Wednesday, April 30, 2008

my love is like . . .

These roses grow on a trellis outside our bedroom window. Every morning they greet me with a red velvet kiss.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

. . . by any other name

This rose bush grows at the corner of our vegetable garden.

Project Green inspired me to post a daily photo, and I'm hoping to continue the habit. For the next few days I plan to post shots of the beautiful roses growing in our yard, thanks to George's jolly green thumb. I can take no credit, but I can take pictures.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Project Green: Where Anna Wins

The intersection of Carson and Victory.

This seemed like an appropriate shot to close out Anna Carson's Project Green. I enjoyed participating and viewing the impressive efforts of a creative online community. As a newcomer to Anna's projects, I truly appreciate the kind remarks of everyone who stopped by. Thanks so much! See you at Project Whatever Comes Next. :)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Let there be (green) light

Tuesday evening I attended an event at a local Bed & Breakfast. As soon as I entered the dining room, I spotted this lamp in all its glorious greenness, admiring its own reflection in a gold-framed mirror. Thankfully it wasn't too proud to pose for a few portraits. ;)

For more Project Green, visit Anna Carson.

Friday, April 25, 2008

PG: Pas de deux

From the daisy-dotted grass to the mallard's iridescent head, there's a lot of green to love. But my favorite thing about this shot is their orange feet and the way they're marching in perfect step together. Seattle in the spring, 2007.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Green is good for you

Yesterday evening George went out to his garden to harvest some broccoli for dinner. Since it is clearly green, we had to take it's portrait before steaming it.

Oh, and in case you're thinking I'm spoiled to have a husband who grows fresh vegetables, he'd also been simmering a roast in the crock pot all day with homegrown herbs, diced sweet potatoes, and portabella mushrooms. So, yeah. You were right. I'm spoiled. But healthy!

For more Project Green, visit Anna Carson's photo blog.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dancing with Project Green

Yesterday evening I was reading in the den when I realized I was wearing a green skirt, and the comforter across the room was also green, and why not just play with a little green photographic goodness? So I set the camera how I wanted it and asked George to stand on the sofa and click away while I twirled in a circle. Such an obliging man. :)

For more Project Green (or to play along), visit Anna Carson's Photo Blog.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rated PG (Project Green)

Once upon a time . . .
this door was green. In the cracks and crevices of memory, it clings to a bolder past--vibrant days before sun, wind, and the relentless passage of time eroded its glory. Like an intriguing twinkle in an aging eye, traces of color hint at history and make me want to lean in close and whisper, "Tell me a story."

I previously posted this shot in my Croatia album, but it immediately came to mind for Project Green. Taken on an island off the coast of Dubrovnik. March, 2008.

Monday, April 21, 2008

PLT meets Project Green

Project Looking Through is giving way to Project Green, hosted by the talented photographer, Anna Carson. Seemed appropriate then to "look through" the old into the new.
A view of new life through a window in the ruins of St. Michael monastery, founded in 863 in Heidelberg, Germany. September, 2006.

Visit Anna's photo blog to see samples of her gorgeous work and for links to more Project Green participants. And feel free to join in!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

PLT: Radiant Bride

(Warning: Stuart, if you happen to land on this page before May 17, do NOT scroll down and look at the picture. Self-control. It's a fruit of the Spirit, baby. Love, Auntie J-Train)

A couple of weeks ago I did a bridal portrait shoot with my niece. As is often the case, some of the best shots were the ones I took when she "wasn't ready." This one may be my favorite.
I chose this for Project Looking Through because I love the way the back light outlines her figure. The whole scene strikes me as ethereal and fairy-tale-ish. And what bride doesn't want to be a princess in her own fairy tale? :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Project Looking Through: Liquid Sunset

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I'll have a PLT on French bread, please

This morning Project Looking Through became Project Looking Through Old Photo Files. What a lovely visual stroll down Memory Lane! I took this shot in September, 2006 (pre-Nikon D40), using a little Sony 3.2 megapixels Cyber-Shot camera.
Street market in Valbonne, France

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Project Looking Through

Here's my first photo for Project Looking Through. I took this one a month ago in an old stone church on an island off the coast of Croatia.
If you'd like to play along, visit Mark's blog to add your name and blog. Then start posting photographs that somehow embody the theme "looking through." I already had this photo, but I think the idea is to find and photograph new images. It's a great way to encourage observation.

I may mix it up with old and new shots. We'll see. Meanwhile, you should join the fun!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Kroger Art Gallery