Hope

“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings.” — William Shakespeare “Yesterday, a small white keel feather escaped from my goose and lodged in the bank boughs near the kitchen porch, where I spied it as I came home in the cold twilight. The minute I saw the feather, I was projected into May, … More Hope

Hidden Beauty

“Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eyes of one who sees.” — Rumi “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” — Roald Dahl *   *   * Well hidden Red-shouldered … More Hidden Beauty

Spoon fed

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” —      E.M. Forster Born with its own silver spoon in its mouth? Swinging its spoon-shaped beak from side to side when walking through the shallow waters of mangrove keys and mudflats, the Roseate Spoonbill Stork uses its slightly open bill … More Spoon fed

Stillness

“Life’s most precious moments are not all loud or uproarious. Silence and stillness has its own virtues.” — Kilroy J. Oldster “When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence.” — Minor White * … More Stillness

Pride

“Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.” — Rumi “The proud peacock of today may be only a feather duster tomorrow.” — Rick Barnes *   *   * Proud as a Peacock — Photo at Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Fla., by Ellen Franks © 2019

Dramatic Flair

“Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white—dramatic. You have to be strong.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” — Fanny Brice … More Dramatic Flair

Watercolor

“The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.” — Jackson Pollock “A photograph to me is always a reminder of how the person was on a certain day in that certain light fixed. When I look at a watercolor of that same person, it seems to me alive, … More Watercolor