April 30, 2013

If dandelions were hard to grow, they'd be most welcome on any lawn.  - Andrew V. Mason   Focus:  Macro It is funny how gardeners will methodically, and quite aggressively, dig up each and every dandelion that crops up in their yard, while simultaneously showering other flowers with loving care.  Unlike other flowers that can... Continue Reading →

April 29, 2013

The most beautiful springs are those that come after the most horrible winters! - Mehmet Murat Ildan   Focus:  Macro I realize my photos have been heavy on the flower shots lately, but I just can't get enough of them.  My eyes are so hungry for spring after this year's long, lingering winter.  Word has... Continue Reading →

April 28, 2013

The front door to springtime is a photographer's best friend.  - Terri Guillemets   Focus:  Macro We've had beautiful spring weather the past few days - sunshine, blue skies and gloriously warm temperatures.  The tulips in my backyard were a bit too eager to perform, and their early show was cut short by the heavy... Continue Reading →

April 26, 2013

The earth laughs in flowers.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson Focus:  Macro ...Do it...  No, Don't do it...  Well, okay, DO it...  No, No DON'T do it....  DO IT!!!! Like many warm weather junkies 'jonesing' for their first real hit of spring, I stood in the aisle of the garden center completely paralyzed with indecision.  I... Continue Reading →

April 24, 2013

Anyone who has ever cleaned out a closet and taken stuff to Goodwill knows how liberating it is. You feel lighter, your mind feels clearer.  - Cecile Andrews Focus:  Life Unscripted Today I tackled a semi-annual chore of mine - cleaning out my clothes closet.  I do this every spring and every fall in order... Continue Reading →

April 23, 2013

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.  ~Hal Borland   Focus:  Still Life 75 inches of snow in Denver since January 1st.  20 inches of snow thus far in April alone.   You know, I'm really beginning to doubt that quote by Hal Borland...  

April 22, 2013

  Earth, my dearest, oh believe me, you no longer need your springtimes to win me over...Unspeakably, I have belonged to you, from the flush. - Rainer Maria Rilk   FOCUS:  Digital Art Happy Earth Day!  Remember to take a moment today to step outside and simply appreciate this amazing planet that we call home.

April 21, 2013

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.  ~Gertrude S. Wister Focus:  Macro The tiny little flowers of the Periwinkle vine in my garden are blooming.  Although the unassuming flowers of this vine are each less than an inch across, they grow en... Continue Reading →

April 20, 2013

The sound of thunder, the smell of rain. The earth giving birth to another season.  Nature's labor pains...Beautiful.  ― Carol Morgan Focus:  Cloudscape The weather has been so unsettled lately - snow, rain, sun, clouds - as if Mother Nature just isn't quite sure what to do with herself.  

April 19, 2013

Dear Winter -  I'm breaking up with you....   Focus:  Still Life Dear Winter, I'm breaking up with you.  You've overstayed your welcome, and it's time for you to leave.  Sure, we've had some good times.  Remember how much fun we had together skiing at Copper Mountain and Winter Park this year?  Or the time... Continue Reading →

April 18, 2013

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.   Focus:  Animals We own two impossibly adorable Havanese.  Edgar's coat is a scrumptious peaches and cream color, and Howie's is a festive salt and pepper.  Both are... Continue Reading →

April 17, 2013

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? - Albert Einstein Focus:  Photo Montage Today I challenged myself to photograph 20 items within arm's reach.  It sounds silly, I know, but honestly the weather outside was horrible (freezing temps, snow, ice, wind, yuck),... Continue Reading →

April 11, 2013

... Tiptoe through the tulips with me - Tiny Tim   FOCUS:  Still Life The snow has melted and my tulips are struggling to revive themselves after Tuesday's frigid, snowy weather.  Like battle-weary warriors, one-by-one they are stretching their bent bodies upright and lifting their drooping heads to soak up the sun once again.  ... Continue Reading →

April 9, 2013

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.  - Mark Twain Focus:  Still Life Talk about a turn around in the weather!  The sunny, 72 degree weather of yesterday seems like a distant memory as the snow falls and temps hover around 12... Continue Reading →

April 8, 2013

The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature.  - Jeff Cox     Focus:  Macro The hyacinth are blooming in my garden, forming beautiful little clumps of white, yellow, purple and pink.  Their nodding heads and sweet scent make them one of my favorite spring flowers.  I always... Continue Reading →

April 3, 2013

I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright. - Millard Kaufman Focus:  Still Life Spring is slowly making its presence known.  The grass is just a bit greener each day, the trees are beginning to bud, and tiny... Continue Reading →

April 2, 2013

April showers bring May flowers, That is what they say. But if all the showers turned to flowers, We’d have quite a colorful day! There’d be bluebells and cockleshells, Tulips red and green, Daffodils and Chinese squill, The brightest you’ve ever seen. You’d see tiger lilies and water lilies, Carnations pink and blue, Forget-me-not and... Continue Reading →

April 1, 2013

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.  It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.  - Horace FOCUS:  Digital Art Happy April Fool's Day!  Here is a little photo trickery to honor the day.  After all, playfulness is good for the soul.

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