Saturday, October 26, 2013

Water Lily in Autumn

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Reynolda Gardens at Wake Forest University

The Water Lily Garden is one of my favorites at Reynolda Gardens

The name of this rose is Walking on Sunshine.

This is Love and Peace. 
Right before my eyes, the bottom three petals released and fell to the ground.

This beauty was starting to encroach onto the pathway and seemed to nearly jump out in front of me.

It's no wonder to me that Monet did a Water Lily series, which included over 250 oil paintings.

The statue in front of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. I have taken many, many photos of this seemingly strong lady. Though the statue has remained unchanged, each photo seems completely different and with it's own personality. 

This guy came as a surprise! High up in a tree, this was my first time noticing him.

The fountain at the boathouse on Lake Katharine. The Gardens are filled with fountains, most with lion heads as the spout. This one, long unused, was broken at the nose, with a trail of water damaged concrete running below. 

Close up of the fountain at Lake Katharine 

The fountain at the boathouse on Lake Katharine.

This guy, a dragonfly? Chilling out on a blade of grass.

To put into perspective how small the butterfly was, the little flowers behind him are about as big as your thumbnail. 

Water Lilies touch my heart. They have different meanings in different cultures, but universally they are know to represent life and love, enlightenment and rebirth.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Custom Order for Carol

Pergola has been re-cropped for a 24"x36" print.
Pergola 24x36

Pergola 24X36 II
Pergola III
Pergola is available here.  Custom sizes welcome.  

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Eighteenth Century Keyhole Case-Mate for iPhone by Jessica St Lewis

Case-Mate iPhone 5 Barely There Universal Case

Protect your iPhone 5 with a customizable Barely There Case-Mate brand case from Jessica St Lewis.   This form-fitting case covers the back and corners of your iPhone 5 with an impact resistant, flexible plastic shell, while still providing access to all ports and buttons. Designed for the iPhone 5, this sleek and lightweight case is the perfect way to show off your custom style.

Durable & lightweight hard plastic case.
Designed for the Apple iPhone 5 (AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint models).
Printed in the USA.

Eighteenth Century Keyhole
Eighteenth Century Keyhole by soulenergy

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Day 37: Cat in the Hat

He was good with this for, oh... about two minutes.

Day 36: Sunny and Warm

Sunny and warm!
Older brought her homework outside, younger explored the woods for a bit.

And of course, some backyard birdwatching

Monday, February 4, 2013

Day 33, 34, 35: Cold, Daughter, Bird

Day 33: 
Signed up for Transformation Nation Triad.  Stood in the cold for an hour and ten minutes.  Couldn't feel my toes.  The result, after sixteen weeks, should be well worth the near frostbite.

Day 34:
Younger Daughter

Day 35:
I think I've said this already... 
for me, this year is the
Year of the Bird.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Project 365: Day 32, Rocky Branch

Rocky Branch:
Six different shots, all taken from the same spot.
Each manipulated in a different way. 






Little bit of color adjustment

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Project 365: Day 31, Impending Storm

These photos were taken yesterday, 
as the impending storm made it's way towards us in North Carolina.  

The storm wreaked havoc across the Southeast.  Tornados in Georgia, flooding in our NC mountains.  Here in the Piedmont Triad we had lots of rain and very heavy winds.   We had a tornado watch (which means that conditions are right for a tornado, but one hasn't been spotted).  There were reports of trees down, and that's really what I was most afraid of.  We've got lots of trees in our yard.  But we were, thank God, just fine.  
For us, it was nothing more than water and wind.
These photos were taken about an hour before the rain began.  It was certainly windy... the clouds were racing across the sky and I finally went inside when a small branch was blown out of the tree and landed on the ground beside me.

All of these photos are SOOC.

This is the first day I've skipped my photo a day... I took nearly 70 photos yesterday, so I guess that's okay. I'm still going to count this as Day 31.  :)