Category Archive: August 2013

August 31, 2013

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. … Continue reading

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… Continue reading

August 29, 2013

Do I like my coffee black?  Are there other colors?   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Coffee and the morning paper.  One of life’s simplest pleasures.      

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… Continue reading

August 27, 2013

I will stay, just to walk beside you for one more day. ― Jess C. Scott, Skins, Animal Stories FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Walking the dogs.  One of life’s simplest pleasures.  

August 26, 2013

An apple is an excellent thing… until you try a peach.  – George DuMarier   FOCUS:  Food One more edition to my ‘Taste of Summer’ series – peaches.  Now I realize that Georgia… Continue reading

August 25, 2013

It never gets easier.  You just go faster.  – Greg LeMond   FOCUS:  Sports We are huge cycling fans in our household, and a highlight of our year is late August when Colorado… Continue reading

August 24, 2013

Life is like a roller coaster ride.  You can scream every time you hit a bump, or throw your hands up in the air and enjoy the ride.   FOCUS:  Around Town Lakeside… Continue reading

August 23, 2013

Friends are like melons; Shall I tell you why? To find one good, one hundred you must try. – Claude Mermet   FOCUS:  Food It is true that melons are some of trickiest… Continue reading

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,… Continue reading

August 21, 2013

…ears of corn letting their auburn hair wind down to their stalks. – Toni Morrison   FOCUS:  Food You know summer is nearing its end when the Olathe sweet corn from the western… Continue reading

August 20, 2013

…August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come… Continue reading

August 19, 2013

The incredible, edible egg.  FOCUS:  Food This has got to be one of the strangest things I have ever seen.  In this photo, my son is holding a raw chicken egg that is… 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… 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… 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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

August 14, 2013

I miss college.  – Tiger Woods   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted And just like that – she’s gone…      

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  … 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… Continue reading

August 11, 2013

If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.  – Anonymous   FOCUS:  Sports Today I was back at the climbing gym with my son.  He just started getting… 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… 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… Continue reading

August 8, 2013

Mary, Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells And pretty maids all in a row. -Mother Goose FOCUS:  Flowers (Digital Art) There is a street right near… 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… Continue reading

August 6, 2013

A watched pot never boils.  But turn your back for one moment, and it is guaranteed to boil over!  – Proverb FOCUS:  Everyday Object So I think my creativity muscle was a little… 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… 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… Continue reading

August 3, 2013

The mountains are calling, and I must go.  – John Muir FOCUS:  Landscape We took the Jeep out today for a 4WD trek up the east side of Rollins Pass.  In the early… 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… 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… Continue reading