Category Archive: April 2013

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… 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… 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. … Continue reading

April 27, 2013

“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… 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… Continue reading

April 25, 2013

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. … 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… 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.  … Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… 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,… Continue reading

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… 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… 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… Continue reading

April 16, 2013

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… Continue reading

April 15, 2013

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… Continue reading

April 14, 2013

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… Continue reading

April 13, 2013

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… Continue reading

April 12, 2013

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,… 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… Continue reading

April 10, 2013 – Day 100!

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… 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… 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… Continue reading

April 7, 2013

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… Continue reading

April 6, 2013

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… Continue reading

April 5, 2013

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… Continue reading

April 4, 2013

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! … 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… 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,… 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… Continue reading