Sweet Serenade

Life is just one grand sweet song, so start the music. Ronald Reagan

Yesterday was an absolutely wonderful day! I took this photograph from the Santa Monica Pier. Sometimes something (or someone) just captures your attention, and this was one of those moments. I saw this musician from the boardwalk and took a long distance shot.

Vivid Dreams

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

I suppose this image and quote could be misleading. I’m not a golfer, nor do I dream of ever being one! These were photos that I took over the past few days. Both were shot from a distance; the golfer at the edge of the lake, and the background is actually the top of a palm tree that was blowing in the wind yesterday.

And midway through writing this post I decided to add one more element to the golfer…

A personalized golf ball!

Shattered Dreams


“And when he finished speakin’ He turned back toward the window. Crushed out his cigarette And faded off to sleep…” -The Gambler, Don Schlitz

Well this was certainly random. 😉

I’m trying to figure out ways to create unique collages. The main image (the casino town) and the cigar sign (taken off the side of a building) were shot in Central City, Colorado- which I visited once while I lived in the area. I love signs painted on brick!

The rainbow was imported from Phoenix. 🙂

Honestly… I don’t love it- but I like that I was able to combine images in a way that they somewhat blend. I think the town got a little distorted along the way… it looks off keel. The cigar sign is actually hiding a row of parked cars, so that worked out well.

I think it would be a fun way to do road trip collages, actually piecing the images together to make a complete scene. We shall see.

Anyway, I guess the end result of this experiment is a message: Gambling doesn’t pay.

Another thing I learned throughout my travels, adventures and experiences. 😉

Blessings!!