Thursday, March 31, 2011

photo a day...three fluorescent phases

   new                              waxing                              full

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

photo a day....turnup

you are going to break my heart, aren't you? you, running wild on a busy street, gathered up by my neighbor. i puppy sat you yesterday until he came home. when you left, my heart cried a little. 
you are so sweet. little girl, where is your family? if they are looking for you, why haven't they called?
one thing is for sure, if you stay here, you are already adored.

Monday, March 28, 2011

photo a day...inchworm

god knows
won't you with me
everywhere i go
inchworm, inchworm
i'm telling you true
i love you!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

photo a day...wind wishes

 fill my yard with buttercups 
and wild violets
and those little purple fellas
whose name i never know

give me dandelions
hundreds and hundreds of them
from first bloom
they live happy
and before they leave
they give another gift
a world of wishes

yes! give me dandelions
and let my breath 
send millions of wishes
 dancing on the wind

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

photo a day...pick me

finishing the great studio culling. today was paper. shed about half. at times not easy
when they kept saying pick me, pick me!
these were some of the keepers in the last pile. 
color, pattern and texture make me happy!

Monday, March 21, 2011

photo a day... a little taste

just a small section of a long, luscious necklace i recently completed. off to its new home tomorrow.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

photo a day...logan's run

  erik and i headed out today...on what i considered to be the most perfect weather any day could possibly muster.
made a logan's run. 
fantastic plant (and other fun stuff) wonderland in an old train station.
though it is early spring, they already had a mecca of earthly delights. history tells me that in a couple of weeks, the place will be off the hook busy and overflowing with temptation.

we ate at the seaboard cafe, surrounded by life and green and laughter and happy air.
i had yum delish pistachio chicken salad that i am now going to have to figure out. erik found out that he really likes pickled carrots. 
here is my new little violet. i wanted another one for my worktable but it is never easy for me to choose as they all, without consideration or mercy, call out to me.                                                                            ⇰

⬇this little fellow dined on goat willow. 

 some of the flowers were 
more perennial than most.
some were demure. and some were showoffs.

and some 
just couldn't stop giggling.

it was a good day.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

photo a day...birdie booty

 oh little nuthatch
are you a planner
or a pig
you grabbed the peanut from the feeder
and stashed it in a pine
don't worry, little friend
there's more where that came from
...oh yeah, and that new guy
who just moved in...
the hairy woodpecker
he can't be trusted
so unless you are planning
to have him over for dinner
you might want to chow down soon

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

photo a day...totally into it

stopped for lunch and saw this guy. 
he kept opening his collar and leaning
his head back.
one thing for sure...he was 
totally into it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

photo a day...adorn

headed to ornamentea today. my local-ish bead and art supply store. one thing that i love about the store is that it drenches your senses as you pull up to the lime green building. gorgeous colors, the oh so fanastic adorn sign and it just gets better inside.  
this was some incredible vine that grows over a fence edging their space. i think i took 50 photos of it because it was so fantastic. don't know what it is, but really want to know. so if anyone knows...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

photo a day...deux fleurs

when i was a kid, i used to pick copious bouquets of tee tiny flowers for my mom. i always had to gather white flowers, buttercups and at least a blue or purple flower. i would pinch their tiny stems between my fingers, holding them just perfectly until i could get home. i think of those little masterpieces every single time i see the new little flowers sprout. the last thing i gave my mom was a big bouquet of oriental lilies...huge blooms and bigger fragrance. just wishing for a moment to give her one more teeny bouquet. 

i can't say why but i really don't like tulip trees. since they really give it their all, i thought i should give them their props.  consider them given.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

photo a day...some pipes

views from one of my favorite shops. morgan imports. all the metal work on their boardwalk is made from the old laundry that was in their building before they were...years ago. wish that i could capture the beauty of it...even a palm tree made of old pipes. so clever.

Friday, March 11, 2011

photo a day...knit 1 pearl 1

working on a knitted wire and pearl bracelet. it's going to be fabulous!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

photo a day...crazy beautiful bead

just received these beauties in the mail. little works of art. gonna have to save two of them for me!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

photo a day...out of his tree

i hesitate, maybe wrongly, to share photos of the peeps in my life. 
but today, on a quick run out, i was taking shots of a tree that is coming into bloom when this nutjob literally jumped UP into my shot. 
since he is photo-phobic, he shan't be named but this photo had to be the one. even got permission. wowzers!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

photo a day...daylight daff

the same flower as in yesterday's photo but with the ever so helpful aid of sunlight. figured that while i loved yesterday's blur, this tiny little daffodil that could deserved to be seen for her truest beauty.

Monday, March 7, 2011

photo a day...a perfect blur

i love this photo. 
shows just how bad i am at taking night photos and how much i love how life's colors melt into the most delectable morsels. add to that if these photos are meant to be a moment of my day, then this blur is one moment that encapsulates my entire day.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

photo a day...out of the habitrail

bleeding beauty

shell seekers in the fog. warm mingled with incoming cold. the beach was mystic as the fog rolled towards us. the temperature fell quickly and the fog... poof, disappeared.

perfectly said

after my
mini polar plunge

surfer dudes

 then came 
the beautiful rains of sunday
like crystals on spring

Friday, March 4, 2011

photo a's brush strokes

i know that my mom had something to do with these awesome clouds today. each one was painted on the sky with purpose and love. 
thanks, mom. 
i know you're here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

photo a day...pumpernickel, asiago, sesame...

love me some brueggers bagels. dawn and i took a quick trip over to 9th street and snagged some hot fresh doughy crispy wonderfulness.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

photo a day...boscoe baby

my canine nephew...boscoe and i hung out a bit today while his mom and dad were at the hospital. 
lots of puppy kisses, tail wagging, playing and hugs. he is so, oh soft and cuddly!