Sunday, September 10, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
I have 4 beautiful hibiscus right now. Two are hardy and two are tropical.
This is my oldest one....I moved it to this house from our former house 7 years ago....so it is older than that. With all the rain, it is thriving this year.
So, deciding one was not enough, I recently bought a companion so it wouldn't be lonely...
Both of these of the hardy variety have blooms at least 8 inches in diameter.
Then I have this tropical.....a variety called Mandarin Orange...
I said, I have 4.... and that is true. The other one is yellow. However, the resident deer decided they liked it more than I could and chewed it down, It is rebounding and I am hopeful for more flowers before the season ends. This is what it looked like before being eaten.....
In addition, here are two gorgeous hibiscus. One is very small and it is a round bloom. The other is huge after 3 years and it is called "Limelight". It has the cone shaped blooms.
Friday, August 11, 2017
This week's photography class challenge was just way too much fun. "Architecture Abstract".
My favorite way to shoot photos is to capture something that might not look like what it really is - or might zero in on a certain point as in "contemplative photography".
This was the photo I chose to enter: It is a stairway, manipulated in photoshop - the original picture is just below this one.
The original of this photo is a barn roof line, which has been mirrored, merged, flipped and rotated. It reminds me of a level of a Frank Lloy Wright House that might be cantilevered out into the landscape.
This one is a stair way again - much the same process as the other stairway. Mirrored, merged, flipped, rotated - all for interest.
The top dome of one of the buildings. Mirror Imaged - it looks different depending on where your focus is.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
I have been playing with some Wet cyanotype sheets......a process I read about on blog by Sue Reno. I had some older various treated sheets and decided to try it out. This is a Jacquard Sheet. It seems to be heavily treated sateen. This is the best of the Jacquard sheets I have gotten thus far.
This was how it started......around 9:00 AM. Fern leaf on slightly misted canvas. Ready to sit outside and bake in the sun.
A little later in the day
24 hours later before washing.
Rinsed and ready to dry.
This is a total 36 hour process
Sunday, July 23, 2017
"Despair...and Hope". This is the journey of a person with depression. One who sits at the bottom of the well unable to get out and one who on better days, does climb that tree to the light. This is the one that will travel.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
The first photo is the one I chose - although rather obvious as to what it is. I loved the pop of color, the reflection - the even circular pattern - there was nothing I didn't like. And I only basically edited this to bring out highlights and clarity.
The ones below are my "also ran" .....but weren't chosen.
Monday, June 5, 2017
The first one is taken from a photo I took of my granddaughter while skyping one day. Most of my sadness involves what is happening to our planet, our society, our rights....especially women's rights....as the drama plays out.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Linking to Nina Marie Sayre's Off the Wall Friday blog".....because I've never done that before.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Of course my first thought was "Bars of Music"!
This is a giant log cabin block - using all music themed fabrics. I called it "Piano Bar"
Friday, January 20, 2017
These are my "also ran"! I almost chose the fence - then the tree. The mossy stepping stone I just liked!