Saturday’s favorite image

Saturday morning….

Did you get to sleep in a bit?

Grab a cup of coffee.  

Hang out in your pajamas. Stay in where it is cool…

I’m sharing another favorite image taken when my friend Becky and I roamed the back alleys of our city and took lots of photos.  This glass block window, reflecting a lovely blue, has been edited using Lightroom, increasing the contrast and creating this wonky angle you see here. 

Maybe if it’s really hot where you are you can imagine that the blue is actually the water in the pool and you are about to jump in…

I’ll be back here on Monday.  

Have a fabulous weekend!

Beautiful things to share

Blossoms in my yard this evening
This evening I want to share a link with you to something fairly new and so beautiful.  There is an online magazine called Sprout that is so worth your time and just a little bit of money. When you purchase an issue you will be emailed a link so that you can download the file (an Adobe Acrobat File) to your computer.  It is filled with beautiful art, poetry, stories, and good stuff. The latest issue includes work by two gals whose blogs I follow; Marcie and Julia. The website for Sprout is  

curving lines

I shared this photo tonight at my local photography club meeting, and thought you might enjoy it, too.  The theme was ‘curving lines’.  This image has been converted to black and white and the contrast increased just a bit.

This is actually along the Ohio River at Parkersburg, WV, the home of my sister and my parents.  These curves are concrete steps, part of an outdoor amphitheater right along the river.  In this image there is flooding going on, so the water you see in the lower left is really not supposed to be there.

This is the same place, zoomed out a bit.
River traffic is something that always fascinates me, the barges that continually move on that water, delivering grain, coal, and who knows what else. It’s just so different from living on the prairie, among the fields of grain, where I see more trains and trucks than boats and barges.

After being right down on the river we drove to a park at the top of a hill overlooking the city, the river, and the park where we had just been.  

I appreciate the way the designers of that park and amphitheater made the steps curve like the river.  Or maybe they thought of the bend of the railroad lines, or the graceful curve of the steel bridges. Whatever inspired them I’m sure that those who visit there will enjoy the beauty of the river.