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I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph what “Home” is to you.  We bought our house nearly two years ago, and here’s some of what home means to me. From the outside:   On the inside, there are usually flowers on the table and some kind of fruit piled high. … 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

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

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

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

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.

On a Pomegranate

On a Pomegranate

You wouldn’t know the complex trail of seeds within, a whole universe hidden, snug and safe within a waxy sheen of red. You couldn’t tell the days of waiting, the hours of silence, the minutes of longing as each seed burst into life, and then began the painstaking process of becoming a full seed. You … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

I began the afternoon grousing about the snow, the cold, and the general lack of…something different, anything new. Inspired by this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge (Fresh), I hunted through some old photos. What a glorious and unexpected journey through the seasons; now I’m celebrating the way that a little fresh perspective can make a … Continue reading