Teeny-tiny critters

Teeny-tiny critters

There are some really fascinating critters all about, if you take the time to look. And with my macro lens, I can’t help myself! There was much discussion in our household about this little guy: is it an insect? A tiny tadpole? A mutant? I’ve seen a few of these fuzzy ones around, and they … Continue reading

Flowers as art

Flowers as art

Here is a lovely collection of flowers that I have taken the past few weekends, with my awesome macro lens. I love these soft colors and lines: This was a lily in a bunch of flowers that Ian brought home for me, and I thought the colors were reminiscent of a sunset: Chives, buttercups and … Continue reading

Little bits of beauty

Little bits of beauty

For Mother’s Day, I received a surprise from my husband: a macro lens (which allows you to take photos super close up). I love it, and have spent the last few days hunting for little bits of beauty in my own yard and neighborhood. Here is what I discovered: Inch worms are beginning to emerge. Chives! … Continue reading

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