Category Archive: June 2013

June 22 – July 3, 2013

Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God’s wild blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted…… Continue reading

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… 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… Continue reading

June 19, 2013

If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.  – Coco Chanel FOCUS:  Still Life Today was a long day.  It was one of those days when I was… 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… 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… Continue reading

June 16, 2013

Take me out to the ball game, Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjack I don’t care if I never get back! So it’s root, root, root For… Continue reading

June 15, 2013

There is a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they are absolutely free.  Don’t miss so many of them.  – Jo Walton FOCUS:  Sunset I realize that just a few days… Continue reading

June 14, 2013

Grilling, broiling, barbecuing – whatever you want to call it – is an art, not just a matter of building a fire and throwing on a piece of meat as a sacrifice to… Continue reading

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… 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: … 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… 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.… 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.… Continue reading

June 8, 2013

Orange is one of God’s favorite colors – He stuck it right there between red and yellow as the second color of the rainbow.  He decorates entire forests with shades of orange every… 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… Continue reading

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  … 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… 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… 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… Continue reading

June 2, 2013

I really need a day between Saturday and Sunday… FOCUS:  Life Unscripted The one downside of throwing parties?  There’s always a morning after….    

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… Continue reading