Friday, September 18, 2009

Garden Delights and the Grasshopper


It was a warm autumn afternoon in September, and I saw this guy sunning himself on a grassy wheat thing. He looked as if he was resting from a day of frolicking and hopping around in the garden. I reminded him that winter was just around the corner, and he hadn't done anything for himself to prepare for the cold days just ahead. He looked annoyed with my suggestion and hopped away. I wonder where he is sunning himself today? Well I don't think it's in the garden now that it is frozen and covered with snow? Will I see you next summer my hoppy friend or at least your cousin!

Froggie afternoon on a rhubarb leaf

Ok so I see this frog sitting on the rhubarb leaf in the garden. I asked him if I could take his picture and seemed very cooperative at what I was trying to accomplish, and didn't try to get away. There was no permission forms required by Mr. Frog he just sat there and let me several pictures of him. I got as many as I could before he got tired of the whole endeavor. Thank you for your time Mr. Frog......I wish it was always this easy taking pictures.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Which direction do you go?

Life is full of weird signs. This one for example is going either way. I love how everyone takes post shots at it, and someone actually tried to paint out part of the arrow to make it just one way. (oh that would have been a mess). Ok is that ironic or what. Pot shots, going either way, and making a either way going one way. So anyway every time I see this sign down my street I think to myself which way do I go now? I guess I can go either way...lol......is that a pot shot on life seriously I'm not going to mess with the signs that's for sure I just follow them!......Oh I love ironies it makes everyday life interesting!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Chasing the sun into the storm




I love looking at clouds and lately here in Phoenix there has been some pretty amazing ones with the weather and monsoons. So I hate not taking the opportunity to shoot a few and see how they turn out. As with most metaphors I thought when I was taking these that life has throw us some really serious storms into our lives some more intense than others. Each finding the strength to make it through as they evaporate away or the wind carries them in a different direction.

However when it's all said and done and you see the sun shining through again you realize that it's over and a new day is beginning. I known everyone has heard of that one, but sometimes it takes circumstance and being in the storm to really take hold of it.

The clouds bring serious rain the rays shine through. Billions of tiny droplets reflect the beauty in shape form and color, and in a moment it's all gone. Strangely sometimes the clouds never bring rain or all the nasty stuff that comes in a storm. They just float by casually making their way to another place.

I have yet to see the same cloud with the same colors or anything ever similar to the day before. They are an amazing work of art. I guess how I look at each cloud might determine the outcome of my picture in my everyday life and the final digital image. Unusual circumstance makes unusual days and wondrous stormy clouds to gaze at and wonder what tomorrow will bring.