Sunday, September 21, 2014

{Innovating}

“She was fierce, she was strong, she wasn’t simple. She was crazy and sometimes she barely slept. She always had something to say. She had flaws and that was ok. And when she was down, she got right back up. She was a beast in her own way, but one idea described her best."- r.m.drake

Sunday, September 14, 2014

{Wild Orchid Blooming}

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” ― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934 During most of my work day I have a clear shot of an orchid display of a dozen or more plants. I call it my serenity corner. The orchids have multiple buds and each plant has a different color, tone and pattern on its petals. From what I understand, the orchid is a pretty fussy plant. It requires a delicate balance of sunlight, waterings and pruning. Lots of people come in with sad and droopy orchids that wilted due to improper care. The owners are all pretty upset and desperately want to know how to bring back to bloom this gorgeous plant. Of all the plants that are brought back to the store, the orchid owners are the most distraught. It's an interesting trend. Perhaps the owners are as fussy and delicate like their stunning orchids.

Monday, September 8, 2014

{A Team}

“The water doesn't know how old you are.” ― Dara Torres We're young, We're cool. Ain't no messing around in this pool...fool!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

{Shore Story}

“Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away.” ― Sarah Kay This session contained so many of my favorite themes and things. Set along the beach during the golden hours of sunset. I give you beautiful beach laughs, sun soaked, squinting smiles, sandy toes and whisky windy beach kisses. What can be sweeter than that!

Friday, August 29, 2014

{Stained}

“We are all a people in need. We are not perfect. We are not machines. We make mistakes. We need grace. We need compassion. We need help at times. We need other people. And that’s okay.” ― Jamie Tworkowski I've been in a lot of churches recently and have been drawn to the stained glass windows. The stories it tells, the choice of glass and color fascinate and calm my racing noggin down. Peaceful simplicity.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

{Zap}

“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.” ― Walt Whitman It is hard to believe that mother nature can produce such crazy art. I love the color of this Zinnia and its delicate heart laced center.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

{Spin Me Right Round}

Adventure is worthwhile. Aesop I stared quite awhile at this sight. First trying to meter right for the sun flare and then speed of the "spinner crazy fair I'd never go on ride." It was enjoyable to watch the participants try to master the spin within the spin that was object of this fair ride. After two crazy minutes they popped out of their rust cages with what appeared to be a smeared grin on their faces from what I am assuming was a good time...While this is not my cup of tea it sure was fun watching the entire scenario play out. Fairs are just fabulous places to watch people, animals, society colliding as a whole in a compact radius...winnebago traveling families, 4H culture...etc A bonus of this shot came later when I noticed that I had managed to capture some bokeh along with the sun flare. At first I thought it was blazing light induced blind spots from staring directly into the sun. My kind of fun. As opposed to 2 minute spin rides in a metal bucket giant pinwheel.