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

The Ordinary Tree

The Ordinary Tree

The Ordinary Tree 6:25 am and we sit in the chapel bleary eyed with sleep, psalm after psalm and outside the open window with the icons perched precariously is a tree. The leaves warrant not more than a passing glance – just plain old green with a few crab apples, not even good for flinging, … Continue reading

Double & Rotation

Double & Rotation

Day 19 of Photo 101: Double & Rotation. Double can be interpreted in many ways; here are my two kids, each looking at their reflection (and each has a shadow in the background). The photo was actually taken by my husband, but I came across it and realized it was perfect for this theme. Here, … Continue reading

Happiness Is…

Happiness Is…

…finding your name written in the sand. …that moment of glaring beauty. …something unexpected (“my daughter just joined a ukelele band!”). …glimpses of the season. …the fragile things that dare to hope for something more.

Self-Portrait(s)

Self-Portrait(s)

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 exams! Ian is currently teaching a photography course, and I am reading along with his students, and doing some of the exercises. The first series is called “Self-Portraits.” Exercise 1: Take … Continue reading