Share Your World

Depression Breadline – George Segal, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey Today I am participating in Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (back of things) and her Share Your World questions. What is your favorite outdoor activity? Walking, walking, walking. Walking on the beach with a camera is my favorite outdoor activity. I also like sitting on…

Garden or Kill Zombies?

Husband: These tomatoes are delicious. You should grow some next year. Me: I don’t know anything about growing tomatoes. Husband: If you can’t grow food in the zombie apocalypse, you are going to have to kill the zombies. *********** I wish I had a good comeback. This was the conversation after eating delicious, sweet, juicy…

Feed the Bees – Plant Seeds

A few years ago, I watched a documentary called Vanishing of the Bees (2009) by George Langworthy and Maryam Henein. This might have been the first time I became aware of the decline in honeybee populations. Honeybees are essential pollinators for our food supply. It goes something like this: the female honeybee collects pollen to feed her…

Candid

There is one place that I love more than anywhere else in the world. The ocean. Living a good three-in-a-half to four hours from the shore (how we refer to the beach in New Jersey), I rarely make it there. I grew up in Jersey, but I don’t live there any longer. The ocean was…

Share Your World

Every Monday, Cee posts questions for Share Your World. This is the first chance I have had to sit at my laptop since last week, so I am a couple days late. It’s never too late to play along. She is a great photographer, and she hosts a few photo challenges as well. You can…

Texture

Texture you might not want to touch – cactus plants. It’s okay to touch bamboo. Enjoy life’s simple little pleasures. The original photos were edited to meet the challenge. Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Texture

Waiting

About a month ago, I went to the hospital with a friend who was having surgery. She has no family in the area, so when she asked me if I could take her to and from the hospital, I stayed, because that’s what friends do. What did I do while I was waiting? I snapped…

The Letter C

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Letter C (must be a word with 4 or more letters). What no cows? Last weekend we went to our daughter’s for dinner and a game of Corn Hole. My son-in-law and I were one team and my husband and daughter (just back from teaching yoga) were on the other…

Lunatic Not Sleeping

Turning off the light at 11:08 p.m., I quickly fell asleep, only to be fully awake two-and-a-half hours later. As I tossed and turned, I remembered the moon. It looked almost full. Could the moon be the reason for sleeplessness? Yes. Not willing to leave bed for fear of not being able to fall back…

Share Your World

What color do you feel most comfortable wearing? I love dark navy blue. I wear a lot of earth tones. Whatever color I wear, it should not be pastel. I look terrible in pastels. About six or seven years ago, my daughter-in-law asked me if I always wore dark colors. I wore a lot of…

Infinity Mirrors

This past March, the Hirshhorn in D.C. had a special exhibit featuring Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors. Honestly, I don’t know much about how the infinity effect is created, but it has something to do with a cubic structure. There were two types of infinity mirror displays – displays viewed through a small window (above) and…

I Met an Astronaut

One of the benefits of living in the suburban sprawl of Washington D.C. is museums, among other things. In case you are wondering, it has its drawbacks, but no complaining today. A few months back, we visited the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center|National Air and Space Museum (that’s a mouthful). It has two huge hangers with…