Monday, January 31, 2011

daily photo {no. 31}

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, 
within me, an invincible summer."
~ Albert Camus

Friday, January 28, 2011

winter green {no. 28}

Winters in Oregon are cold and wet and lush.  The trees are like giant mythical beings decked out in velvety green suits of the finest moss, their sinewy arms arching overhead as if waiting to pluck unsuspecting hikers off the trail and into some crazy fairy tale...

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 This trail is on my way home from work. One of these days I'm going to take the time to explore it, but today is Friday, and my comfy chair and lap cats were calling. (And those trees kinda gave me the willies!)

daily photo {no.27}

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

daily photo {no. 26}

After a long day, my guilty pleasure is watching
 cheesy makeover shows on HGTV and the Food Network.
What's yours?

Monday, January 24, 2011

daily photo {no. 24}

In the 24 days since I made the resolution to shoot and post a photo a day, I've had a few moments when I doubted I could find something to shoot. I can tell you, that on those days I doubt, I have a very hard time finding a worthy subject. On the other hand, on the days I simply relax and open myself up to the creative force and let things happen, subjects magically appear.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

daily photo {no. 22}

The sun came out today and made the moss glow an unearthly green. 
It made me incredibly happy.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

daily photo {no. 17}

You never know when the opportunity for a photo is going to strike!
(To tell you the truth, it was getting a bit late, and I'd almost given up for the day)

Friday, January 7, 2011

daily photo {no.7}: thematic photographic

daily photo {no. 7}

January afternoons in Oregon are generally dark, cold, and wet.  It's sometimes a challenge for me to remain upbeat in the winter. When I arrive at work in the early morning dark, work all day in a windowless photo studio  and then drive home in the gathering gloom, I often don't see the sun for days.  When I get home I want to turn on every lamp in the house and light a hundred candles in an attempt to banish the darkness...which may or may not improve my mood, but I'm sure it makes the power company very happy.

Every Wednesday evening,  Carmi over at the blog Written Inc. posts a photographic theme, and invites everyone to join in. This week's theme is "wet". Hop on over to Thematic Photographic and check it out!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

daily photo {no. 6}

Another beautiful old weathered door.
Taken this afternoon in Northwest Portland. The weather was dreary and foggy and wet, but this door was a vibrant spot of color in the otherwise drab landscape.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

daily photo {no. 5}: and visions of sugarplums are still dancing in her head...

Yes, my Christmas tree is still up.  
And I'm enjoying my last day off of the holidays...still in my pajamas at 4:30 in the afternoon. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

daily photo {no. 4}

I have a thing for doors and doorknobs. In more than a few places we've lived, the front door has been what sealed the deal for me. It's weird, I know. Doors, old ones in particular, can have such character. They speak volumes about old houses and the people who have inhabited them.  This door is the entrance to our teeny tiny downstairs bathroom. It's made from old growth Douglas fir, and it had been covered with many, many layers of paint until it was lovingly stripped down to it's beautiful clear grain by a friend and his dad who really appreciate the beauty of old wood.

I had originally intended to paint it, but I've since decided I love it's honest, worn quality and all the scars.
I hope I look this good when I'm 101.

Monday, January 3, 2011

daily photo {no. 3}

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Today was full cold sunshine topped off by an amazing blue sky...but down here on the ground, the garden looked pretty bleak.

It's a good thing my mood matched the sky and not the roses!