Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don't know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas, which says to the painter, ‘You can't do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they... Continue Reading →
2018 COLORADO CLASSIC The Mile High City was on display today for the final stage of this year's Colorado Classic. Cyclists lapped a 9.1-mile (14.6k) circuit course around downtown Denver from the RiNo art district to beautiful City Park. I strategically planted myself right in the middle of the action, where I was able to... Continue Reading →
“I love to feel the temperature drop and the wind increase just before a thunderstorm. Then I climb in bed with the thunder.” - Amanda Mosher
Well it happened. 228 days into this Project 365, and I forgot to take a picture. Despite missing out on my photo-of-the-day yesterday, I was still able to flex my creative muscle as I worked on creating a team logo for a fitness challenge group I'm participating in. Our team name is 'Zoned Out', which... Continue Reading →
The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange... Sunsets did that here. Made you forget it was the smog that made their colors so brilliant, that behind every pretty picture there could be an ugly story. -Michael Connelly The skies have been looking a lot like Los Angeles around here lately. Hazy, hazy, hazy. ... Continue Reading →
Money talks But it don't sing and dance And it don't walk, And long as I can have you here with me, I'd much rather be Forever in blue jeans. -Neil Diamond
Electricity is really just organized lightning. -George Carlin Now there's a comforting thought given it's this mad tangle of wires that happens to power our house. Organized lightning? Hmmmmm. #ThisOldHouse
Ring around the rosies, a pocket full of posies... Revisiting the realm of digital art today. Original image below.
"My dear young fellow," the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, "there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet." -Roald Dahl Sometimes the tiniest things in nature fascinate me the most. Take this grasshopper that I happened to find on my front porch today. As it turns out,... Continue Reading →
Here's lookin at you, kid. The only photo I happened to take yesterday was this silly iPhone snap of our dog, Howie, as he was snuggled up with me on the couch. This is life totally unscripted. And I it's 100% perfect.
Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit... Continue Reading →
Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides. -Junichiro Tanizaki
When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree. -Vietnamese Proverb Shhhhhh.... don't tell my neighbors but I helped myself to some of the fruit off their trees. I figured the birds were having their fill, so my taking a few extra pieces was rather harmless. The fruit is small, but smells... Continue Reading →
Pesto is a mouthful of bright summer. -NYT Cooking Basil + Garlic + Pine Nuts + Pecorino + Olive Oil Homemade pesto - one of the many rewards of a home herb garden. The jarred stuff just can't compare.
They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot. -Counting Crows What do you do when you go to the top of a parking garage to catch the spectacular sunset, but the clouds get the way? You go with Plan B. As they say, if you can't find something to photograph in your immediate surroundings, then... Continue Reading →
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ― Ray Bradbury It amazes me how much joy the bees are deriving from my tiny little 10' x 10' patch of wildflowers. I think next year I shall plant the whole... Continue Reading →
Once you lick the frosting off a cupcake, it becomes a muffin. And muffins are healthy. (...your welcome 🙂 )
“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field or whatever. Merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and... Continue Reading →
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. -Fredrick Douglas We spent the weekend in Alabama, revisiting the history of the Civil Rights movement. On the agenda was a soulful exploration of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and a day trip to Selma to walk the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge. Both were... Continue Reading →
We are all trapped in a jar, and don't realize there is a lid. I found this little fella flying around my house tonight. He's an Underwing Moth, who measured about 4 inches across with two spectacular orange and black bottom wings. It's interesting how his size and beauty made me feel compelled to catch... Continue Reading →
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. -Langston Hughes Let the monsoon season begin. (hopefully, anyway...)
“Coolness is not an image that can be bought or worn. True cool is an attitude that is projected from a person who is extremely comfortable in their own skin.” ― Suzy Kassem
Where there's smoke... Wildfires are burning up the west, and it shows. The smoke from the California and Southern Oregon fires has made its way into Colorado, coloring our skies a bleak greyish-brown and the sun disturbing color of orange tonight. Feels a bit apocalyptic.
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