Most of us in the United States are in a state of anger and disbelief. I won’t desecrate this blog space like the insurrectionists desecrated the US Capitol and our country. I will however share the beauty of the snow that fell the day after, snow that helped to soothe our spirits to a small degree.
It wasn’t much, but it was a heavy, wet snow that clung to the leaves and branches.
We took a walk and felt the snowflakes on our faces, and the fresh, cold air gave us energy and gave us hope.
The next morning, I was outside in my PJs trying to capture the early sun on ice.
Even an error in camera settings somehow was a good thing.
I hung my new RBG Ornament in a tree and reflected on her words and the work we need to do.
We are worried. We are angry. We are frightened. We are appalled.
But somehow we must find the energy to keep on fighting, keep on persisting, and keep on resisting hatred.
I’m unsure if this is an airport runway cover or an antique insulator but my friend Wilson collects them, and I think they make for lovely art as well as photo subjects.
Today is the day: I look forward to taking a visit around WordPress today!
My contribution to Monochromia this week
While photographing a political event, I was distracted by the light coming in through the window and the shadows it created.
** Note! I scheduled this post a week ago, and completely forgot. After a week of hype and build up, I happily woke up to snow! Photos later 🙂 **
It was such a pleasure to have a little time at home, to get the house in order, to take care of some business details, and to visit with a few friends. As the day progressed, I couldn’t help but be distracted by the light.
Thanks for your patience as I share the results of playing with the light.
Yes, another photo taken while making campaign calls.
This may just be the first time that I’ve done a portrait of a Tettigoniidae, more commonly called a Katydid or a Bush Cricket 🙂
What can I say? It was all about the bokeh (at least I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s called. Your thoughts, Joe?)
They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets.
Saturday morning, the GOAs are waking, and it’s time for coffee and catch up.
This is one of my favorite mornings of the year.
Coffee – Companionship – Comfort
Decades of Friendship, Warmth and Light
Life. Is. Good.
My dear friend is grandmother to twins, a boy and a girl, and yes, I did capture a few really nice shots. Since I left it to the parents to share them, I thought I’d post these two photos (get it? two … one for each baby … ha!) from inside their very beautiful, almost century old home.
The muted light was awesome, and I just wish I’d had a tripod to improve the outcome.
You see what I saw though, right?
Soon, very soon, I’ll get to those leaves. They’ve been neglected, but at least this year I have an excuse! 🙂
The shadows of the tree on the house caught my eye this morning,
as did the layers of leaves.
It would have been nice to delay my start for home this morning, but since I had a long list of chores to accomplish, I hit the road early.
So glad I did!