Saturday, May 30, 2009

Walking on sunshine

NYC Trip-19

If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point.
~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Riverside Park, New York City

Friday, May 29, 2009

Lives for frisbees

Lives for frisbees
As I write this, he's asleep at my feet. But he played all day and this is one of his very favorite games.
Photo by husband. Processing and SheIsPretty Stock Texture added by me. And love. There's always that.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


NYC Trip-37
I shot this inside a florist shop on Amsterdam Ave. in NYC last weekend. I wasn't going to post it but a comment from someone on my flickr photostream changed my mind.
The texture I used is Gold Amber Swirl Paper by EnchantedGirl stock on Deviant Art.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Esplanade at Riverside Park, NYC

NYC Trip-15

Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront public park on the Upper West Side in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It consists of a narrow four-mile strip of land between the Hudson River and the gently curving Riverside Drive. When the park was first laid out, access to the river was blocked by the right-of-way of the NY Central Railroad West Side Line. Later it was covered over with an esplande line with honey locust trees.
Excerpt, taken from Wikipedia

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mosaic: Random captures from New York City

Mosaic Monday: Random NYC

I just thought this was a fun mosaic. Most of the shots are from a florist we visited in the Upper West Side. I think that's where I was. Cheers!

Monday, May 25, 2009


NYC Trip-29
Fern unfurls at Gotham Gardens, a florist on Amsterdam Ave. in New York City.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Weathervane, NYC
I liked this weathervane I saw in New York today. Taken off Amsterdam around 79th street somewhere. Beautiful day! I've got more photos on the other blog.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pink pink pink

Azalea bloom in the shade
The azalea out front is completely finished blooming, but this one on the west side of the house is still going strong. And the color is a little darker than the other one out front.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The sunshine of my life

You are the sunshine of my life
The weather has been beautiful in Maryland for the past several days. It's sweet and soft and perfect and I know it won't last, but for now it makes me glad.
Have a beautiful Thursday, all.
Joy St. Claire texture applied.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gentle beast

Gentle beast
A lovely horse is always an experience....
It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.
~Beryl Markham

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
~Winston Churchill

He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Do you remember blowing wishes?


There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter,
the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.

~Elizabeth Lawrence

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I heart Sundays

Lace leaf
It's 2 PM and I realized that I haven't posted on this site for several days. And it's supposed to be "A Picture A Day", isn't it? I am my own taskmaker, aren't I?
This is from a framed print I got at Kohl's. It's a real leaf, I think. I love how lacey it is. I applied a Joy St. Claire texture over it and added a layer mask, brushing off some of the texture from the leaf.
It was raining this morning so I was taking pictures of things I like inside. Hope your Sunday is a pleasant one!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Baby birds

Baby birds in nest

First off, I did NOT take this photo. It was taken by my friend, Tracey. I wanted to post it because it's not too often that one gets to see baby birds in their nest, waiting for their mother to come and feed them.
Great job, Tracey! And she climbed a tree to get this one, mind you.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Little sunshine

Burst of color

Don't judge a book by its cover. This is a little weed. But it sure is pretty, isn't it?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I love seashells

I like seashells
Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither.

~William Wordsworth, Intimations of Immortality

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bright spot in my day

Hello honey

I love tulips. Especially when they are delivered to me at work and they're from my sons. SheIsPrettyStock texture applied.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Naughty bird

Red-winged Blackbird

A red-winged blackbird takes a little break from all its spring shenanigans. I don't know what he was up to, but everyone was all a-twitter.

Joy St. Claire texture overlay.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Goldie looks

Marigold beauty

Loving the marigolds. These are from my files. I took them last May.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Fly

Looks like Jeff Goldblum

Starring Jeff Goldblum.

Photo by my husband.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Holly branch

Holly branch
Taken by my husband after all the rain we've had. I added Super Fun Happy, an action available from Totally Rad Actions. Somebody needs some happy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Next, please

Next, please
Another one from the files. Although it isn't the best quality, it has always made me smile.
I took this last April. I'd come home, parked in the driveway and noticed all these birds in a line along the fence. So I ran inside to get the camera, putting the zoom lens on and was surprised to see they were all still there. It was really windy that day and the walnut tree (it's to the right) was blocking the force.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Looking up

Tome School/Hill School Tour 19
Not a very creative title post, I know. But I'm glad that the person who designed this column was creative. I love these architectural details.
Taken at the old school I visited on the tour a couple of weekends ago. Cheers, all!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Waning lilacs

Lilac blooms waning
They still smelled sweet when I took this photo this weekend. It's a scent that I love.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Almost gone

Almost gone
Spent dandelion on a gently raining morning in May.

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

~Langston Hughes

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sweet rain

Grapevine buds

Raindrops on a grape leaf, taken during a morning walk. Hope your day is a lovely one.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

True colors

Azalea blooms
But I see your true colors
shining through
I see your true colors
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them
show your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow

~Cyndi Lauper

Friday, May 1, 2009

Busy bee

Bee on flower

My husband took this today with the macro lens. I think he did a grand job of it!