Monday, December 30, 2013

Good Morning!

What a magnificent surprise...this morning's was breathtaking--a plethora of color.  Love is all around. 
 


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Joy!

Our Advent Ring Is Lit
 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunset



A Treat

A treat...
Ready to eat. 

 
 
 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Revised Christmas Pear

The rain continues which means I can play in Photoshop and revise to my heart's content.  I love play days.
FINAL

Pear Edited




Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Quote for Today

"The right to do something, does not mean that doing it is right,"   -- William Safire (columnist)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Another Test

Today the challenge is to learn what works and what doesn't with my new/used Sigma 50-100.

MAN IN THE MOON

Trunk Detail

DETAIL

Friday, December 13, 2013

Advent Ring

We are halfway through lighting the Advent Ring each day.  I will take a photograph with my DSLR when the Ring is fully lit on Christmas Day.
 
ADVENT RING

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

No Two Sunsets Alike

SUNSET TONIGHT

Sun Dog

What a treat yesterday...a Sun Dog in the sky!  A Sun Dog can be seen when sunlight is refracted through ice crystals in cirrus clouds.



Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Yesterday

Am back to paying attention, looking around and shooting again.  To see Itsy, scroll down one entry.  :)

TATTERED

Monday, December 2, 2013

Itsy

Itsy came out today because he loves this season--the lights, the decorations, the smells, the joy and....of course.......


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Reflected Glow

This morning, the glow returns, reflected in the west, as the sun rises in the east.
 
SUNRISE GLOW

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Evening Glow

Sometimes it pays to turn around and take a second look.  What was a sky filled with dark clouds became a sky lit with a soft, glowing ember.
 
EVENING GLOW (SUNSET)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sunset


SUNSET

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ominous Cloud Formations

Drama, drama, drama--Nature at work.  Is snow on the way?

Sunrise

Taking sunrise shots is always inspirational for me and is great way to start the day.  Am so glad Bob called this morning to remind me.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Letting Go (Talking to Myself)

 
Life lessons have a way of repeating themselves.  Did we "get it" last time?  Did we learn the lesson when a similar situation occurred in the past?  If not, here it is again.  Here we go...one more time.

Letting Go.

The stages of grief, each loss--each trauma must be faced and accepted, step-by-step. Then we can move forward...and go on.
   
We humans are unique in that we think we can control everything.  Bulletin:  we can't.  Almost everything is out of our control.  How fortunate we are to be here, walking through this experience, learning to trust the process.  Bottom line:  It will be fine.

With acceptance, we move on.  When mistakes and/or traumatic events occur, the compulsion to mull them over and over begins.  It is as if we believe the rehashing will change history.  Wrong.  Worrying will not change anything.  The only way to halt that process is to say silently (or sometimes out loud), "Stop It!" and turn our attention to something else--something productive.   Release those thoughts...let 'em go.  "You did your best, you did what you could,  your intention was honorable so....let it go.  Trust.  Now it is time to move...to do something.  Take a walk, ride bike, scrub a floor, wash the car--get active....Do something!  Time to stop wasting time and energy. Do something beneficial.

Letting go of the excess "worrying" (baggage) lets us move forward.  We are lighter.  We can relax. We can be creative.

Everything Is As It Should Be--All Is Well!  

* * * * 
 
Notes:  Perfection or Best?
             Living in the Now

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wonderfully Unusual

This evening, right before sunset, drama arrived.

 SUNSET
SUNSET

Saturday, October 26, 2013

First In A Series?

As promised to: "you know who you are."

Some crocks...looking around more crocks are showing up.  A series perhaps? The dominoes are handmade (by Dad).

What fun...no added tricks--no bells, or whistles.  Felt good...straight shooting.  Really felt good to be shooting again since I have been a tad under the weather.  Was wondering if I would ever want to shoot again.  Thanks to "you know who you are" for a nudge in the right direction.

CROCKS









Monday, October 21, 2013

In the Berkshires

I am seriously thinking about painting again.  I am itching to do some luscious small oils. 

Below is my first watercolor.  My parents had it for several years.  Now, it is home again.


© Elisabeth Bacon--All Rights Reserved

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Waiting for Angels

 
 
Was able to upload images using Internet Explorer as my browser.  Let's see if this works...crossing my fingers.

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Computer On the Mend

Finally my computer is on its way to being whole and healthy again.  Poor thing was a mess.  Now all cleanned out and rarin' to go.  Now if I can get this blog to upload my images, we will be all set.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

On A Foggy Morning--Rose and Web

Fog and dew got me out of the cabin early yesterday.  My granddaughter, Marisa, thinks web close-up shots look like Christmas.




Monday, September 30, 2013

Roses--A Special Moment

Special moment on a special day.
 



Friday, September 27, 2013

At Dusk Last Night

Taken with iPhone4 last night.  Recently, I ran across an iphone photography contest and decided to experiment to see what I could capture in different categories using my phone.  So...here we go... my first attempt.