, history, stars... Glued together with magic and music and words. ― Anita Krizzan
They come runnin' just as fast as they can 'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man. - ZZ Top I took a little break from pretty flower pictures today to photograph something a bit more masculine. ICON Suits is a custom mens' clothier here in Denver, specializing in handmade suits and dress shirts. My... Continue Reading →
It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in them. - L.M. Montgomery The past few days I've been playing around with layering photos, colors and textures in the digital darkroom to create a type of art that lies somewhere between photography and painting. I must... Continue Reading →
Your mind is a garden, Your thoughts are the seeds. You can choose to grow flowers, Or choose to grow weeds.
In the spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. - Mark Twain So far this week: Sunny and 70's Rain Snow Sunny and 50's Sleet Thundersnow (it’s a thing…) Snow Sunny and 60's Rain Graupel (it’s a thing too…) Snow It must be spring!
Flowers really do intoxicate me. ~Vita Sackville-West Can't get enough of these tulips... especially in black & white.
Winter is not going down without a fight. Yesterday it was 'summer in light and winter in the shade'. Today we woke up to winter everywhere... and despite my giddy anticipation of spring, I cannot help but be held breathless by its beauty.
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” - Charles Dickens
A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. - Marianne Willamson
She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.” - A.A. Milne Well it's only March 22nd... and this is Colorado... so, no, winter probably isn't really dead. But today's sunny skies & 70 degree weather sure made it fun to pretend!
"March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice." - Hal Borland The weather has been a bit mischievous lately - snowy one day, warm & sunny the next. It's the annual tug-of-war between winter and spring. Spring always wins.... the question is, when?... Continue Reading →
Whiskey and ice and everything nice. Capping off a perfect spring skiing day with a little Irish whiskey.... Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
When Irish eyes are smiling Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing When Irish hearts are happy All the world seems bright and gay And when Irish eyes are smiling Sure, they steal your heart away.
Nana always said the rain was Nature's way of adding sparkle to the outdoors. -Evangeline Duran Fuentes
May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go. - Irish Blessing
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of a flower. - Rabindranath Tagore My Christmas cactus blooms twice a year... neither of which is at Christmastime. Instead, she chooses to bloom in the spring and fall, and that is just fine with me. I get to enjoy her beauty twice a year... Continue Reading →
Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander Hamilton. And there’s a million things I haven’t done, But just you wait, just you wait. So fortunate to have caught a performance today of the national tour as it passes through Denver this month. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!
A rose is a rose... except when it isn’t... Well it turns out I only took one photo today, and this is it. When I showed the picture to my husband tonight he said ‘What is it? Oh... it’s a rose.’ Except it isn’t. It’s a crocus. Can I consider that a compliment on my... Continue Reading →
“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.” ― Sylvia Plath After the frustrations of yesterday, when I felt as if my creativity was being stifled by others demands on me, I decided to take a little break today. So, I turned off my phone, stopped answering emails & instead gave myself... Continue Reading →
An accountant turned photographer? That doesn't compute. Hello, my name is Beth, and I'm a recovering C.P.A. It's true. For 20+ years of my life I worked as an accountant. First with one of the big national accounting firms, and later as a self-employed bookkeeper for private businesses. I was good at what I did,... Continue Reading →
Let the sun do its work. Let your eyes feast on the beauty... - Carin Lavery Welcome to one of the most coveted locations in our home: the threshold between our house and the back porch. I realize this is a rather unconventional place to be considered a 'favorite spot', after all we certainly have... Continue Reading →