Thursday, May 31, 2012

Look Through Any Window

Is there a window in your home that you look through more than any other?

Rear Window

Sometimes while walking down the street I like to look at the windows in the buildings and imagine brilliant things going on inside.
Once while walking down the street in New York City, I looked up at a window... only to see the actor Christopher Walken looking right back at ME!! It was a little unnerving. (Though I'm sure he's a very nice person.)
Most of the time I suppose there are just average every day things going on inside and outside the windows. I actually find that very comforting. Don't you?

As I am the chief cook and bottle washer chez moi, I spend most of my time at the kitchen window and this is what I see.

I have had better views in my life and I have had worse. This is what I have now.

Here's a cheerful old song to sing while you are looking through YOUR window.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Julia Margaret Cameron

"The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."  Julia Margaret Cameron

The Echo

Sometimes on a Lazy Day I pull out one of my favorite little books and flip through the pages.

I Love Stories of Late Bloomers.
Julia Margaret Cameron discovered photography at the age of 48.
When you consider that the year was 1863, this is all that much more impressive.

 This was her first successful photograph. photography schools or manuals. Lots of scary chemicals and techniques.

The Whisper of the Muse

Summer Days

Many many years ago, when my kids were little, I was inspired to take this Julia Margaret Cameron style photo of my own children.

note: all photos other than my own via pinterest

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Carlsbad Flower Fields

In the 1920's, an horticulturist by the name of Luther Gage brought some Ranunculus Seeds from England to Southern California to see if they would grow in the sandy soil next to the Pacific Ocean.
Well, I would have to say that Mr. Gage was successful.
These are the Fabulous Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California.
They are in bloom every year from about mid-March through May.
This type of Ranunculus is called the Tecolote
 after the big-eyed Mexican owls in the area.
You can see the Flower Fields from the highway when you're driving between San Diego and Los Angeles. It is so pretty. It looks like it's Snowing Flowers.
You can stop and pose as a Flower with the Flowers.
 Or the Flowers can pose as Flowers with the Flowers.
This is an aerial view.
 (I was not in an airplane. I took this from the information board at the entrance.)
Thank You Luther Gage!

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