Saturday, January 31, 2009

thank you

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

water dance

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

make a wish

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

eye spy

So I am in Vegas this week for work, and one thing's for certain: There is no shortage of pictures here! Let's see if anyone can guess what this is... ;o)

Monday, January 26, 2009

good morning

"In today's sharp sparkle, this winter air,
any thing can be made, any sentence begun."

-Elizabeth Alexander

Sunday, January 25, 2009

life lines

Saturday, January 24, 2009

little moments

The studio was pretty quiet today so I decided to do a little exploring with my camera. Just before the sun went down, I noticed the plants on the windowsill and this crazy-beautiful, illuminated leaf. Lucky for me! Less than fifteen seconds after capturing this shot, the light had already moved on.

Friday, January 23, 2009

polaroid

Just experimenting with some expired film and an old Polaroid SX-70 that I bought a few weeks ago. I can't get enough of the soft, muted tones...so dreamy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

running late

My commute into work this morning was unusually photogenic. I'll admit everything seems a bit more photogenic since starting this blog, but this morning was crazy. I kept passing photo op after photo op {fog-laden field! sparkly, ice-covered tree branches!}, until finally I just couldn't take it anymore. I pulled off onto a side road, trudged through a couple feet of snow, and settled on this random bunch of nettles and dried leaves. Once my feet were successfully frozen, and the reality that I was late for WORK settled in, I reluctantly stopped snapping and headed back to the car. Maybe it was the cold jolt, or the uncharacteristically early dose of inspiration...but today was a fantastic, happy day. Another, please!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

minneapolis, dusk

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

a beautiful day

"The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness." -Barack Obama

Monday, January 19, 2009

a berry a day...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

storybook snow

The snow was so beautiful today, I could hardly pry my eyes away from the window. It looked like something you might read about in a storybook: big, fluffy snowflakes, swirling softly and slowly downward. I could sit and watch snow like this for hours...oh wait, I did! ;o)

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

shades of gray

Friday, January 16, 2009

happy friday!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

snow flower

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

next year at this time

When my sister and I were little, we used to love to lie underneath the Christmas tree at nighttime. We’d gaze up into the maze of green, the soft glow of the twinkle lights illuminating our little faces. Our favorite game to play was “Next year at this time,” where we’d talk about what we might be doing or saying a year from then. “A year from now, I’ll be in junior high!”“A year from now, I might have a boyfriend!” … and so on and so on. Most of the time we’d giggle and gasp at our predictions, and other times we’d sit in silence; contemplating “change” and how it always happened to find us no matter how hard we tried to elude it.

To this day I can’t help but feel a whimsical sense of calm when gazing up at my Christmas tree...a welcome constant in an ever-changing world.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

something to look forward to

Even though the temperature outside plummeted to a frigid –15 degrees today, my dining room stayed bright and sunny thanks to these pretty flowers that T. brought home for me on Saturday. Let’s hope they last for three weeks like the last bunch…judging from the weather forecast, we're going to need all the sunshine we can get! Brrrr....

Monday, January 12, 2009

each one is different...

"We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand..." -Francis Bacon, Sr.