"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. " .... Ansel Adams
Friday, July 13, 2012
Dream Like Layers - Day 51
This one particular garden, especially at this time of the year, is 'my spot'. I am an early riser...and a late person...so when I get up in the morning on these beautiful midwest weather days, I grab my journal, my kindle fire, my pen, my cameras and my tripod and most importantly....my cup of coffee...and set myself up..sometimes right before the birds really start moving...sometimes about the same time...at my patio table, surrounded by the morning songs of the birds and scampering of the chipmunks and squirrels.
It is my dream spot. My soul saver. My 'morning coffee'. My friend, peace and tranquility. It is...just. Plain. Awesome.
I do my morning journal (The Artists Way) and am constantly distracted by a bird in the bird bath, a red squirrel chattering at a gray squirrel, a robin pulling the fattest worm you can ever imagine from no hole in the ground, the buzzing of the bees and the fluttering of the butterflies.
The coneflowers that grow here started out as four, overwatered, 75% off sale items at the local hardware store. Four. Now much more. They survived. They thrive. They give off the ray of love and peace that they were meant for...not only making the bees and butterflies happy...but also making me smiling.
(Utilized yesteryear and thursday but without reducing the opacity quite as much because I loved the graininess. I also brushed it away from the butterfly at 50% to let it stand out a bit more.)