August 30, 2013

Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music out of doors. - John Keats   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Tonight we had the rare pleasure of attending an outdoor concert at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Concerts at the Gardens are a wonderful experience.  The stage is set up 'in-the-round' in a sunken... Continue Reading →

August 28, 2013

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you... such is a pleasure beyond compare.  ~Kenko Yoshida   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Curling up with a good book and a glass of wine after a long day.  One of life's simplest pleasures.      

August 22, 2013

You say tomato, I say tomahto...   FOCUS:  Food Continuing with my 'taste of summer' theme from yesterday, today I am focusing on heirloom tomatoes.  Oh, how absolutely delicious they are... juicy, sweet, and oozing with flavor.  They simply put the common hot house tomato to shame.  I wish I could claim to have grown... Continue Reading →

August 18, 2013

It's a jungle out there... FOCUS:  Nature Every year about this time I think to myself, "Wow, we sure have planted a lot of vines in our garden..."  That's because every year about this time, those vines start to enthusiastically take over everything in their path.  They hang from the fence, creep up the sides... Continue Reading →

August 17, 2013

Deep in the sun-searched growths, the dragonfly hangs like a blue thread loosed from the sky.  - Dante Gabriel Rossetti   FOCUS:  Nature I went to photograph the beautiful gardens at Washington Park today, and much to my delight a little dragonfly just happened to perch itself on top of a nearby flower.  It sat... Continue Reading →

August 16, 2013

[S]he drank to life, to all it had been, to all it was, to all it would be.  - Sean O'Casey   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted A perfect ending to a week brimming with so many momentous occasions... Cheers to this wonderful life!            

August 15, 2013

Look Ma - No Braces!!   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted / Portrait Wow, what a week...  First my son gets his driver's license, then my daughter moves away to college, and today my son gets his braces removed.  Phew!  I'd say we've hit a 'Milestone Trifecta' in our household!!          

August 13, 2013

However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.  - Robert Neelly Bellah   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Tomorrow my daughter officially heads off to college.  The bags are packed and the excitement is high... She's been... Continue Reading →

August 12, 2013

The year most of my high school friends and I got our driver's licenses, the coolest thing one could do was stand outside after school and twirl one's car keys like a lifeguard whistle. That jingling sound meant freedom and power. - Sloane Crosley   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Today my son got his driver's license.... Continue Reading →

August 10, 2013

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.  - Dr. Suess FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Each year we participate in the Food Allergy & Research Education (FARE) Walk, which raises money to support food allergy education, research, advocacy and awareness.  Researchers estimate that up to 15 million... Continue Reading →

August 9, 2013

I'm the kind of girl who loves her cowboy boots and her heels.  Best of both worlds.  - Unknown FOCUS:  Portrait I had another great senior portrait session this week.  By request, I split this session into two locations to capture both the sugar & spice sides of this spunky high school senior.  We started... Continue Reading →

August 7, 2013

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.  - Edith Wharton FOCUS:  Animals My two little Havanese are slaves to routine (theirs not mine), and one activity we can always count on is a nightly 'run like hell' session around the house.  These sessions happen quite spontaneously.  One moment all is peaceful and quiet,... Continue Reading →

August 5, 2013

It's not the photographer that makes the picture, but the person being photographed. - Sebastiao Salgado   FOCUS:  Portrait 217 days into this Project 365 and I still find that photographing people is my favorite.  Whether I am meeting someone for the first time, or whether I have known them for years, seeing others through... Continue Reading →

August 4, 2013

Old MacDonald had a farm.  E-I-E-I-O... FOCUS:  Animals Today we had lunch with some friends at a kitsch-y restaurant called White Fence Farm.  This was my first visit to this family-style restaurant that features a country store, petting zoo, old cars, live entertainment, and 'the best fried chicken you've ever tasted'.  It's a bit like... Continue Reading →

August 2, 2013

To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. - Henri Cartier-Bresson   FOCUS:  Landscape Late this afternoon I visited the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, which is located several miles south of... Continue Reading →

August 1, 2013

After you cook a dish repeatedly, you begin to understand it. Then you can reinvent it a bit and make it yours. A written recipe can be useful, but sometimes the notes scribbled in the margin are the key to a superlative rendition. Each new version may inspire improvisation based on fresh understanding. It doesn't... Continue Reading →

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