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Le Papillon

Yesterday I noticed a butterfly traveling from one lavender plant to another and thought it was the perfect photo op to capture the essence of summer in my yard.  I love the following photo because it looks like a fairy. Maybe it is...
At one point, a bumble bee made an appearance, but for the most part, this papillon was the star of the show.  I snapped over 100 photos and this one is my hands-down favorite. I'm considering having it framed.

 I love the lighting in this one...
 You can see it drinking lavender nectar with it's long butterfly tongue...

A little experimentation with my photo editing program... I look forward to my next visitor. Well, as long as it's not a black bear...
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Broken Beauty

Last night, as I was getting ready for bed, my husband approached me sheepishly. "I'm sorry...I went to turn off the lamp and must have been at a weird angle because I broke it." Since this makes the second time in a year that our living room lamp has been knocked over and broken, I'm guessing that my husband's distress has more to do with the fact that I will soon be off lamp shopping at TJ Maxx (read: spending money) than anything else. But before our dearly departed lamp hit the trash bin, it served one final purpose. 
Sitting on the kitchen island, the morning light reflected off of the shattered lamp's beautiful aqua-blue glass, catching my eye. I grabbed my cameras and the next thing my husband knew, I was getting all cubist and surrealist-y on him (call me Wo-Man Ray). In true temperamental artist fashion, I even snapped at him to move because he was blocking the natural light. I spent the morning playing with light, texture, color, shapes, and angles…

My Life in Black and White

Last week on Facebook, my long-time friend challenged me to post photos of my life for seven days. The rules were simple; the photos could not contain people, there could be no explanations, and they had to be in black and white. I had been viewing her pictures daily and secretly hoping she would name me in the challenge, and on her last day, she did. 
So here they are, and true to the challenge, I will refrain from captions or explanations and just let the photos speak for themselves.








I Spy...Fall!

It is nearly mid-October, and I have just one question: why am I still running my air conditioning?? I despise the heat and humidity. Neither agrees with me and the heat in particular aggravates my migraines. Needless to say, I have been very discouraged (not to mention annoyed) by the unseasonably warm weather in my neck of the woods. October has, thus far, felt more like August and I am too pale to wear shorts, so I suffer in long pants (yes, that is shallow, but trust me when I say you don't want to see my neon-white legs). Each morning, I longingly stare at my stash of sweaters and wonder when I will be able to snuggle into them.  As Lila and I have been out on our walks over the past two weeks, I have eagerly searched out signs that fall weather will be here any moment. This reminded me of a game I used to play with my children when they were younger and I was trying to pass time and/or distract them and so I have been playing daily rounds of "I Spy" as a means of …