Two (almost) identical rows of headless sculptures, double but then again not quite…
Do or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda
That is a triumph of sorts, is it not?
Talk about being on the edge of your seats…
For crazy, zany, adventurous, family fun check out the City Museum in St. Louis!
A simple timer to switch on twinkle lights coiled up inside a heavy, green glass jar provides a gentle glow, casting subtle shadows and turns a darkened room into something almost magical. Whenever I sit in this room, quietly reading in my comfy chair, sipping a hot cup of chai and I hear that click, I look up and smile. Its warmth and blush of glimmering light always makes me happy.
One of the things I treasure most about where we live is the view from the picture window in our living room or while standing on our deck. We are fortunate to have some incredible sky shots and with our north by northwest vantage point, we are front and center to the whims of Mother Nature, fickle and ever changing as is her prerogative. Whether the skies are sunny blue or angry gray, I am always in awe of the power and majesty of this world just above us.
The incredible beauty of the Rocky Mountains on a crisp fall day, hiking with my best friend, surrounded by landscape shots at every turn that were both mesmerizing and irresistible – my camera was forever in front of my face! – and the peace, calm and stillness of this amazing place has implanted a powerful urge to return there again and again, to experience ever more of this magnificent natural arena.
I am forever changed by what I encountered there.
SWARM Definition: Move somewhere in large numbers. Synonyms: flock, crowd, throng, surge, stream.
This describes the atmosphere in Hilton Coliseum after Iowa State beat inner state rival Iowa last December in a thrilling display of Cyclone domination! Students rushed the floor and arms swayed to and fro in time with Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.
Victory was indeed sweet and seeing all the fans rushing the floor at the buzzer was a perfect way to seal the deal!
A sunny afternoon, blue skies overheard. Glorious weather. Reconnecting with my son after several months apart, getting to know his new lady love. Enjoying the wildflowers that gently swayed in the breeze. The rush and warmth of a mellow glass of wine feeding the exuberance of running through tall grasses. The sense of calm. Feeling relaxed. Freedom and joy, laughter and delight.
Elements, all, in creating a defining moment, a fond memory, a good time to remember and cherish. These are things that always make me smile.
One of my favorite things to photograph on vacation or anytime I’m somewhere new, whether it’s urban or rural, is architecture. The details, especially, are what grab me and these Galena, Illinois goodies, with their color, style and interest, make me smile.
A little pop of color during the morning commute…