Tag Archives: bokeh

Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus

I’ve had my new iPhone for a few months, but just got around to trying out its “portrait” mode. Thought I would start with one of my favorite subjects…. The first photo was shot in standard mode: The next one … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter to those who celebrate and a great weekend to everyone else! {carole}

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Happy November

“The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on. . . . A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there … Continue reading

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Happy Friday

A ranunculus for you this fine summer Friday. After May Gray and June Gloom, we are having perfectly gorgeous weather. It’s so nice to be able to eat outside again. We are going on a trip next week and won’t … Continue reading

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Autumn Throwback

My stepson is visiting us this week, so I’ll leave you with an autumn shot from the archives and a favorite quote. “How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” ~John Burroughs Great … Continue reading

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First Rose

I intended to blog about Stockholm today, but just didn’t have the time. I’m working on a collaboration with Flickr that’s exciting, but time-consuming. More on that later. Oh, I’m also teaching myself how to paint with watercolors. A little … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

I am taking the next two weeks off, so let me take this moment to wish you a joyous and safe holiday season. And Happy New Year!

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Hotel California

We lost only one plant in the fire: our Sago Palm. It was never happy in the spot it was in–didn’t like the water from our sprinklers and overflow from the neighbor’s. So I had a new rosebush planted. Would … Continue reading

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Coffee Break

Hi there! I’m taking a little break from looking at hundreds of blog designs and searching for a host, etc. Have found the latter, but still looking for a design that has everything I want. Will probably have to get … Continue reading

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Survivor

After the fire, our rosebushes looked a little peaked, but I continued to water them and added some fertilizer to the soil. I’m happy to say they are doing well now, especially this red one: I also have to say … Continue reading

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