I have long considered the creative impulse to be a visit-a thing of grace perhaps. Not commanded, owned, so much as awaited, prepared for. A thing, also, of mystery.
Loreena McKennitt

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

HDR birds - the first week of spring


I used one of my HDR filters 
on birds this week
it was called architectural soft 
the background fades
and the foreground 
is highlighted


we were getting heavy snow 
on the day I took this shot 
I used a landscape filter
to make the trees stand out more
this bottom shot need a click


Thursday, March 17, 2016

tide pool


the sound of water
trickling back to the sea
seabirds bob off shore 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

a sparkly sunset


I didn't do a great job of capturing 
the brightness of this sunset
but you can get the idea of it

the crow is from the photo in the sidebar
my addition to the scene

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

early spring flowers and Easter dresses


 my mom loved flowers
she was a great gardener
and an accomplished seamstress

she was always busy during spring flower season
making Easter dresses for my sisters and me
they were made of soft floral patterns
or pastels 

those dresses stay in my mind-
I still love and use soft floral fabric
for my quilts and artwork