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 →
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 →
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 →
"Pretty in pink, isn't she?" - Psychedelic Furs Focus: Portrait Senior prom. What a fabulous night to be both a parent and a photographer! Those who know her, know she is not much of a 'girly girl', so it was so much fun to see her get all dressed up and flaunt her feminine... Continue Reading →
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 →
Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved... - Sue Monk Kidd Focus: Wildlife A bee visited my garden today - the very first one of the season. He seemed so anxious to fill his belly with nectar and he flew fervently from tulip to tulip in a very focused... Continue Reading →
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 →
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...
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.
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are... Continue Reading →
Isn't it appropriate that the month of taxes begins with April Fool's Day and ends with cries of 'May Day!' - Unknown Focus: Digital Art This may be an oxymoron, but Happy Tax Day everyone!
I actually washed my window once, and it fell through - it was being held together by the dirt. - Edie Falco Focus: Still Life Remember those windows that I went to clean a couple of days ago? Yep... they are still dirty. I'm thinking if I wait long enough to clean them an... Continue Reading →
If the shoe fits - buy it in every color. Focus: Life Unscripted My daughter's senior prom is in a few weeks, and today we went shoe and accessory shopping. I love to shoe shop, and I am a sucker for the warehouse-style shoe stores where you can walk down aisles an aisles of... Continue Reading →
Impressionism: It is the birth of light in painting. - Robert Delaunay FOCUS: Abstract I just couldn't take it anymore. The windows on my house had become so dirty from the winter, they were driving me crazy. I know it is futile to clean windows this time of year, but I just had to... Continue Reading →
... 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 →
We ought to be opening a bottle of wine! - Edith Wharton Focus: Still Life Hooray - I've made it to day 100 of my Project 365! Mimicking the tradition of school children who bring in a collection of 100 items on the 100th day of school, I decided to photograph a collection of 100... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
It felt good to spend herself this way. The air tasted fresh and delicious; it smelled like damp earth, grass, and flowers. And her body felt strong, supple, and hungry for more of everything life could serve up. She ran and felt like one of the animals, as though her feet were growing up out... Continue Reading →
It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were the hardest to get. - Timothy Allen Focus: Portrait Today I spent several hours being a mentor to a high school student who has chosen photography as her senior project. As part of... Continue Reading →
At the car wash Talkin' about the car wash yeah! Come on and sing it for me car wash. Car wash yeah! - Rose Royce, "Car Wash" Focus: Life Unscripted It's been a long time since I've actually sat in my car during a car wash. Usually, I take my car to one of those... Continue Reading →
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. ~Nadine Stair Focus: Still Life What a glorious day! Bright sunshine, clear blue skies, and temps in the low 70s. Who cares that winter may still throw a few snow storms... Continue Reading →
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 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 →