Category Archive: May 2013

May 31, 2013

“But flowers cannot dance?” cried little Ida.  “Yes, indeed they can,” replied the student.  “When it is dark and everyone is asleep, they jump about quite merrily.  They have a ball almost every… Continue reading

May 30, 2013

Life is like a bowl full of cherries..     FOCUS:  Food Hooray – cherry season has begun!  This tiny little fruit ranks right up there with my all-time favorite foods in the… Continue reading

May 29, 2013

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever. . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.  – Aaron… Continue reading

May 28, 2013

First waft, the landscape ahead flashes before me First sip, I stumble gently over the threshold Each sip, one more step into another world Tentative steps, then bold, then giddy skipping along the… Continue reading

May 27, 2013

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.      FOCUS:  Digital Art For all who have served our country – past, present, and future – I offer my sincere… Continue reading

May 26, 2013

My circle of friends has no sides to be broken, no ends to be ended, no angles to be measured.   FOCUS:  Portrait If I had a ‘go-to’ pose when photographing a group… Continue reading

May 25, 2013

Looking at life through rose colored glasses…   FOCUS:  Abstract I was playing around with light and color today.  These images were taken looking through the bottom of a set of colorful glasses… Continue reading

May 24, 2013

Graduation is only a concept.  In real life every day you graduate.  Graduation is a process that goes on  until the last day of your life.  If you can grasp that, you’ll make… Continue reading

May 23, 2013

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells hundreds of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success. – Robert Purvis FOCUS:  Still Life… Continue reading

May 22, 2013

There’s a party going on right here.  A celebration to last throughout the years.  – Kool and the Gang   FOCUS:  Still Life Graduation party preparations continue at our house.  The most recent… Continue reading

May 21, 2013

Dignity does not consist of possessing honors, but in deserving them. – Aristotle   FOCUS:  Still Life Tonight was the Senior Awards Convocation at my daughter’s high school.  In addition to several academic… Continue reading

May 20, 2013

Life is short.  Wear your party pants.  – Loretta LaRoche FOCUS:  Still Life We have begun preparations for the party we will be hosting for my daughter’s graduation in a few weeks.  We… Continue reading

May 19, 2013

The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other… but to be with each other. – Christopher McDougall FOCUS:  Digital Art Half Marathon #4 in the bag!  This time, instead of… Continue reading

May 18, 2013

Make a little birdhouse in your soul.  ― Linnell Flansburgh   FOCUS:  Wildlife Many years ago, my son built several birdhouses that we proudly displayed in our backyard.  They have hung on our… Continue reading

May 17, 2013

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter. – Sharon Salzberg   FOCUS:  Digital Art Today was my daughter’s last day of high school.  A milestone day… Continue reading

May 16, 2013

To learn the magic of light, get up before sunrise… and watch.  – Ted Grant     FOCUS:  Lighting I am not really a morning person, but I must admit that the light… Continue reading

May 15, 2013

I believe in the photographer’s magic — the ability to stir the soul with light and shape and color. To create grand visual moments out of small and simple things, and to infuse… Continue reading

May 14, 2013

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.  – Margaret Atwood Focus:  Macro It’s hard to believe that the temperatures have been in the high 80’s the… Continue reading

May 13, 2013

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy… Continue reading

May 12, 2013

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.  – Alan D. Wolfelt FOCUS:  Food Every Mother’s Day my husband asks me what I’d like to have for dinner.  Every Mother’s Day I… Continue reading

May 11, 2013

A warm breeze blew through my window like a gentle wave lapping the sandy shore in summer at low tide, and as I took in a breath of air that blanketed my body… Continue reading

May 10, 2013

The sun was as flirty as Scarlett O’Hara with the Tarleton twins, breaking through the clouds in spectacular bursts that seemed like personal favors and then retreating for hours, days, and making us… Continue reading

May 9, 2013

…and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful.  – e.e. cummings Focus:  Abstract These photos could be titled ‘Scenes from a Stormy Day’, as they chronicle the sequence of weather that passed through… Continue reading

May 8, 2013

Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.   Focus:  Macro I love rain. I love the sound, the smell, the feel. I love how it makes everything feel so fresh and… Continue reading

May 7, 2013

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this?  – Pablo Picasso   Focus:  Abstract Weeeeeeee – Color, Color, Color!  Today, I purchased yards and yards… Continue reading

May 6, 2013

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  – Lao Tzu Focus:  Macro I am discovering that, due to the erratic weather recently, spring seems a bit more timid this year.  There are… Continue reading

May 5, 2013

To me, eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription.  It’s like makeup. It’s the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance. –… Continue reading

May 4, 2013

May the Force be with you…  – Star Wars, A New Hope   Focus:  Digital Art I just couldn’t let Star Wars Day go by with out a little digital art tribute.  To… Continue reading

May 3, 2013

Mirror, Mirror on the wall….  – Evil Queen, Snow White   Focus:  Self Portrait Well, today’s photo almost didn’t happen.  It wasn’t until I was getting ready for bed at 10:00 at night… Continue reading

May 2, 2013

May is a pious fraud of the almanac, A ghastly parody of real spring Shaped out of snow and breathed with eastern wind; – James Russell Lowell   Focus:  Still Life Spring has… Continue reading

May 1, 2013

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come. –  Thomas Carlyle   Focus:  Macro It is May 1st.  It… Continue reading