Time is the talk of the day, the oft uttered amazement of how quickly it passes and where it goes when it does. My personal favorite is "teatime", which coincidentally is usually about four o'clock. Today we enjoyed a little Harney & Sons Holiday Tea in our Christmas postcard mugs. Not a bad way to celebrate the day. And I love that there are more teabags in the tin so we can start a happy new year tomorrow, too. Wishing you a new year filled with happy moments, big or small!
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
The early twilight was the most magnificent pink today. We were taking a ride along the shore in Orleans and had to pull over to appreciate it before it dissipated. I could feel the colors envelope me in the cool stillness of the December air and we basked in it's beauty.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
It's Christmas day and the only sign of snow are the ornaments on our tree! After a very busy month we are enjoying a relaxing day, celebrating with family. And playing with my beautiful new Nikon. I am looking forward to more camera time and exploring this beautiful place that we live. I hope that you had a wonderful day as well!
Monday, November 11, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I love happy days! And yesterday was clearly one of those. I had a senior photo shoot with Kiara, whom I've known since she was 3 years old. We met up in Newburyport, along with her mom, Laura, and had fun meandering and exploring this quaint little town in search of new photo ops. While it was very overcast there was no lack of "sun" as Kiara lit up the day with her beautiful smile. Just like her mom! I have sooo many shots to sort through but here is a snippet of some early favorites:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
The Baha'i temple was one of the highlights of our mini tour through Evanston, thanks to our friend, Brian. It's one of only 7 in the world and surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains. The details are so intricate with interesting angles. I was reminded of Il Duomo in Florence.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
I had the best photo shoot today. The Culvers wanted some family shots at her mom's summer rental on the beach next to Craigville in Centerville. Despite the threat of rain and thunderstorms the weather stayed clear so we were able to spend a bit of time together. This was a wonderful location and I had so much fun with them.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
When we were at Heritage Gardens last month I saw Scott playing with the blocks in the kids outdoor space. As I got closer I realized what he was working on. My wonderful husband still knows how to melt my heart. So today I am posting this photo in honor of our anniversary. On our wedding day I couldn't imagine how I could ever be any happier than I was at that moment in my life. What I didn't realize was that feeling was but a tiny drop in puddle. That has now become an ocean. Happy anniversary, honey. Race you to the water.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
One of the first places we visited in Chicago was Cloud Gate, aka "The Bean", in Millennium Park. It's a huge stainless steel sculpture resembling a drop of mercury that you can walk under and around. I took this shoot as we were out of the park; it looked like a giant bubble of Chicago with curious spectators all around.
Monday, August 26, 2013
My first engagement photo shoot! This one was particularly exciting because I happen to know the happy couple quite well: my son Stephen and his fiancee' Anna. While visiting them last week at their new apartment in Chicago I took the opportunity to help celebrate the news and capture them in these photos. It was very impromptu - I found a fun prop for the shoot and while searching to no avail for Roosevelt fountain we came across the flower wall in front of the Art Institute for the setting. A perfect pre-dinner activity!
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Okay, I guess I just love mills! This one in Sandwich uses water to generate the energy to grind corn into flour. During the summer months you can go inside and observe the process and leave with a bag of flour, too. I loved the clarity of the reflection here, and the fact that no one else was around during my walk. I sat for quite awhile on the wall and did some reflecting myself.
I wish that I brought my book!
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Macy's hosted a big event featuring Thierry Mugler's "Angel" fragrance. A number of people arrived from New York including an artist and engraver to decorate the customer's purchase. My favorite were the Etoiles, the star shaped faceted glass bottles. The embellishments were beautiful and I appreciated the tiny details.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I don't know what it is that I love so much about windmills. When I was a kid I also was fascinated by pinwheels and would get dizzy from blowing them and watching them spin. When I got older I mounted one on the handlebars of my first two wheeler and rode as fast as I could down the longest street in our neighborhood. . The idea that wind could create energy was magic to me. So it's no surprise that I love to photograph them as well. This one is in the Heritage gardens, the first place we took our friends Sharon and Steven when they came to visit. I love how the shadow creates the fourth paddle here. Thankfully it was a slow spin kind of day...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I've been teaching a children's art class called "Fun With Paper" in which we've been doing a variety of activities including paper mâche. I thought it was interesting that this was the activity everyone was most excited about yet no one had ever done it or knew what it was. As we crumpled paper to make the base one 8 year old boy, Jack, announced that his was going to be a VW Beetle as he loves vehicles. The next day as we prepared for the 2nd layer of newspaper he announced that it really looked more like a turtle so proceeded to make some legs. On the 3rd day he announced that he liked hamsters better than turtles so that would be his new direction. So on the 4th day we mixed the perfect shade of brown. On the last day, when we would be adding final details, he announced that he wanted to make and outfit for his hamster. Perhaps a sweater? Never mind that it's a 90 degree day! So I pulled out the fabric scraps and llama fleece and he went to town. When he finished the sweater he decided some jewelry might be in order so I found some pearl strands. He then added a flower to disguise the fact that the pearls weren't long enough to fit around her neck. The final addition was a huge pink smile that he drew on her face. It nearly matched the size of his as he admired the end result.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
My sister, Cathy, recently gave us her hammock declaring that she hasn't used it in 20 years so perhaps it would get more use at our house. I tried it out the other day. Why did it take so long to discover this wonderful thing???? And who needs any other furniture?
Friday, July 12, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Yesterday I discovered the Art Museum at Heritage Plantation, a small exhibition space with a few noteworthy pieces. This scrimshaw was the most intricate that I ever seen. I just kept trying to imagine drawing something with this much detail, never mind on a slippery, rounded surface like a whale's tooth. Who thinks of things like that?? That's the reflection of the back of the tooth that you see behind it. Wow.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Oh, how I have waited for this moment - the first burst of blooms on our hydrangeas! Now we KNOW that we live in Cape Cod. Each one is like a present as we had no idea what color to expect. The blues have unfolded in the front and south side of the house, and the whites are beginning on the north side. Plenty to cut and enjoy inside, too!