Style, part II

Style, part II

I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. Here’s a follow up to a recent exercise (photograph something in your wardrobe that captures your style): I chose to focus on a locket and a ring that I have from my grandma. The ring was her “mother’s ring,” containing the birthstones of my cousins and me. Wearing … Continue reading

What’s on your desk?

What’s on your desk?

I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph what’s in your bag. Since I actually just photographed my bag, I decided to take a look at my desk. I was surprised at how well the items fit together, and the colors work nicely as well. It was a fun lunch … Continue reading

Style

Style

I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph something in your wardrobe that captures your style. In my case, I chose to focus on my scarves. The benefits of being a professor’s wife? I get to participate in fun activities that my husband does with his students, with no papers or … Continue reading

Signs of life

Signs of life

I was inspired by some sights, both in my kitchen and in my yard. Here in New England, spring comes slowly (often called “mud season”), so we have to take advantage of sunny days and bits of color as they come.

Stopping by the roadside at sunset

Stopping by the roadside at sunset

The drive between my work and my home is quite beautiful, full of rolling hills, a few charming horse farms, grand New England homes…and now that it’s getting lighter later, thrilling sunsets. I couldn’t help myself, even as I knew the photo wouldn’t do it justice. But still, I reasoned, the act of capturing such a … Continue reading

Breezes

Breezes

There is this rather ordinary window, with a gauzy white curtain that billows. The window pane, painted white decades ago, overlooks a street corner; the brick walls of the gas station poke into view and remind me of my hometown. Occasionally a sedan drives by, an older man on his way for a lotto ticket, … Continue reading

2015 in review

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

Books

Books

I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph the books you are reading.  We’re currently in the habit of doing Compline (a lovely before bed prayer service from the Book of Common Prayer) with the kids each night. Here’s what we use for that:

Triumph

Triumph

Day 20 of Photo101: Triumph (and Contrast). I managed to wake up early one morning and catch the sunlight beginning to filter in on my houseplants. I saw them in a light I don’t usually see, my reward for getting out of bed early!

Collection

Collection

I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph something you collect. I usually come back from a walk on the beach (whether here in MA, or on trips south to Florida) with some little treasure…after a few years, those treasures add up! I have these three glass bowls … Continue reading