A quick gratitude stop this evening I decided that earbuds are no longer an option on my walks. For one thing, the last time I put them on I stopped to talk with my neighbor […]
Before I dig into any New Lifestyle, New Me updates, I thought I’d share some thoughts I’ve had on this COVID-19 dilemma, social distancing, and how it’s helping me come up with some new ideas. […]
What do you see?
Sprouts that is.
Actually… I had no idea WHAT this plant was when I decided to use it in my Garden Art. This may be one of the last pieces in that series, too. For now anyway. I started working at two (very small) part time jobs, so when you add that to school, things are starting to get hectic.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
On a beautiful day, as I scout the land… I keep one eye open, my lens in my hand. I look down, I look up, and then what do I see? A beautiful creature… who is prospecting ME!
Little blueberry blossoms, like tiny church bells… shining in their glory.
The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living.Dione Lucas
A new edition to my series Garden Art. These are two little apples in our new tree.
I visited our backyard this morning to see how the garden is growing. I may get my Garden Art series going again. My son has gone “vegetable crazy,” so we have lots of fun and interesting (and edible!) plants out there. This is the broccoli aisle… and the bees just love this area!
The poetry of earth is never dead. On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats After the vibrant colors in last night’s image, I woke up feeling rested and ready to tackle a black & […]
Well, here are my feet in my favorite winter boots, standing in a very small portion of our fairly large yard, which is covered in yellow and brown leaves from the ‘giant’ Ginkgo tree. When […]
It might be overkill, but I have been using the parrot shots to get in practice with more paint effects. I found some cool online tutorials, but they have no talking… just music. It’s fun […]
You can’t put her in a cage and expect her song to be about you. – JM Storm This is the third time I’ve posted an image of our old, vacant birdhouse. The very first […]
Rise up and attack the day with enthusiasm! It’s already 11:45 a.m. here in California, so this quote is a wee bit tardy… but it’s a good one nonetheless. And I had an extended coffee […]
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. – Coco Chanel
I shot this image earlier and was prepared to post a blue leaf version, but I did another overlay and really liked the natural and subtle tones in this one. Maybe because I am very […]
I’m really liking the action around here today! This is the squirrel that chased the parrots away; munching on a loquat. I guess nature is dictating what I’ll be taking photographs of this season! I’ve added some […]
This morning I heard rustling and chirping in the garden and saw a little white bird hopping from flower to flower. I must have a thing for wings because as soon I saw the wing […]
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. Ann Landers
If the grass is greener on the other side, the water bill is probably higher. Sometimes the grass appears greener on the other side because it has been fertilized with bulls*%#. I liked the top […]
We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry. E. B. White