I always feel like somebody's watching me. And I have no privacy. I always feel like somebody's watching me. Tell me is it just a dream? - Rockwell
And the shower of roses spun around me, inviting me to take part in their ever-present waltz. ― Gina Marinello-Sweeney
O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! #Colorado #home
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 Longfellow [Summer Solstice 2018]
I loved you with texture. You loved with a softness. Texture brought detail, softness brought folds. Folds brought creases and creases had secrets. ― Dominic Riccitello
Interrupt anxiety with gratitude. Value = (Reward x Probability of Success) / (Delay x Impulsiveness) I took over 1,700 photos at my niece's wedding last weekend, so forgive me if my motivation for this Project 365 is a little lacking this week. My creative focus has been elsewhere... As I struggled to come up with... Continue Reading →
It's so dry the trees are bribing the dogs. - Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies We haven't seen any real rain in Denver since mid-May, and boy does it show. Everything is absolutely parched. Here is a before/after comparison of my dust covered shoes from my walk along the (completely dry) Highline Canal this morning. Needless... Continue Reading →
And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust. - T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land Hot, dry, and the sprinklers were broken for a week. Welcome to my... Continue Reading →
Elizabeth: Good night, John Boy. John-Boy: Good night, Elizabeth. Good night, Daddy. John: Good night, Son. Good night, Mary Ellen. Mary Ellen: Good night, Daddy. Good night, Mama. Olivia: Good night, Mary Ellen. Good night, Jim Bob. Jim Bob: Good night, Mama. Good night, Erin. Erin: Good night, Jim Bob. Good night, Ben. Ben: Good... Continue Reading →
Today is a multiple cups of espresso kind of day. After a marathon day yesterday photographing my niece's wedding, I needed several shots of this deliciously rich elixir to keep me going today. A special thanks to my daughter who provided the cute little elephant espresso cup as a gift from her recent travels to... Continue Reading →
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." Meaghan & Andrew June 9, 2018 I had the honor of photographing my niece's wedding today. A true labor of love, and a gift I was happy to provide them. All the best to this sweet young couple!
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don't much care where -" said Alice. "Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat. "- so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice... Continue Reading →
Here are sweet peas, on tiptoe for a flight; With wings of gentle flush o'er delicate white, And taper fingers catching at all things, To bind them all about with tiny rings. - John Keats
Art is everywhere. Everywhere is art. Our main sprinkler line burst today, flooding the crawl space. A few days ago, a toilet supply line ruptured inside the house flooding the bathroom and seeping into the basement ceiling. Fun times. #homeownership #reallife
2018 Denver Chalk Art Festival The annual chalk art festival is one of my favorite summer events in Denver. The event features more than 200 professional and amateur artists, who spend hours on their hand and knees transforming the streets of Denver into a colorful art museum. The talent and creativity of these artists is... 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.
I will have me a symphony of coloring. I will enmesh me in the noon sun's gold and wind about me the moonlight's silver sheen. I will dream in a gown made of the haze of a summer evening twilight, and I will have robe on robe of the sky's deep blue, and I will... Continue Reading →
Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love. - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand 3 hours of sleep + Full day ahead = Hello, my sweet little espresso machine.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white. The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. - Louis Armstrong
Lovers forever face to face My city your mountains Stay with me stay I need you to love me I need you today Give to me your leather Take from me my lace. - Leather & Lace, Stevie Nicks & Don Henley So it was 8:30 this evening before I realized I hadn't taken a... Continue Reading →
“You see a lot of UFOs with closed eyes and opened mind.” - Toba Beta Close encounters, of the chandelier kind.
"The mere fact that you get a lot of seeds in a packet doesn't mean you have to plant all of them." - Henry Mitchell Hmmmmm, perhaps I was a bit overzealous in spreading an entire package of wildflower seeds onto a remote corner of my yard... The area where I planted the seeds is about... Continue Reading →
Then we had the irises, rising beautiful and cool on their tall stalks, like blown glass, like pastel water momentarily frozen in a splash. - Margaret Atwood
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. - Michael Pollan I'm trying my hand at growing lettuce this season. I bought a bowl of pre potted mixed greens at the nursery, and placed it outside on my back porch. Hasn't died yet. So far so good.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. - Margaret Atwood We don't have much room in our shady, urban lot to grow a big garden, but I'm happy making do with pots of flowers and edibles placed strategically about our space. This year I'm forgoing vegetables in favor... Continue Reading →
I would walk 500 miles And I would walk 500 more Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles To fall down at your door. - The Proclaimers I'm an active person that likes to walk, run, hike, cycle. You name it, I'm game, and I'm definitely happiest when my pedometer reads at... Continue Reading →
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty. - Georgia O'Keefe
The warmly cool, clear, ringing, perfumed, overflowing, redundant days, were as crystal goblets of Persian sherbet, heaped up—flaked up, with rose-water snow. - Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Tis the land where the columbines grow, Overlooking the plains far below, While the cool summer breeze in the evergreen trees Softly sings where the columbines grow. - A.J. Finn