So far this year, my barking has saved Mom and Dad from being attacked by 40 mailman, 16 UPS drivers, 3 Girl Scouts, 28 cats and 1 sketchy looking plastic bag on the road... yet they remain ungrateful. #EdgarTheGuardDog
Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life... a mirror of one's own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful. Baby it's cold outside... and I've got a nasty cold inside. It's been a rough week for me in the health department. I've been battling a really nasty virus that my doctor likened to... Continue Reading →
“If a doctor treats your cold, it will go away in fourteen days. If you leave it alone, it will go away in two weeks." - Gloria Silverstein Being sick is the pits. 😦
Take off the mask. Your face is beautiful. Struggling for inspiration today, I stumbled upon the Capture Your 365 blog, which is 'a community for ideas, support and inspiration for your everyday photography.' Intrigued, I clicked on the February Photo Challenge link and discovered that today's photo prompt was: taking off. Of course the first ideas... Continue Reading →
“...to pick up an old-fashioned newspaper, ink barely dry, staining my fingers in that beautiful hue of grey that is messy and decadent at the same time.” - R.B. O'Brien
A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well. - Henny Youngman Feeling a little rough around the edges today. Time for some homemade chicken soup.
Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. - John Muir Wind sculpted snow as viewed from the Symphony chair lift at Whistler Mountain.
Always remember, your bones will not break in a bobsled. No, no, no. They shatter. - Cool Runnings Go bobsledding down the world’s fastest bobsled track? Oh yes we did! Clocked in at 125 kph / 77 mph. Zoom Zoom. #whistlerslidingcenter
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” - John Muir
Sometimes, flying feels too godlike to be attained by man. Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see. - Charles Lindbergh
Well, I had me a boy, turned him into a man I showed him all the things that he didn't understand Whoa, and then I let him go Now, there's one in California who's been cursing my name 'Cause I found me a better lover in the UK Hey, hey, until I made my getaway... Continue Reading →
You've got my heart on a string. Having fun with digital art again today! The first image below is the original straight-out-of-camera image. I used the curves/levels adjustment in PS to wipe out the background and produce the second image below. After that I proceeded to overlay the image in PS with various watercolor... Continue Reading →
Let me call you sweetheart I'm in love with you Let me hear you whisper That you love me too Keep the love light glowing In your eyes so true Let me call you sweetheart I'm in love with you
Tell me, what is the color of love? -Billy Ocean This pretty little photo composite was made from eight separate images: 6 individual images of paint chip samples, which were selected for both their vibrant colors and their Valentine's Day appropriate names (Sherwin Williams colors) 1 image of a paint chip sample deck fanned out... Continue Reading →
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture, like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas... Even people who don't like football tune in to watch the commercials. ~Bob Schieffer
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars... -Ed Sheeran Nikon D810, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/640, ISO 640 Photo technique here.
Playing with the Queen of Hearts Knowing it ain't really smart The Joker ain't the only fool Who'll do anything for you. -Juice Newton My husband came home early from work today and happened to walk in just as I was setting up this shot.... He looked at me, turned, and headed to the basement.... Continue Reading →
The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand. -Fredrick L. Knowles #superbluebloodmoon2018
I haven't been everywhere. But it's on my list. - Susan Sontag January 30th is 'National Plan for Vacation Day', and I'm doing my best to support the cause today. Itineraries are coming together, flights are booked, and adventure awaits in 2018...
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. - Georgia O'Keefe
Water adopts to the shape of its vessel, it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea. - Miyamoto Musashi We intended to go see The Shape of Water movie this afternoon, but when we got to our favorite theater we discovered the movie was sold out. Such a bummer! Of course there were... Continue Reading →
You can think of individuals as different light bulbs. There will be differences in wattage and in color. There will be differences in shape. But everywhere the current is the same. The current is who you are. You are not the individual light bulb. You are the one current that's in all. - Sathya Sai... Continue Reading →
“Thai food ain’t about simplicity. It’s about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it’s got to have a smooth surface but it doesn’t matter what’s happening underneath. Simplicity isn’t the dictum here, at all. Some westerners think it’s a jumble of flavours, but to a Thai... Continue Reading →
Nothing is set in stone. A bird can be refolded into a boat, a fish, a kimono, or any other extravagant vision. At other times it aches to return to its original folds. The paper begins to fray. It tires, rebels. ― Tor Udall, A Thousand Paper Birds
If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow? - Jennifer McMahon Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. Regardless of the season, she goes about creating the most spectacular masterpieces from the simplest of ingredients. Take for example water. In the past 48 hours I've watched as she's turned this one... Continue Reading →
"It was one of those beautiful high plains days, where the sky just blinks blue at the earth and you have to remind yourself to take it in." - Craig Johnson I love you, Denver.
“One winter morning Peter woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see.” ― Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day
"These boots are made for walking And that's just what they'll do One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you." #womensmarch2018
I saw an angel cloud today. A single silhouette floating gracefully below the midday sun. Thank you for the sign from heaven, Dad. I love and miss you everyday. Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split... Continue Reading →
The less there is to look at, the more important it is that we look at it closely and carefully. - Kirk Varnedoe, Pictures of Nothing Today was one of those days when creativity felt completely out of reach. Nothing, absolutely nothing, was catching my interest to photograph. Everything just seemed so ordinary. And, truth be... Continue Reading →
“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer.” ― Walter De Mulder Self portrait as reflected in a foggy window.
“...the endless repetition of an ordinary miracle.” ― Orhan Pamuk, Snow An icy cold front moved into Denver today, bringing with it the tiniest crystal snowflakes you can imagine. The flakes were so soft and light that the slightest puff of breath would send them scattering about. These aren't snowman-making snowflakes for sure. But they are the makings... Continue Reading →
“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” This Project 365 photo is courtesy of an engagement session I did today as part of my professional photography work. To see more from this session, please visit today's post on my Studio B Photography blog.
“The theater is one of the few places left in the bright and noisy world where we sit in the quiet dark together, to be awake.” ― Sarah Ruhl
Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility. - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” – John Berger Simply playing around with a slow shutter speed tonight. Subject: A tree in my backyard that is still lit up for the holidays. Technical Specs: Nikon D810 / 2.0 sec / f14 / ISO 64.... Continue Reading →
“When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow... Continue Reading →
"Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today." - Dr. Seuss Nope. Nothing moves today. Including me. Thank you, low back sprain. 😦
The light in winter is most varied; there are days when it's clear and bright, carving the earth into light and shadow like a razor. Yet, at times, the light can be soft and quiet as a whisper, with color of the most intense chromatic variations anyone could ever need. - Peter Fiore Ah... Continue Reading →