Once again, day and night stand in perfect balance. #springequinox
"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
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.
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” - John Muir
Sometimes, flying feels too godlike to be attained by man. Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see. - Charles Lindbergh
Well, I had me a boy, turned him into a man I showed him all the things that he didn't understand Whoa, and then I let him go Now, there's one in California who's been cursing my name 'Cause I found me a better lover in the UK Hey, hey, until I made my getaway... Continue Reading →
You've got my heart on a string. Having fun with digital art again today! The first image below is the original straight-out-of-camera image. I used the curves/levels adjustment in PS to wipe out the background and produce the second image below. After that I proceeded to overlay the image in PS with various watercolor... Continue Reading →
Let me call you sweetheart I'm in love with you Let me hear you whisper That you love me too Keep the love light glowing In your eyes so true Let me call you sweetheart I'm in love with you
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars... -Ed Sheeran Nikon D810, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/640, ISO 640 Photo technique here.
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 →
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. - Georgia O'Keefe
Water adopts to the shape of its vessel, it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea. - Miyamoto Musashi We intended to go see The Shape of Water movie this afternoon, but when we got to our favorite theater we discovered the movie was sold out. Such a bummer! Of course there were... Continue Reading →
The less there is to look at, the more important it is that we look at it closely and carefully. - Kirk Varnedoe, Pictures of Nothing Today was one of those days when creativity felt completely out of reach. Nothing, absolutely nothing, was catching my interest to photograph. Everything just seemed so ordinary. And, truth be... Continue Reading →
“The theater is one of the few places left in the bright and noisy world where we sit in the quiet dark together, to be awake.” ― Sarah Ruhl
Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility. - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” – John Berger Simply playing around with a slow shutter speed tonight. Subject: A tree in my backyard that is still lit up for the holidays. Technical Specs: Nikon D810 / 2.0 sec / f14 / ISO 64.... Continue Reading →