They come runnin' just as fast as they can 'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man. - ZZ Top I took a little break from pretty flower pictures today to photograph something a bit more masculine. ICON Suits is a custom mens' clothier here in Denver, specializing in handmade suits and dress shirts. My... Continue Reading →
It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in them. - L.M. Montgomery The past few days I've been playing around with layering photos, colors and textures in the digital darkroom to create a type of art that lies somewhere between photography and painting. I must... Continue Reading →
Your mind is a garden, Your thoughts are the seeds. You can choose to grow flowers, Or choose to grow weeds.
In the spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. - Mark Twain So far this week: Sunny and 70's Rain Snow Sunny and 50's Sleet Thundersnow (it’s a thing…) Snow Sunny and 60's Rain Graupel (it’s a thing too…) Snow It must be spring!
Flowers really do intoxicate me. ~Vita Sackville-West Can't get enough of these tulips... especially in black & white.
Winter is not going down without a fight. Yesterday it was 'summer in light and winter in the shade'. Today we woke up to winter everywhere... and despite my giddy anticipation of spring, I cannot help but be held breathless by its beauty.
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” - Charles Dickens
A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. - Marianne Willamson
She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.” - A.A. Milne Well it's only March 22nd... and this is Colorado... so, no, winter probably isn't really dead. But today's sunny skies & 70 degree weather sure made it fun to pretend!
"March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice." - Hal Borland The weather has been a bit mischievous lately - snowy one day, warm & sunny the next. It's the annual tug-of-war between winter and spring. Spring always wins.... the question is, when?... Continue Reading →
Whiskey and ice and everything nice. Capping off a perfect spring skiing day with a little Irish whiskey.... Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
When Irish eyes are smiling Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing When Irish hearts are happy All the world seems bright and gay And when Irish eyes are smiling Sure, they steal your heart away.
Nana always said the rain was Nature's way of adding sparkle to the outdoors. -Evangeline Duran Fuentes
May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go. - Irish Blessing
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of a flower. - Rabindranath Tagore My Christmas cactus blooms twice a year... neither of which is at Christmastime. Instead, she chooses to bloom in the spring and fall, and that is just fine with me. I get to enjoy her beauty twice a year... Continue Reading →
Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander Hamilton. And there’s a million things I haven’t done, But just you wait, just you wait. So fortunate to have caught a performance today of the national tour as it passes through Denver this month. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!
A rose is a rose... except when it isn’t... Well it turns out I only took one photo today, and this is it. When I showed the picture to my husband tonight he said ‘What is it? Oh... it’s a rose.’ Except it isn’t. It’s a crocus. Can I consider that a compliment on my... Continue Reading →
“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.” ― Sylvia Plath After the frustrations of yesterday, when I felt as if my creativity was being stifled by others demands on me, I decided to take a little break today. So, I turned off my phone, stopped answering emails & instead gave myself... Continue Reading →
An accountant turned photographer? That doesn't compute. Hello, my name is Beth, and I'm a recovering C.P.A. It's true. For 20+ years of my life I worked as an accountant. First with one of the big national accounting firms, and later as a self-employed bookkeeper for private businesses. I was good at what I did,... Continue Reading →
Let the sun do its work. Let your eyes feast on the beauty... - Carin Lavery Welcome to one of the most coveted locations in our home: the threshold between our house and the back porch. I realize this is a rather unconventional place to be considered a 'favorite spot', after all we certainly have... Continue Reading →
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. - Mark Twain It’s been one of those Mondays. And while any Monday can be rough, it seems that a Monday following a vacation tends to be particularly rough, and today was one of those after-vacation-kind-of-Mondays. Anxious to wind down after a long... Continue Reading →
It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya? It pours, man, it pours. - Albert Hammond
So far this year, my barking has saved Mom and Dad from being attacked by 40 mailman, 16 UPS drivers, 3 Girl Scouts, 28 cats and 1 sketchy looking plastic bag on the road... yet they remain ungrateful. #EdgarTheGuardDog
Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life... a mirror of one's own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful. Baby it's cold outside... and I've got a nasty cold inside. It's been a rough week for me in the health department. I've been battling a really nasty virus that my doctor likened to... Continue Reading →
“If a doctor treats your cold, it will go away in fourteen days. If you leave it alone, it will go away in two weeks." - Gloria Silverstein Being sick is the pits. 😦
Take off the mask. Your face is beautiful. Struggling for inspiration today, I stumbled upon the Capture Your 365 blog, which is 'a community for ideas, support and inspiration for your everyday photography.' Intrigued, I clicked on the February Photo Challenge link and discovered that today's photo prompt was: taking off. Of course the first ideas... Continue Reading →
“...to pick up an old-fashioned newspaper, ink barely dry, staining my fingers in that beautiful hue of grey that is messy and decadent at the same time.” - R.B. O'Brien
A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well. - Henny Youngman Feeling a little rough around the edges today. Time for some homemade chicken soup.
Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. - John Muir Wind sculpted snow as viewed from the Symphony chair lift at Whistler Mountain.
Always remember, your bones will not break in a bobsled. No, no, no. They shatter. - Cool Runnings Go bobsledding down the world’s fastest bobsled track? Oh yes we did! Clocked in at 125 kph / 77 mph. Zoom Zoom. #whistlerslidingcenter