The new year poses the opportunity to let go, instill new, and soar...Happy New Year, everyone!
December 31, 2010
December 30, 2010
December 16, 2010
November 24, 2010
November 5, 2010
November 3, 2010
October 28, 2010
The pumpkin patch priced all of their pumpkins by the glorious stems, so I rolled with it. I'm going to make a conscious effort to a. "roll with it" more often, and b. write more on my blog. As much as I love the photography aspect, I feel that it is important that I explain a bit of the *lalalalalalalalalalalala* that goes on in my mind when I capture an image and feel like it deserves a spot on my blog. I'm rollin' with it...hope you roll with me!
October 16, 2010
October 14, 2010
Without purchasing a special filter, I have wanted to capture a dreamy sun kissed image, that flares like fireworks. I have also wanted to capture a leaf while it is actually falling. Like, seriously, I have to have a tree that sheds, a breeze and enough light to see it. Oh, and the perfect shutter speed, and focus and click--all at the same time. While patiently waiting for my leaf to drop (yes, I did wait-staring at the tree like a watched pot) I saw the sun through the leaves. I actually caught it! Here is today's shot.
With that shot under my belt, I continued to wait for a breeze and a dead leaf to find each other at the same time. I won't tell you how long I stared, but I will show the shot. Next time, I'd like to have a blue sky background instead of the pines, but, hey, I'll take what I can get these days!
October 12, 2010
October 11, 2010
October 10, 2010
October 9, 2010
I don't know what this machine is, but I loved the colors, and the juxtaposition of the new tire and the beautiful rust.
I posted some more treasures in my Flickr stream (the link on the top right) and I hope you enjoy them.
October 7, 2010
October 5, 2010
October 2, 2010
...hoping it is right around the corner! I am ready for a change.
"Fiery colors begin their yearly conquest of the hills, propelled by the autumn winds. Fall is the artist. "
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
September 29, 2010
This image was borne from a "purple Tuesday" challenge, and it was a challenge. Feeling rather uninspired, I realized that my reading glasses were purple, and, "Hey, I wonder how funny it would be to put the glasses on the 'Big Backyard' magazine?" It made me giggle, and then remember that there are only two more sleepies until I get my photography fall groove on! Whooo-t!
September 22, 2010
Seriously---are they not beautiful? What glorious, drop-me-in-the-water-now-please blue! I think that if you can capture the eyes, you are more than likely to capture the spirit, and in this little one, it is the spirit of kindness, love, and obedience. I wonder what her mother would say about that last adjective? *wink*
Look into those eyes, and I believe a *sigh* is in order!
September 21, 2010
Thank you to Trisha who called me this evening and said, "Run to the dock--there is a beautiful sunset!" She was right, and I must be very obedient! :-)
September 16, 2010
September 15, 2010
September 14, 2010
September 10, 2010
It has been a very strange week, but yet, when isn't a week in my life weird? And, while I am at it, don't you find it amusing that weird does not follow the i-before-e-except-after-c rule?
The linear-ness (is that a word?) of the strong and sturdy focused first fence post gives me peace, even though I know a few fence posts down it gets crooked again...but alas, is this not like life?
*peace* and hff!
September 6, 2010
September 3, 2010
I want to go to McDonald's and think that it is a four star restaurant.
I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle, skid rocks across the mill pond and make a sidewalk with rocks.
I want to roller skate and play ball in the street, play 'Rover Red Rover', 'Hide and Seek' and ride my iron wheel wagon down the hill.
I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.
I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.
I want to return to a time when life was simple. When all I knew were colors, most of my multiplication tables, and a few nursery rhymes. All I knew was to be happy and I was blissfully unaware of all the things that should make me worried or upset.
I want to sleep in a tent in the back yard without worry or fear.
I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe anything is possible.
I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.
I want to live simple again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor's bills, gossip, illness, and the loss of loved ones.
I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, kind words, truth, justice, peace, dreams, imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.
So here is my check book and my car keys, my credit card bills and all my statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.
And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause...
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See Later... Alligator
August 31, 2010
|Photo, me. Texture, Kim Klassen.|
August 26, 2010
August 24, 2010
August 21, 2010
August 12, 2010
It didn't go very well, unfortunately. I am always proud of the girls trying things, and giving it another try...and another try. I read somewhere (probably on the Internet, so of course it is a fact) that a person has to try a taste about 10 times to change a "bleh" to an "umm."
This was "bleh" 2.
8 more times to go!
August 11, 2010
August 9, 2010
Such innocent beauty. Tender love. My child. *sigh*
My daughters share the same love I have for the ocean. One asked me this morning if we could go, but alas, too much work today, so I made a promise to her (and to me) that we would go one day this week. Thursday seems like a good day, but since tomorrow is Tuesday, then Tuesday seems like an even better day!
The reasons I love the beach: The smell. The peace. The sound of the ocean and the seagulls. The cool of the water. The waves--and hopping through them. The feel of the sunlight on my skin. The expanse--it just puts everything in perspective.
August 8, 2010
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
Photo, me. Texture, Kim Klassen.