Somewhere deep within the tree of winter there is still the life that produced last spring's beautiful leaves. -Madame Jeanne Guyon
Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It's the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist. -Mia Kirshner
“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson Believe it or not, this started out as a photo of a feathered Christmas tree. Sometimes I just don't know where my art is going to take me until I arrive at the destination. The joy is in the... Continue Reading →
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow.” [Montage of several images taken of Christmas lights using a slow shutter speed.]
The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day's last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
We spent 10 wonderful days in Italy visiting Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Matera & Puglia, and were completely blown away by all of the beauty and history. It is nearly impossible to whittle down our trip into a handful of photos, but I realize that my Project 365 is not the place to share a... Continue Reading →
But I suppose there's a lot to see everywhere, if only you keep your eyes open. -Norton Juster I saw some interesting oil stains in the parking lot again today... or perhaps they saw me?
A rose looks grey at midnight, but the flame is just asleep. And steel is strong because it knows the hammer and white heat. -Johnny Cash
A brooding calm in all the air, A dreamy quiet everywhere... A golden glow to light the day That fades in purple mists away— This soothing calm, this presence bright, October's sweet and mellow light. ~Phebe A. Holder, "A Song of October"
I'm baaaaaaaack! Pudgy little twerp... Just look at that belly from feasting on my sunflowers! For more on this story, please visit the BATTLE OF THE SUNFLOWERS saga: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Things girls love to hear: I love you. That's on sale. ...and this is what happens when the only photo you took all day was an iPhone snap of a price tag while comparison shopping at the mall.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” -John Muir
“Forget scientists. The next space launch we should send up painters, poets and musicians. I’d be more interested in what they discover than anything that takes place in a test tube.” -James Rozoff
Life is a circle. The end of one journey is the beginning of the next. And so it goes. And so it goes.
A place for everything, and everything in its place. Cleaning out closets today... purge, purge, purge! #clutterfree #organized
Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don't know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas, which says to the painter, ‘You can't do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they... Continue Reading →
Well it happened. 228 days into this Project 365, and I forgot to take a picture. Despite missing out on my photo-of-the-day yesterday, I was still able to flex my creative muscle as I worked on creating a team logo for a fitness challenge group I'm participating in. Our team name is 'Zoned Out', which... Continue Reading →
Electricity is really just organized lightning. -George Carlin Now there's a comforting thought given it's this mad tangle of wires that happens to power our house. Organized lightning? Hmmmmm. #ThisOldHouse
Here's lookin at you, kid. The only photo I happened to take yesterday was this silly iPhone snap of our dog, Howie, as he was snuggled up with me on the couch. This is life totally unscripted. And I it's 100% perfect.
Pesto is a mouthful of bright summer. -NYT Cooking Basil + Garlic + Pine Nuts + Pecorino + Olive Oil Homemade pesto - one of the many rewards of a home herb garden. The jarred stuff just can't compare.
They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot. -Counting Crows What do you do when you go to the top of a parking garage to catch the spectacular sunset, but the clouds get the way? You go with Plan B. As they say, if you can't find something to photograph in your immediate surroundings, then... Continue Reading →
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ― Ray Bradbury It amazes me how much joy the bees are deriving from my tiny little 10' x 10' patch of wildflowers. I think next year I shall plant the whole... Continue Reading →
Once you lick the frosting off a cupcake, it becomes a muffin. And muffins are healthy. (...your welcome 🙂 )
Lightning is Mother Nature's fireworks. Last night's fireworks display was electrifying to say the least! Mother Nature rolled in with her own fabulous display of wicked heat lightning to add to the magic of the man-made pyrotechnics. The result was surreal and absolutely FABULOUS! Of note: These images are simply outtakes from an iPhone video... Continue Reading →
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind. - Seals and Crofts Absolutely beautiful evenings around here lately - warm air, gentle breezes and beautiful sunsets. Pure happiness.
Playing with the Queen of Hearts Knowing it ain't really smart The Joker ain't the only fool Who'll do anything for you. -Juice Newton My husband came home early from work today and happened to walk in just as I was setting up this shot.... He looked at me, turned, and headed to the basement.... Continue Reading →