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Inspiration Spring

Inspiration Spring

It seemed like this winter would never end. While the dustings of snow where lovely, the return of spring was a very welcome sight. On a teasingly warm day, I spotted these lovelies on the way to the glass studio: And made a new Threads vase in their honor: Then the little cherry tree in our … Continue reading

Gnome Village

Gnome Village

We’ve had a lot of rain just lately. And now we have a lot of mushrooms. I imagine all the gnomes are coming out to play.  

hello summer

hello summer

walk softly. look closely. look for the soft glow at night. weed the garden. watch it grow. savor the rain. watch the colors evolve… …and bloom. peek in on the straw flowers when you first wake up. check back at lunchtime. ride to the farmer’s market. find a shady canopy. breathe.

winter color

winter color

Shades of gray, brown and deep blue have dominated much of the winter landscape. This morning a fine coating of ice covered much of the lake–creating a patchwork of pattern that reflected blazing winter sun. This afternoon, a stroll through the Conifer Collection at the National Arboretum provided a delightful–and colorful–break from winter’s usual palette.

blue moon

blue moon

On Friday we saw the second full moon of the month–a “blue moon.” Well, it wasn’t actually blue, but it was bright. So bright that I apparently didn’t need to keep the aperture open for an indefinite period of time to capture a photo on film. The result with a long lens wasn’t the detail … Continue reading

mini Diana in black and white

mini Diana in black and white

I knew the mini Diana was fun to experiment with in color, but I didn’t realize how well it would do in black and white. That’s the only film I could find in the bag before a recent outing to the National Arboretum, so I went with it. {disclaimer, the following pics are digital photos … Continue reading