“We must learn how to be surprised, not to adjust ourselves.” … More Life as a Work of Art
What a lovely lark on this chilly mid-February morning to contemplate and care for my unruled and enterprising Christmas Cactus! The attached image was edited with Snapseed and Tangled FX.
“And I was alive in the blizzard of the blossoming pear,
Myself I stood in the storm of the bird-cherry tree.
It was all leaflife and starshower unerring, self-shattering power,
And it was all aimed at me.” … More The Last Poem of Osip Mandelstam
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been vacationing with family in Mazatlán. It has been a wonderful time to relax, read, explore, eat good food, take photos and appreciate life. Whenever I am here, I am inspired and enlivened by the Mexican passion for life. There is a placard on the wall of a … More “The Ones Who Never Yawn”
“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas and land on barbarous coasts.” Herman Melville The attached images were edited with Snapseed and Tangled FX.
I’m on vacation with family in Mazatlán Mexico and enjoying the ambience of this charming old colonial city. Today my husband and I walked by the ruins of several ancient buildings. It was fascinating to look through the rusty ornate window grills into the the open air interiors. The attached images were edited with Snapseed, … More Inside Out in Old Mazatlán
One of my favorite iPad photo apps is “waterlogue”. Waterlogue can be used to take a picture, or edit an existing photo. It does a great job making a photo look like a watercolor, and it is mesmerising watching the transformation take place onscreen. The following images were taken with waterlogue, or edited with Snapseed … More Waterlogue
Over the holidays, my family and I visited the Desert Botanical Garden which occupies 140 acres situated on the southeast edge of Phoenix. It is a magical western landscape containing every imaginable variety of desert flora. Established in 1939 the Desert Botanical Garden exudes a southwestern mystical ambiance and soulful atmosphere. I love this place. … More Desert Botanical Garden
“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.” John O’Donohue The attached images were edited with Snapseed, Prisma and Tangled FX.
Yesterday my husband and I took a break from our usual routine. Early in the day we went to a matinee of “Coco” which is a movie full of wonderful color, warmth and music, and now one of my favorite animations ever! Later that evening we went to see Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo. It … More “Coco” and Phoenix ZooLights