March 25, 2010
this is a photo from last winter (09). this approaching storm was very strong and knocked out our power for 16 hours. there i was out in it.
don’t you love the barn roof? it’s practically luminous!
it’s been a quiet week around here with the kids gone. for spring break their dad has taken them with him on a trip to california. ah, to be young again. can you imagine what california must look like to 2 kids from oakville, indiana? my parents liked to travel so i was able to see a lot of the US as a child. then when i was married, i got to travel some more. even as a child, i knew that i could only feel at home in a rural, open setting.
home: a place of personal solitude.
what is your definition of home?
March 17, 2010
i’m happy to report that there isn’t much of that white stuff around here anymore. no sir, it’s gone. not much longer until we can celebrate the arrival of spring. it’s a very exciting time for me.
i thought i would post one more view of the stone bridge. i like the moss on the stones in this photo. it adds an interesting texture.
happy st. patricks day! have a pint of guiness and thank the irish for saving civilization :).
March 11, 2010
what wonderful mild weather we are having here on the prairie! the sunshine and warm wind has done wonders for my mood. it’s also been quite kind to my gas account; the heat hasn’t kicked on for several days now. it was wonderful to fall asleep with the silvery moonlight from the full snow moon pouring through my window.
most of my favorite photographs taken this past winter have been black & white. i’ve been drawn to black & white photos for a long time. recently, i was inspired by a collection of ansel adams photos. another favorite photographer of mine is herni cartier-bresson. oh! as far as black & white in cinema, if you ever get the chance, please see the passion of joan of arc. it’s fabulous. i promise.
with the passing of winter, it’s time to look forward to spring and all of the fun outdoor activites that come with it. along with spring comes color.
i’ll miss you black & white.