Don’t Forget to Look Up

December 4, 2010


ceiling mural, new york public library, nyc

greetings!

i know it’s been ages since i’ve posted photos or written here. i could go on about my excuses for not being here but would rather write as to why i’m back. i’ve realized that this month when worlds collide is going into it’s 3rd year. it’s hard for me to believe that i’ve had the blog this long. for me, it’s been a great creative outlet for photography and my desire to write more.  photography comes very easy to me compared to the writing.

 in an attempt to make some positive changes with the blog, i’m going to attempt to write about more personal things that are important to me: simple living and a vegan diet- including inspiration from the world peace diet. also, i would like to broaden my subjects in photography. i may throw in a few comments about books, film, and music too. another change in the blog is that i’ve invited someone to collaborate. richard and i met this past year. i think he’s a very good writer and am looking forward to his contributions.  i think he will have a very positive effect on the blog, just like the positive effect he has had on me.

love is grand.

peace,

julayne

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Cloud Gazing

July 11, 2010


la salle county, illinois

what do you see?

peace,

julayne

Clouds

June 6, 2010


henry county, indiana

hello!

lots of stormy clouds to look at around here lately. it was also hot and muggy too. i’m happy to report that today even though the clouds are still here, it’s much cooler. actually, it’s downright chilly! this is indiana after all.

now that school is out, i’m thinking about summer activities and one of those is a summer reading list. i think i will start with some short works by tolstoy. last summer i read knut hamsun and dostoyevsky and enjoyed them very much. jumping ahead a century and continents, i think anything by jack kerouac is a good summer read. i came across on the road; the original scroll at the library. kerouac typed the original manuscript single spaced and in one long sentence  and taped the ends of the pages together; all rolled up into one awesome, holy scroll. the beats bible.  i’ve read parts of it and i think it would be a great summer read; even better than the originally published version. classic american.

what is on your summer reading list?

peace & books,

julayne


henry county, indiana

winter sunsets are the best, i think. they are especially brilliant when it’s very cold out. i took this one last winter along state road 3 , probably looking toward mt. summit.

thinking back over the last year, i’m really happy over some positive changes i’ve made. one change in particular was very sad but it was a good life lesson that i’ve been working on for a better part of my life- wisdom, finally. it hasn’t dampened my positive spirit, in fact, it has encouraged me to continue to practice:  love, gratefulness, kindness, and compassion in all situations.

i feel blessed.

peace,

julayne

ps warming up a bit, better get errands run before the next snow/ cold wave. i’ll hope for calm winds.


with the onset of winter fast approaching, i’m looking forward to tramping around the countryside in search of worthy subjects to photograph. i love the contrast between this thorny branch and the late afternoon gray sky.

Into Death Bravely

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Winter
throws his great white shield
on the ground,
breaking thin arms of twisting branches,
and then howls
on the north side of the Black Mesa
a deep, throaty laughter.
Because of him
we have to sell our cattle
that rake snow for stubble.
Having lived his whole life
in a few weeks,
slow and pensive he walks away,
dragging his silver-stream shield
down branches
and over the ground,
he keeps walking slowly away
into death
bravely.

peace,

julayne

ps:

dec. 15.   since publishing this,  i learned that my cousin John Pfeiffer passed away unexpectedly sunday. it occurs to me now, that it was he who inspired this post.

Southern View

August 31, 2009


looking toward springport, henry county, indiana

looking toward springport, henry county, indiana

Tassels & Clouds

August 7, 2009


henry county, indiana

henry county, indiana