Snow Day (again)

February 16, 2010


oakville, indiana

another day off from school due to blowing and drifting snow. what a snowy winter it’s turning out to be!

 i see this building every day when i come out my door and i never tire of looking at it. no one lives in it and it’s actually filled with old pianos and things piano related. the more imperfect things are, the more i’m drawn to them. i like it when things stand out;  it makes me want to get to know more about it, study it.

this interest in the imperfect applies to people as well as objects. i like trying to figure what makes a person tick. it’s also been very helpful to me in my work with the disabled. it’s very rewarding for me to be able to help someone learn to overcome the stigma a disabled person sometimes has to deal with and especially to be able to convey to them that i accept and  admire them for who they are instead of what they’re not.

i believe that a kind and compassionate approach always produces a positive result. 

peace,

julayne

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Winter Thoughts

January 17, 2010


oakville, indiana

winter gives me a time to rest and reflect.

foggy and warm here on the prairie.  this weather seems a bit unusual to me for this time of year. the fog came in early saturday morning and hasn’t lifted yet. something else a bit unusual for me is that i’m not out there roaming around in the fog. does this mean i’m getting old? i hope not.

i did get out a few weeks ago during our first arctic blast. it was cloudy with glittery blowing snow that morning. i took some photos i liked of an old stone bridge. 

i’ve been reading no impact man’s book. i was such a fan of his blog! it’s a great read as far as ‘annualism’s’ go. there is also a doc that should be released to dvd soon. i can’t wait to see it!

i hope everyone is warm and happy and enjoying their winter.

peace,

julayne

2009 Retrieved +

December 28, 2009


cowan, indiana

happy snowy morning!

it’s been fun for me to go through the photographs i’ve taken in the last year, it’s really encouraged me to keep working on the blog. i took this  photo last winter during a snowstorm. it’s of a church window in the little town of cowan. cowan is about 1 1/2 miles north of oakville. i went to school there (1980) and now my daughter sierra will graduate in 2011. where does the time go?

we were living right outside the beltway in wash. d.c. when i decided to move the kids and myself back to indiana. that was 10 years ago. i had a hard time feeling comfortable in an urban environment. it’s one those things that make up our being that cannot be changed. my kids were just starting school and it was hard for me to send them out into that everyday.

looking back now, i think i made a good decision. the kids are good and so am i.

peace,

julayne

ps cold, snow, and a strong west wind here on the prairie.

Red Brick

November 21, 2009


oakville, indiana

another bergman moment for me. too bad i didn’t think to  take it in b&w :(.

more harvest pictures coming soon…..

 

Barnwood 10

March 27, 2009


prairie township, henry county, indiana

prairie township, henry county, indiana

i’ve finally reached the last of the ‘barnwood’ photos. this is the backside of the barn. i love the golden late winter light; it’s very different from the pinkish light that i caught in my mid-winter photos. welcome springtime!

peace!

julayne

Barnwood 9

March 26, 2009


prairie township, henry county, indiana

prairie township, henry county, indiana

Barnwood 8

March 25, 2009


prairie township, henry county, indiana

prairie township, henry county, indiana