When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, The moon laughs and whispers 'Tis near Halloween'
Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it. I love the flexibility of mail-in ballots! Not only can I choose where and how I vote, once my ballot is in the door-to-door visitors and phone calls cease! Amen for small miracles.
Little deeds are like seeds. They grow into flowers, or grow into weeds. My project for the day was doing some fall yard clean up. By the look of my pants, I also did a little accidental spreading of seeds today. I'm really hoping this 'little deed' of mine grows into flowers next spring, and... Continue Reading →
As naturally as the oak bears an acorn and the vine a gourd, man bears a poem, either spoken or done. - Henry David Thoreau
Autumn Blaze We came home from our trip to leaves piled a foot thick on our back patio. Autumn is here to stay.
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 →
Autumn Blaze. You know that wonderful thing that happens when you blur your eyes and look at Christmas lights? Well, the same thing happens when you look at fall leaves. Pure magic.
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"
The softened light, the veiling haze, The calm repose of autumn days. ~Phebe A. Holder (grass frond silhouette created using wax paper and a single light source)
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
Fitness is not about being better than someone else, It's about being better than you used to be. Just completed another Peleton Cycling Power Zone Challenge... 8 Weeks 303 Miles 10,693 Calories Results? A 13% increase in my Functional Threshold Power (FTP). Overall, my FTP (measure of fitness) is up 41% since April. Man,... Continue Reading →
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.
There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them. -Jo Walton
All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work. -Steve Martin September has been a busy month for my photography business (no complaints!), so I've been spending more time focused on that aspect of my creativity vs. the Project 365... sorry guys! As proof that I'm not slacking behind the... Continue Reading →
She had expressed herself, as women will, in a smug broadside of pastel shades. -Mervyn Peake So I rarely 'cop out' and post an image from my photography business for my Project 365, but I've made exception today for two reasons: #1 This young woman is such a cutie that I couldn't resist sharing an... Continue Reading →
And the sun took a step back, The leaves lulled themselves to sleep, And Autumn has awakened. -Raquel Franco
“Energy and motion made visible – memories arrested in space” ― Jackson Pollock [glass block abstract]
September morn We danced until the night Became a brand new day Two lovers playing scenes From some romantic play September morning Still can make me feel that way. -Neil Diamond
“It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago - she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.” -Mark Twain It had been 23 years since I'd last... Continue Reading →
Every child is an artist. The trick is to remain an artist once we grow up. -Pablo Picasso [composite image of a water glass and painted wall]
If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur. Another post from my professional work - this time from a large corporate headshot session I did today. Just say no to selfies. Professional headshots really do make a difference!
Being classy is my teenage rebellion. I haven't posted many images on this blog from my professional work, but this one deserved a chance in the spotlight. Meet Khaili, Class of 2019.
BATTLE OF THE SUNFLOWERS (Part 2) Squirrels: 2 Birds: 0 (...and, yes, I'm pretty sure that squirrel is flipping me off.)
Zoom. Zoom. Had a little fun with a with a high school senior and his dad's little sports coupe today 😉
Buddha was asked: “What have you gained from Meditation?” He replied: “Nothing. However, let me tell you what I lost : Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old Age and Death.”