Getting to the heart Of It

The entire diameter of this amazing blossom is about half an inch (1 cm). Unless you get really close it looks faded and unremarkable. Superimpose it over bright green foliage and it starts to vibrate with colour. Get closer still and you realize this flower is pink, white, orange, and yellow. The inside presents its … Continue reading Getting to the heart Of It

A Beautiful Diversity of Colours

I've made some effort to keep the garden in the pinks that my wife enjoys, but this little bush was hiding where I didn't notice it. It was a house gift from Easter 2019 and we thought it had died last year. It was mostly green when I transplanted it to a recently cleared spot. … Continue reading A Beautiful Diversity of Colours

Just So… Beautiful

It's really easy to walk by certain gifts from Mother Nature and take them for granted. Macro photography has been allowing me to, well, stop and smell the roses. There is so much beauty always around us that I can't help but feel my soul soaring in happiness and gratitude for it. The fragility of … Continue reading Just So… Beautiful

A Challenging Shelf – Before

The Challenge of Improving on Such Beauty As soon as I saw this Mid-Century book shelf, I knew I had to have it. At first, the ideas of colour schemes, stains, waxes, paintings, polishings, sanding, etc, etc, etc... All flew through my head with excitement as I drove it home and placed it carefully in … Continue reading A Challenging Shelf – Before

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #403 – Standards of Beauty

Standards of Beauty Musings of the Artists Mind I came across these Coca-Cola ads from the 60s that showed a bikini clad beauty lounging with her drink. As far as I know, this "Coke is Sexy" campaign didn't last long and was mainly aimed at a Western sensibility. They eventually switched to a more nostalgic … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #403 – Standards of Beauty

Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 4

This year I decided to plant as many colors as possible to attract pollinators to the garden. The range of colors surpassed my expectations and so did the variety of pollinators.  Please let me know what you think of these in the comments. The Sound and The Fury Uncertain Edibility Wallflower Rhymes With Orange Dreaming … Continue reading Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 4

Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 3

When the sun shines, a world of magical colors shines all around us. I felt compelled to run out and capture as much as possible. Please let me know what you think about these in my comments. Lovely Mornings Modalities and a Bee Mostly Yellow Resilient Reaching for the Sun Please visit my Art website … Continue reading Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 3

Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 2

The rains have been amazing for some of our plants, but the flowers had stayed closed for days. This morning the sun came out strong and I ran to get as many shots as possible. The flowers seemed as happy as I to feel the warmth of the sun! Please let me know what you … Continue reading Fun Fotos for Friday – Garden Flowers pt. 2

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing The Great Russian Ballet

Recently, my dear friend, Paul L., introduced me to a cultural phenomenon of outstanding beauty and eloquence. He introduced me to The Great Russian Ballet! I am so very grateful for this gift that I have to share it with YOU! I’ve been a fan of ballet since I first saw a professional group in … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing The Great Russian Ballet

Smile

I passed an old lady on my way I smiled at her She gummed a smile at me. I saw her weary wrinkles soften for an instant. A smile is sometimes the most beautiful gift of the day. by M. Perron (Originally written February 24, 1993) Notes: Is it just me, or did I write … Continue reading Smile