Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Flying through the bokeh ~ Volare attraverso il bokeh ~

I went to the garden store to buy a tree
When this pretty thing I did see
I wanted to buy this just for me
But I had to buy the new tree
Can I take a picture asked me
The man said that it is safe and free
I took some pictures for you to see
Then left with my new tree

I think you can see I am not a poet
I can write sometimes but this is not my best
Well enjoy the picture, maybe my poem
Next time I will try to write a better tome

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Confused Hydrangea ~ Confuso Ortensia ~

My Hydrangea is confused. It thinks that it is still Summer here. It has been hot. Perhaps that is why it is making new buds? Nature has a mind of her own! First try with my new extension tubes ... it is going to take awhile to get used to them!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

tips and such

I found a great way to do cheap ...free studio lighting. Sure you can buy the cowboy stuff on Amazon for cheap, but this is free! Here it is: I used a new three armed laundry hanger, put a sheet / white, over it, put an incandescent light behind it. I also put the light with sheet up high on a shelf...this creates some awesome effects and you get your studio lighting on the fly so try it out. Experiment with bouncing the light off of the ceiling or wall or use two..works very well!

The unknown ~ L'ignoto ~

Who knows what the future holds?
We leave the past behind us
Fly into the future, no past, only the present
A moment in time, gone so quickly
Nothing can stop this movement
Will it hold joy, love, happiness?
It is our choice to fly into the unknown

Friday, September 24, 2010

Could this be a fence? ~ Questo potrebbe essere un recinto? ~

You used to have a beautiful pea vine with lovely flowers, now I can see the pretty green fence..well, I think it is a fence

I have a serious addiction to DoF and my Canon 50mm lately.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The last kiss of Summer ~ L'ultimo bacio di Estate ~

We walk along the street
taking in the last sweet warm wind
Summer will fade like a lover's kiss
Fall is coming with colors of glory
I embrace the last kiss of Summer

International Day of Peace ~Giornata Internazionale della Pace~

Human beings are the only species on the planet that kill their own kind for no reason. What is more humane, an animal or a human?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Color my World ~ Il mio mondo a colori ~

You have a rainbow slinky so I bought two! I also have a giant box of Crayola colored pencils to play with.
I also wear my slinky as a bracelet. It looks very nice. Some women wished they had thought of it first!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Our lives our time ~ La nostra vita il nostro tempo ~

I often wonder...what is on the other side of the fence, who lives there, are they happy? Benches make me wonder, who sat there, where did they come from, where did they go.

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get (Forrest Gump). The important thing is what you do with what you get! The sweet life!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

LOVE 0-0

LOVE 0-0, originally uploaded by BlueLily  off today :).

There were crafts and music, a mobile pizza oven from New York, a petting zoo of animals.
So much to see so much to enjoy! Sculptured towers of fun, pottery, dogs and cats, Llamas and pigs and even a goat. Beautiful hand crafted jewelry...my favorite thing. And I sat and ate pizza and listened to the band sing!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sit with me ~ Siediti con me ~

Come sit with me in this chair
Let us feel the breeze
And smell the fresh air
Come sit with me

Vieni a sederti con me su questa sedia
Facciamo sentire la brezza e l'odore dell'aria fresca
Siediti con me

Sit with me ~ Siediti con me ~

Come sit with me in this chair
Let us feel the breeze
And smell the fresh air
Come sit with me

Monday, September 6, 2010

for ...-Wink-...

for ...-Wink-..., originally uploaded by BlueLily ♥ I Arlene.

who was kind enough to dedicate a picture to me of his old shoes. Well here are mine and of course that is my Hermes scarf! Only the best for friends!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Lost in the High Sierras

I was lost, traveling down a side road high in the mountains, the air was fresh with pine. I did not care where I was or where I was going.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Santa Barbara Seashells

Sometimes you stuck between my toes sometimes a glitter in a tide pool. I treasure each one big or small, broken or whole...you have my heart and always will.

It is hot and smoggy. I found these in a cigar box and decided to clean them ... each one has a special memory...a little OOF but I love them.