Monday, June 27, 2011


Quite by accident I discover how satisfying it can be to take photographs in the fog.

Visits to Cape Cod usually include lots of sunshine, blazing hot sand, and dips in the icy cold Atlantic ocean. 

This past weekend was overcast, but my husband and I both agreed that it couldn’t have turned out better.

We spent so much time visiting sites we never would have taken the time to explore if it was beach weather. 

One of our stops was at the Highland lighthouse in Truro, Mass.  Granted, the fog certainly prohibited a spectacular viewing from the deck of the lighthouse, but it was beautiful just the same.

  And now I look forward to another opportunity to take photographs on a foggy day.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


The  Sagamore Bridge and The Bourne Bridge connect Cape Cod with the U.S. Mainland.  These two bridges are the thresholds to the Cape.

Crossing over the bridge for the first time each June is the threshold to summer on Cape Cape.
For me, the fog is symbolic of the unknown, which often waits on the other side of life’s  thresholds.......

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The fortune in my cookie…..

Last night my husband and I had dinner at a Schezuan restaurant.
  The fortune in my cookie said - - - “Never judge a work of art by its defects.”
I made a comment about my fortune, put in in my pocket and took it home.  The fortune is now sitting on my lap top and I am glancing at it as I write.
The first thing I do when I look at something I’ve created, painted or photographed is to look for the defects.  - -  - Yet when I look at someone else’s art, the first thing I do is appreciate it and admire the creativity involved.    If only we could view ourselves as gently as we do others.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Got the blues…

No blues today, just a rainy dreary and chilly weekend.
Maybe that is why I am drawn to these pictures today.

Blue wall

Blue Door

Blue hydrangeas

and a Blue stained glass church window

Thursday, June 9, 2011

From a Flower's Point of View

The most recent Exploring with a Camera series with The Kat Eye View - From a Flower’s Point of View.                 

Yay !!!  I’ve been hoping that flowers would soon be the subject of Kat's Exploring Series because I just love taking photos of them. 

This is one of my favorite flower photos.  The flower was part of bouquet from a dear friend.  After a few days, it was hanging over the edge of the vase – but still had its own beauty.

I just love this tulip photo.  It reminds me of a sizzling red hot lipstick.

 “Underside” of a clematis looking up to the sky

Clematis resting on the deck railing before opening

The yellow orchids remind me of exotic looking insects.

Bleeding Hearts just hanging around

Love the deep purple color of this lilac

This photo was taken in a local garden center.  I like the blurred colors in the background.

It’s fun to see what colorful flowers will look like in black and white

A white peony soaking up the sun
Spring lilies
Pollination in process
and finally . .
can’t  imagine a Memorial Day without red geraniums

Monday, June 6, 2011


Recently I have been using Photoscape – a Free Photo Editing Software.  Here is a before and after sample of a photo edited with Photoscape.

I didn’t like all of the price tags on the pots, and I didn’t want to erase them, so I played with the colors and this is what I came up with - I like the results.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


In New England our lives are lived around the seasons.  Just like our weather, the flowers have their seasons. In honor of the "season of the iris" here are two more irises - one in my best friends garden and one in my garden. 

Friday, June 3, 2011


The irises are absolutely beautiful right now.  The American Iris Society has some good tips on planting and growing irises.

Definition of form

Exploring with a Camera -

Form: the shape and structure of an object
Form: an element of art. At its most basic, a form is three-dimensional geometrical figure (i.i.: sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, etc.), as opposed to a shape, which is two-dimensional, or flat.

The city seems to be the perfect spot to capture photographic examples of form at its most basic geometric figures.