I feel that whenever I stumble upon a photo challenge I owe it to my little blog to join. you see, there is not much else i am good at along these blog lines. It seems like every other blog i visit seems to have so much going on, be it knitting,sewing, children's projects, interesting swaps, not to mention the places i'm truly jealous of! Me, all I have to offer these days is my photography. So when I read about Green Week over on Shining Egg I jumped at the chance. I especially love the one week at a time thing too, because I am not the best at staying focused and although I join lotsofgroups, i have a lot of trouble actually posting in a timely manner. This week should be good, photographing the greenness around me and looking forward to spring, and a lot more green. In honor of Green Week, and because my husband is out of town, I made myself a dinner that he would never eat, it was green and the best dinner I've had in weeks. (Trader Joe's Thai Green Curry simmer sauce with chicken and green beans, over Trader Joe's Coconut lime rice). I had to hold back from finishing it off, just so I could have leftovers for tomorrows lunch. I'm about to throw my head on the green sheets of big cozy bed, with a giant dog on one side and a fat orange cat on the other, have a great weekend, and stop by and investigate the greenness of the week.
Well, i can't say i didn't try. I thought about it all day, i couldn't wait to get home, take the dog out, kick off my shoes, pull on my flannel pj's and pop open the bottle of Cab that's been sitting quietly on the kitchen counter for at least 2 months now. I poured the first glass, gave a sip and savored the dry fruity goodness. half way through my first glass I started to get sad, poured the remainder of the wine down the drain, mixed up a batch of muffins and an hour later found myself on the couch, snuggling with Seamus with a hot cup of cocoa and a muffin. I am sad to admit that i'm not the lush i used to be! I know right now Bridget is reading in disbelief, Maria is shaking her head and my sister (probably joining me with her own goblet) is saying, "say it ain't so". But it's true, I can't drink the beloved wine anymore. And besides the heartburn it gave me after the second sip, it made me so sad. Then again, it could just be that i get sad when my husband is out of town, it could have had nothing to do with the wine. I'm off to bed, thank God i have the dog and cat to share the lonely bed. Tomorrow is planned for old friends and places from my past! Enjoy you Friday night, hope you are indulging for me.
although i'm finding it so hard to get outside and shoot lately, once out there i'm amazed at what still remains from the previous growth season. These used to be a beautiful shade of purpley- blue, but even now, in their near death state, they still obtain a certain beauty about them.
that's all i have for you today, not feeling much about anything. I'm bored with everything this week! My surroundings, especially! Saturday has plans for a bit of a field trip that hopefully will bring happier photos and maybe, just maybe a surprise to bring home. I have to keep myself busy, and the dog too. We both tend to get restless when my husband is out of town. I wish at these times i was the cat, he could care less about any of us, as long as someone shows up to fill his food bowl and rub his belly!
just keeping with the theme this week of posting recovered photos from the last 4 years, it's been bittersweet time travel for me here at the desk, hand picking memories. If I had the time I'd tell a little story about each photo, like how the first was how my sweet Guinness spent most of his last days, sunbathing on the couch, or how the one under that was from a trip to Mowhonk Mountain House in fall, where I took some of the most beautiful images, and how those images were used by Apple to demo their iLife '08 software in every Apple retail store in the US. But time today is short, I'm off to work now, and straight from there to the Dowling Lacrosse Faceoff dinner which kicks off the 2009 Lacrosse season. Busy, busy, busy. Enjoy your Sunday, whatever it is you are doing today. Oh, I've already noticed the daffodils peaking their heads out of ther frozen ground, Spring is just around the corner!
It's a sparkling bright sunny Saturday morning here on the East end of Long Island. With my stomach in knots nervous for my husband and his team on their first game of the season, I am planning on getting out there and shooting something today. But first I wanted to post some more recovered images from my soon to be extinct Blogharbor site, these from the spring of 2006. I was working on my Senior project for the Breaking Through exhibition at the Anthony Giordano Gallery. My project was entitled The Natural Quilt, and incorporated patterns that occur naturally on the planet, mostly macro shots, which were then printed on organic hemp, and hand stitched to become the actual piece, a quilt of photographic patterns. Although these photos may or may not have ended up in the actual piece that hung in the gallery, they were part of the hundreds of collages that came before that I am actually very proud of. This theme still sticks with me in my shooting habit and it will be what I will someday elaborate on to get me into a graduate school.
I've decided it's time to clean up my life and with that, my on line life as well. I am saying good-bye to my Blogharbor photo blog at the end of this month. This was the first place I ever posted my photos publicly, and it was here that I think I started to grow as an artist. But with the start up of this blog and my Flickr page it just seems like the little site that was my good friend way back then seemed to get lost in the sauce, forgotten about for months because it was easier to just post everything here. As i exported all the files from the past years I was shocked at how little my style has changed. Back then I was shooting film, and it's evident, i think. The photos look better, more vibrant, more detailed, more film like. It was like time travel for me, a rushing of memories, some happy and some very sad. I was taken back to places that I visited, some for a few days, some for a few years, and was happy to have these images in front of me again. I will be posting a pic or two of recovered images from this little space, sharing with you photos that speak volumes of where I came from and where I am headed. Some of them I just love!
I joined in on Yellow Week because just the slightest sighting of the bright burst of color makes me smile, and long for the Daffy's that will be blooming before long all around the yard. Why don't you join in as well, I know it will make the corners of your mouth turn towards the sun. I also couldn't be happier to have these two back on a daily basis. Ah, my week is complete.
yesterday, when I left for work,the back yard was still covered with a blanket of old snow, frozen in place by the frigid temperatures of the past couple of day. But this morning when I woke up it was quite a different story. It was as if some magical snow plow came by while we slept and without a sound cleared the soggy grass, and what was left behind were the most amazing reflections in the many puddles that lined the driveway. I couldn't resist snapping away while Seamus ran out his cabin fever in the muddy yard.
and as it melted away it left behind the sweetest little treasures.
I'm off to work now, our Applequarterly meeting, which always leaves me with a new sense of pride for the company that I work for. AND, let's not forget, it's the Rumble till you Crumble cookie contest! I spent the later half of the day putting together another batch of the best Chocolate Chip cookies around. Let's hope I win (I'm actually chomping at the bit to taste what everyone else is bringing).