I thought about a soft portrait of poppies, but these orangey-red flowers should be seen in full color against a contrasting blue sky. Not an original type of shot, but certainly vivid!
Poppies also remind me of "The Wizard of Oz". Maybe I should have titled this,
"You're out of the woods, You're out of the dark, You're out of the night.
Step into the sun, Step into the light.
Keep straight ahead for the most glorious place
On the Face of the Earth or the sky.
Hold onto your breath, Hold onto your heart, Hold onto your hope.
March up to the gate and bid it open"
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I don't get to shoot sports very often, so I'm not a very good sports photographer, but my daughter's boyfriend play ice hockey in the winter and roller hockey in the summer, so I get a chance now and again. This is so much better with all the natural light; indoor ice hockey is fast moving and dark.
It was a good game, he scored twice.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sorry I haven't been here for awhile. I had some extreme computer malfunctions and haven't been able to download images or work on them at all. Luckily I have a computer savvy son who is working on it.
This was from a day we spent cruising down the river to a restaurant. Lovely just to dock there and eat out on the patio with family and friends.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
My mother loved to sew and was marvelously good at it. She could look at a designer outfit, sketch it and recreate it on her own. Her dream as a girl was to become a dress designer, but war and circumstances prevented that.
While cleaning out her house after she passed away, I found some old wooden thread spools. I don't know how many years it's been since they made wooden spools, but she must have kept them for a long time. Funny the things you decide to keep after a loved one dies. She saved them and so do I.
As a sidenote: I photographed them on an old wooden chest we took from my in-law's home after they passed away.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Going to flower nurseries in spring is an exercise in self-control which I always manage to fail. Just a few of these, maybe try one of these, and those! Well, they are just gorgeous so we'll have to get a few of them!
My husband sort of shakes his head as he pays, but I notice he never tries to talk me out of any of it ;-).
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Day 127-365 "You have to remember to make it all over again every day, the angel said to me. Otherwise it goes all to hell." - Story People
I have to take these spring pics every day. The season is so short and it is my favorite time of year. It makes me happy. And isn't that the reason I took up photography?
I love that special green hue you can only find on tiny new leaves. Add a blue sky with a few clouds..ahh, heaven!