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 →
What a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel. ~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers"
PLEASE DO NOT ANNOY, TORMENT, PESTER, PLAGUE, MOLEST, WORRY, BADGER, HARRY, HARASS, HECKLE, PERSECUTE, IRK, BULLYRAG, VEX, DISQUIET, GRATE, BESET, BOTHER, TEASE, NETTLE, TANTALIZE, OR RUFFLE THE GROOMERS.
“What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? It's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road The holidays are over. I know that... Continue Reading →