June 21, 2013

“Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow FOCUS:  Summer Solstice Aaaaaaaah, summer!  Not to play favorites, but summer really is my favorite season.  I love the long days,... Continue Reading →

June 20, 2013

I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.  - Sylvia Plath FOCUS:  Shadow The light streaming through my windows cast such interesting shadows as it danced around the objects on my coffee table this morning.  I'm sure this phenomenon happens countless times during the year, and yet I have failed to... Continue Reading →

June 18, 2013

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine. -William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream   FOCUS:  Nature You don't have to go far outside of Denver to reach the relative wild of the Rocky Mountain foothills. ... Continue Reading →

June 17, 2013

I run this town... Mostly I run errands. - Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title FOCUS:  Technique (Motion Blur) This series could be titled 'Scenes from my Target shopping cart', which, by the way, is so much classier than scenes from a Walmart shopping cart! 🙂

June 13, 2013

The redness had seeped from the day and night was arranging herself around us. Cooling things down, staining and dyeing the evening purple and blue black. - Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees FOCUS:  Sunset / Wildfire It has been unusually hot on the Colorado front range this past week.  Temperatures have hovered... Continue Reading →

June 12, 2013

People think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony. - Coco Chanel FOCUS:  Color (White, Black, Grey) White. Black. Day. Night. Yin. Yang. Light. Dark. And every shade in between. It was a challenge to... Continue Reading →

June 11, 2013

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. — Winston Churchill (...apparently Mr. Churchill never appreciated the beauty of a rich brown chocolate bar!)   FOCUS:  Color (Brown) Brown. Reliable. Down-to-Earth. Stable. Earthy. Natural. Organic. You know I have not met... Continue Reading →

June 10, 2013

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.  - Alice Walker, The Color Purple FOCUS:  Color (Purple) Purple. Regal. Rich. Luxurious. Exotic. Mysterious. Magical. Oh...Illusive Purple - I have chased you all day!  Of all the colors to capture in a photograph,... Continue Reading →

June 9, 2013

The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. - Haruki Murakami FOCUS:  Color (Blue) Blue. Cool. Comfortable. Relaxed. Peaceful. Calm. Tranquil. The color blue is a favorite of many people, including my husband.  In fact, I must share a funny story about this. ... Continue Reading →

June 7, 2013

How wonderful yellow is.  It stands for the sun.  - Van Gogh FOCUS:  Color (Yellow) Yellow. Bright. Citrusy. Cheerful. Playful. Sweet. Sunny. Warm. Of all the colors, yellow is the happiest.  Even saying its name makes me smile - YELL-O!      

June 6, 2013

  Red is the great clarifier – bright and revealing. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red – it would be like becoming bored with the person you love. - Diana Vreeland   FOCUS:  Color (Red) Red. Alive. Energetic. Pulsating. Powerful. Intense. Seductive. Fiery. Bold. Fabulous. Today I pay a little tribute to this amazing... Continue Reading →

June 5, 2013

“The world is exploding in emerald, sage, and lusty chartreuse - neon green with so much yellow in it. It is an explosive green that, if one could watch it moment by moment throughout the day, would grow in every dimension. - Amy Seidl   FOCUS:  Color (Green) Green, green everywhere!  There is something so... Continue Reading →

June 4, 2013

I never saw an ugly thing in my life:  for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.  - John Constable FOCUS:  Abstract/Macro There is a flower pot that is leaking on my back patio.  The resulting stain is an ever growing scar... Continue Reading →

June 3, 2013

…the joy of the prairie lies in its subtlety.  It is so easy—too easy—to be swept away by mountain and ocean vistas.  A prairie, on the other hand, requests the favor of your closer attention.  It does not divulge itself to mere passersby. - Suzanne Winckler   FOCUS:  Nature/Landscape When one thinks of Colorado it... Continue Reading →

June 1, 2013

No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep. FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Tonight was the big high school graduation celebration for our daughter.  Over a hundred people came to our home throughout the night to help us celebrate.  It was so wonderful to see so many of our... Continue Reading →

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