City Lines

dark city sky

City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
—Henry David Thoreau

sunset city sky

I took some additional photographs of the sunset a few nights ago (pictured in Mesmerized) and I liked this one because of all the utility lines. I like how they added interest to the sky… sort of City meets Sunset.

With my new photo editor, I have so many styles and effects to choose from that I’m having a hard time making up my mind on anything! I thought these two versions were a great display of opposites—light and dark, sad and happy, gloomy and bright.

I think the message here is that those lines in the sky are a symbol—or at least they used to be when we actually used wired phones! For me… they send a message… Stay Connected!


I also wanted to say something about my last post – The Quarantine Project. The featured image was actually made from Broccoli leaves. We have a wild, overgrown Broccoli plant in our garden that is so large it reminds me of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. If you look close at the background you can see the outline of some of the leaves. I can’t believe I forgot to mention that! I thought I’d add it to my Garden Art. 🙂

Thank you for reading! Blessings…
—Janet

Mesmerized

sunset

Today is my experimental day.

I finished my WordPress course and started another condensed class: Web Development II. That being said, I’m trying out a little CSS to create a border and padding around my image.

What stinks is that I have no idea if it will work in the reader… I’m guessing that’s a big fat no, but I’m doing it anyway. It works on the blog itself, so that will just have to suffice if need be.

The photograph was taken last week when the sky was full of pinks, oranges and blues. It took a while to find the energy (and patience) to open Photoshop since the laptop gets worse every time I use it. If I didn’t know any better I’d swear that Microsoft installed a virus with one of my updates so I’d go out and buy a new one. They do that you know. Or so I’ve been told.

Anyway, I’ve also been testing out Pixlr X for free online photo editing. After some experimentation in there… I came up with the strange, unidentified flying lights for the sky. Since the colors in the sky seemed so surreal, I wanted to give it a fantasy feel.

Last but not least, I must confess. I stepped on the scale today. Never again will I vow to stop doing that. It only increased my temptation and shot my curiosity level through the roof. Needless to say, nothing has changed… but that’s OK.


Better to rest on plateau than to fall down mountain.
—My Own Proverb


Red Sunset

Red Sky at Night

Heaven’s bursting light,

Curtain of Crimson and Gold,

Darkness lies in wait.


Tonight’s Everything Red is a recycle/redo of a glorious sunset and a Haiku. Photograph was taken with my cellphone, from outside one of my classrooms. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I saw the sky light up in red. It was so beautiful I had a hard time concentrating after that.

Off to slumber now…

Sweet dreams!

Magical Moon

Magical moonlight,

Bidding the sunset adieu,

Lighting up the night.


I’ve been playing with the moon tonight. It’s not what I intended at all. I sat down to create something with a dancer, and somewhere between snacks and a movie… everything changed.

That’s a wild Friday night for you. 😉

Peace & Love!

Art at Sundown

Strokes of golden light,

Brushed against a blushing sky,

Painting silhouettes.

—Janet
Haiku #7

Day’s End

Colors erupting,

Branches waltzing in the wind,

Welcoming the night.

—Janet

Haiku #2
Word of the Day Challenge: Waltzing