Counting the hours

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear.” —      Henry Van Dyke “I suppose we all tend to remember only the happiness from our childhood, as a sundial refuses to tell the time except in fine weather.” — Bernard Levin *   *   * Sundial in the Gardens … More Counting the hours

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

Taking control

“Sometimes we let life guide us, and other times we take life by the horns. But one thing is for sure: no matter how organized we are, or how well we plan, we can always expect the unexpected.” — Brandon Jenner Staghorn (or elkhorn) ferns receive their name from their unique horn shaped fronds. Also … More Taking control

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

Drum Roll

“Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that’s what we are.” — Mickey Hart “March to the beat of your own drummer.” — Henry David Thoreau Pileated Woodpeckers, recognized by their distinctive flaming-red crest, drum on dead trees in a deep, slow, rolling pattern to dig … More Drum Roll