Thursday, June 26, 2014

Photo-A-Day: June 26, 2014 - Photographer's Choice

I glanced out the kitchen window of a friend's house and was, at first, startled by this baby sitting at the base of the tree.  It only took a second to realize it was stone.  I then I saw he's holding a small bird.  It was given to my friend by her aunt and is very precious to her.  The more I looked, the more I saw the absolute magic of him.  I also instinctively knew this was a photograph that had to be in black and white.

Photo-A-Day: June 22, 2014 - Growing

I love the woods.  There is something so magical and peaceful about them.  The woods are my spiritual home.  One cannot help but feel serene when walking down this path.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Photo-A-Day: May 30, 2014 - Side View

It was wonderful sitting out on Jody's patio watching the birds.  I particularly loved these little chestnut-backed chickadees.

Photo-A-Day: May 24, 2014 - Sunrise

There was a time when I was always up before sunrise.  No more.  Except for when I was visiting Jody.  Then I loved being up and outside before the sun.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Photo-A-Day: May 23, 2014 - Black and White

Black and white is not a natural medium for me as I am so based in colors.  However, when I saw this photo, I knew it would be perfect for today's prompt.  Shot on the beach at Admiralty Bay, Washington, I loved all the driftwood.  This section really caught my eye, both for the textures and for the contrast stone within the depression.  Whether someone else deliberately put it there, or it ended up there by nature, I don't know.  Either way, it was perfect.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Photo-A-Day: May 18, 2014 - Something I drew

I love art but don't have a particular talent for it myself.  Still, a friend talked me into taking a one day, watercolor postcard class.  Our end assignment was to paint a portrait of the person sitting across fro us.  I find eyes impossible, so I was lucky she was looking down at her paper to paint me.  In the end, I was actually quite pleased with this.  I don't, however, think I'll take up painting as a profession.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Photo-A-Day: May 15, 2014 - From where I walked

While in Washington, each morning I'd be up around 7 a.m.  I'd quietly go downstairs in my jammies and robe, put on my boots and my friend's wool ruana, grab my cane and my cameras--great pockets in my robe--and head down her driveway to the road.  The entire week I was there, I only saw one car, two times.

I'd walk down the road, to the West, until I hit the path that led me into the woods.