Sunday, August 24, 2014

Our Word View - Tattered

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word tattered  was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

I had high hopes of getting out for a photo adventure.  Unfortunately an unexpected change in my teaching position prevented me from doing so!  After this week I could simply take a self portrait and that would suffice but I chose to look through my photos instead.   As I perused my images I quickly came across several pictures that showed tattered, spent hydrangea blooms.  Even with their earth tones these flowers hold a lovely beauty that catches my eye.





Peace!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Our Word View - Structure

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word structure  was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

At first I wanted to use a picture of a home or building for this weeks post but then I started looking at my photos and realized the word structure could be applied to many of my photos.  I took special pleasure in looking at the  following images of flowers that have gone to seed.  I love how they have maintained their structure and beauty even though their color is gone.  These flowers stand next to beautiful purple blooms yet look just as lovely.





Peace!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Our Word View - Grand

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word grand  was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

Last year at this time we took a trip to visit Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island.  When I read this week's word I immediately thought of that visit and of our upcoming visit this week.  The amount of wealth enjoyed by the families who built their summer homes in Newport back in the early 1900's is unfathomable.  To say these homes are grand is a huge understatement.  Rosecliff has amazing frontage on the ocean that does not overshadow the opulence of the home itself.

The exterior presents like a museum!  The stone work and sculptures on the property are breathtaking.  Really, who has a carved nude in their garden?  Amazing.




The stone columns holding the shade structure are ornate and substantial.  


There is no average water fountain at this property.  Along with a gazing pool overlooking the ocean the front of the property was adorned with this gorgeous water feature.


Again beautiful stone work decorates the exterior walls.  Cherubs carved from stone watch over the property.  


Such beauty amazes me!  

Peace!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Our Word View - Flourish

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word flourish  was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

One of my favorite plantings in my yard is my lace cap hydrangea.  It has flourished in my side garden.  At the time I purchased this plant I also purchased two others hydrangeas.  My lace cap is the best of the bunch.  It adds such wonderful interest to the garden.  This year I purchased a strawberry and cream lace cap and am hoping that it will do as well.









Peace!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Our Word View - Enlighten

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word enlighten  was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

While I have had animals in my life since I was a small child, it was not until three years ago when Flicka came into our lives that she enlightened me to the joys of dog ownership.  I loved my pets as a child but there is something different about being an adult and having the companionship of a dog.  She is such a beautiful part of our family.  I feel blessed to wake up each day and have her be a part of our family.










Peace!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Our Word View - Delight

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word delight was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

When I think of the word 'delight' my mind goes to food.  The thing is... I don't take many 'food' photos.  I much prefer nature, pets and people.  So what image to choose.  R and I take great delight in long walks through new trails in the woods or by the ocean.  He prefers more challenging hikes.  I on the other hand prefer the picturesque walk.  On one of our recent adventures we walked through the woods on a Wildland Trust path off of Long Pond Road.  It took us to a lovely pond.  The water was just right for reflective images.









Peace!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Our Word View - Capture

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word capture was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

I love how some photos really capture the essence of your subject.  These images I took of 'n' capture her spirit.  I can see it in her eyes and in her body language.  Yet one more reason I love photography.





Peace!



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Our Word View - Blossom

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word blossom was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

I have SO many images to choose from for this particular post.  I adore photographing nature.  This year we were able to spend a little time and money on sprucing up our plantings to brighten the colors around the yard.  So needless to say I have both new and older images of the lovely blossoms that I have nurtured and cared for over the years.









My plans changed after lunch today.  As I went outside to light the grill I was greeted by several active moths and the most beautiful golden dragonfly I have ever seen.  The dragonfly lit on the railing of the deck and allowed me to come oh so very close.  As I observed the stunning creature, I spoke out loud saying, " You remind me of Ms. Recke."  As I said the words the dragonfly flapped it's wings.  In that instant I knew that it was her spirit visiting me on this gorgeous day.  I told her how beautiful she was and that I missed her here in this world.  She took flight.  I again spoke aloud and said, "If it is you Maureen land on my hand."  To my astonishment she came back  to me and landed on my hand.  I have never been able to get a dragonfly to land on my hand before.  She stayed with me for several minutes.  I spoke to her and it appeared that she listened to me watching me ever so carefully as she did in life.   When I mentioned how she is an angel watching over us especially her new grandchild her wings quivered.  It was an amazing experience.

How, you might be wondering does this have anything to do with our word this week?  Well when she flew from my hand she spent the next fifteen to twenty minutes posing in the blossoms of my  window boxes.  Maureen was a friend and mentor.  She taught me so much about educating young children and honoring children for who they are and how they grow and learn.  I learned how to listen, really listen to children and parents with a kind and compassionate heart.  She showed my by example how to find humor and joy in teaching.  I think of her often, at home and at school.  I know she is in a better place and at peace but I also know this world is less than what it was and what it could be without her.

Peace!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Our Word View - AWE

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word awe was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

Over the past week I have been enjoying the most awesome little birds visit my yard.  I have always hoped to have hummingbirds enjoy my garden.  In years past I have enjoyed a rare visit by one or two of these amazing creatures.  Well this year I decided I would increase my odds by hanging a feeder.  Almost immediately three lovely hummingbirds have repeatedly visited my bird feeder.  I am totally in awe of these creatures.  I have spent a lot of time on the deck observing them and really getting them used to my presence in order to capture them with my camera.  They do not like the noise my camera makes and they are very fast!  I have only captured a few images.






Peace!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Our Word View - Zany

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word zany was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

When I think of the word zany I immediately think crazy, silly and unexpected.  Well for the 29th anniversary of meeting my husband we woke up at 4:30 this morning in order to watch the sun rise over the ocean.  It was romantic and zany at the same time.  Not something we typically do, but it was lovely.  While I originally thought I would just watch and enjoy the sunrise without my camera (another zany idea)  I ended up bringing my camera in order to capture the moment.








Peace!

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