Friday, September 30, 2011

Smile




Wishing you a wonderful weekend everyone... I say do what ever makes you smile.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sky High

Chasing the Sun




I spent last week rock climbing in Yosemite National Park but took a day off to hike up Yosemite Falls, the highest measured waterfall in North America and stopped to admire the view on our way to the top. It’s always a treat to bask in the shadows of Yosemite’s great monuments and look upon its natural wonders and I count myself lucky to enjoy them, but as I often find myself scaling rocks and hiking ever upward toward peaks in the heavens, it’s places like this that make me contemplate, make me stop and think about the journey visible in stone, in the trees, in the streams and falls and in my own life. Each of my wrinkles is like a ring of a tree. Each scar is like a glacial cut or volcanic crack in a stone. And each tear is like a raindrop from a mid afternoon thunderstorm, so often passing just as quickly as it came. And it’s here that I remember, it’s not about reaching the top it’s about the journey on the way there. Take a moment today and ponder your journey. What is your destination? How are you getting there? And are you enjoying the ride?


Shot handheld at f/22, 1/80 sec at ISO 200 on September 13, 2011.

Blue Jean

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Friday



Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Hope to see you back here on Monday after a little rest and relaxation.

Type

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Future




Everything looks all well and good in this 1960's idea of the future. Click on the image above to see a larger version.

Classic

The higher the hair...



I have heard it said that the higher the hair the closer to god.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Isetta











This pint size family car called the Isetta was manufactured by BMW during the 1950's. For more information about this marvelous motoring vehicle take a peek here.

Man's Best Friend

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Color

Chasing the Sun




The scene during the summer in Venice, Italy is a mixture of awe, romance, magic and chaotic tourism. It's greatest beauty is most often found when lost in the tiny alleys leading over tiny canals to nowhere. But, there is still the ever present majesty of the Grand Canal, envisioned here from the iconic Rialto Bridge, a nexus for eating, buying, people watching and gondola riding.

Shot handheld f/16, 1/100 sec, ISO 200 on May 1, 2010

Little Row Boat

Stuck Up a Creek




Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lace














A fresh take on the centuries old classic lace collar. I am certainly smitten with these hand dyed necklaces by tree & kimball. The only reason I have yet to purchase one that I can't decide on which one to get first!

Festive Foxes





Such a charming take on traditional cake toppers. These were cleverly handmade here.

Pale

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chasing the Sun




My adventure into this valley was no more than a day hike during a short break from rock climbing, though I wish I could have spent weeks in this luscious Alp valley. The Val Caln├Ęgia is a hanging valley above Val Bavona in the Italian speaking state of Ticino, Switzerland. People have eked out a living here for thousands of years surviving on chestnuts and livestock. When spring and summer came they moved their livestock up from the lowlands to the fresh grasses in these high up tiers and used these tiny rock cottages as their summer home. In fact, this area was not even their final stop. At the head of the valley they built a monstrous staircase near a waterfall which allowed their livestock to scale up yet another tier to even more grass land.

Shot handheld at f/10, 1/160 sec, ISO 200, on May 22, 2010

Passport



Ernest Hemingway's 1923 passport.

Lived In

Monday, September 12, 2011

Field

Playful



Monday Love








I can never seem to get enough of these simple porcelain bowls. Over the years I have picked up a number of them at thrift stores and yard sales. Every time I come across another one I can not resist to add it to the collection. They are rather quiet in design and perfect for storing everything from trinkets to seashells.
 

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