“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” ~ Edwin Way Teale I’m extending the oh-so-brief lilac season by photographing the flowers as they form and I’m finding them just as beautiful in the pre-blooming period as they will be later. A heightened appreciation for the simple beauty everywhere is […]
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou There’s a feature on Facebook called On This Day that gives you the ability to see what you posted on this day in previous years. It’s fun to look back and remember. Four years ago today I was agonizing–I mean AGONIZING–over […]
A faint smell of lilac filled the air. There was always lilac in this part of town. Where there were grandmothers, there was always lilac. ~ Laura Miller There’s just something about lilacs, isn’t there? I’m watching them closer than ever this year, and taking time to capture their growth in photos. The practice has become […]
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. ~ William Butler Yeats Good Sunday morning. I’m looking forward to spending time at church this morning and afterward, we’ll see where the day gently takes us.
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare April, you’re a chilly and wet one this year. I’m behind on where I’d like to be in the garden because winter held on so long and, more recently, because I dislike working outside in cool weather. Peas and spinach are slowly–oh, so […]
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!” ~ Ted Grant I’m drawn to the beauty there is in the back of flowers. It’s subtler and more interesting than the front which–beautiful as it is–can be loud and ostentatious. Lately, […]
“I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills When all at once I saw a crowd A host of golden daffodils Beside the lake beneath the trees Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” ~ William Wordsworth, I Wander’d Lonely as a Cloud For some reason I find it challenging […]
“The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Or, seen another way, people who have returned to fairyland after having endured a long and arduous journey. That’s what retirement is like. […]