Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Walnut Tree

Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon 2009
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Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Finds 4 -- For the Love of Wood

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Ever Elusive Hawk

Darn, am going to have to buy a stronger lens if I ever want a crisp image of THE HAWK. Removed the pic I took...hate to admit it, but it was awful. Was fun trying, however if you want to see our hawk go to I think he plans to post a photograph of it soon (hopefully today).

Am off to get a haircut and think about someday getting another lens.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Finds 3 -- Happy First Day of Spring

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Yesterday we purchased some pots. My orchid is three years old and has sprouted a baby. Its roots are crawling outside the pot's parameters searching for new soil. I am thrilled because orchids are supposed to be difficult to grow and care for, yet mine has flourished. What I decided to do during its dormant phase was to let it go--let the plant do its thing. Pretend it is growing in a jungle. And...look what happened.

Look what Bob found atop our dumpster--two spindles of brand new, spankin' clean lace...Another FRIDAY FIND for sure:

Mailbox Entry for Blogger's Community Photo Challenge

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A couple of weeks ago, winter's fury blew into the Carolinas. Winter's last hurrah! I stood at the window watching snow swirl around at 50mph. Brrrrrrrr... Here are our mailboxes engulfed in the white stuff. Knowing this challenge was coming up, I waited for the "right" moment to click the shutter. Here is the entry:

Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday--Foggy Spring Morning

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Fog blanketed the mountains this morning. Went out to capture some fog shots. Turned around just in time to catch the sun rising. Timing is everything wait too long and the shot is gone.

Morning Fog

First thing this morning, I was greeted by Mr. Robin.
Spring is Here!

Sometimes It Is Easy and Sometimes Not

Papers, papers, papers....everywhere. Have been thinking a lot lately. Organization, clarity, purpose, and intention. My main concern is a subtitle. The subtitle should tell precisely what the book is about. How can I condense my plan into a few words? My initial purpose was to write about the artist's journal, however after creating the title page, I realize there is much more I want to say and those limits are not sitting well with my psyche. My main purpose is instead to share thoughts on seeing and taking art photography to a new level. Grrrrrrrrrrrr... Frustration. The creative process is such fun [sarcasm]...the answers will come.

Okay, now to the easy part:

Spring is here. This is my favorite time of year. I get excited, productive--revved up. Buds are everywhere. My greatest joy is celebrating the return of hydrangea. Last year the poor thing nearly didn't make from home to ground. Now, new spouts of bright green are stretching up from beneath the soil.

Fog has blanketed our home again. Thick fog...the kind you can't see through at all...pea soup..."can't cut through it with a knife" fog. Perhaps there is another fog shot out there. Seems a lot of my shots are fog shots. We don't get much snow, but fog...that's another story. I will go out and look around.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Notes to Self

"Writing, drawing and photography become magic cords connecting us to our world." --E. Bacon

"Get Out of Yourself" --E. Bacon

"Loving one's subject means becoming one with it." --E. Bacon

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Journal--Friday Finds

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kitchen--Thematic Post 41

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Plan for the Worst; Hope for the Best

Writing helps me sort through mental chatter. When faced with choices, writing down the pros and cons is a good idea. Think long term. This is when "what ifs" are beneficial. If I do this, what could happen? What if I do that instead? What are the possible consequences? What if I do nothing?

Before taking any action, remember: "For every action, there is a reaction."* Knowing this, often I will wait and let things work out on their own. My actions and choices can make a situation worse. So...often I will wait and see...wait and see what happens.

"We'll see...," I'll say. Then, I step back, wait and watch for the situation to play itself out.

And Remember while waiting to "Plan for the worst and hope for the best."** Or in every day language..."Cover your arse."

*"For every action, there is a reaction;" is a law of physics.
**"Plan for the worst and hope for the best" --Author Unknown

AFTER THOUGHT: When a change is desired, then go for it with gusto. Follow your dream. Believe in yourself.

Untitled II

UNTITLED II (In Process)


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Untitled I

Sometimes the best thing to do is play:
UNTITLED I (In Process)

Friday, March 6, 2009


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Thursday, March 5, 2009


Here is my entry for Thematic Photographic 39--Transparent at:


As we were heading out to dinner, an ice bird sat at the end of our front porch. Amazing.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

To Start A Contribution Column or Not

Created this banner yesterday:

Am currently researching various ways to link between other blogs and this journal so folks can contribute and share some of their favorite things. Any information about linking would be greatly appreciated.

The down side of this project is how comfortable I am asking folks to share photographs of rare items. Common sense must prevail. I would never want to put a contributor in harm's way. Rare and unique things can be found in nature too.

I will keep you informed and up-to-date regarding this matter. What do you think? Would you be interested in participating, or reading about unusual things?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Oh Boy, Oh Boy...Goodie, Goodie--SNOW!

Would love to put a cartoon caption on these mailboxes being battered by wind and snow. One box seems to be leaning toward the other and I imagine it saying something like: "What is this?" "This is a vacation?" "Must we keep meeting like this?" Or,"Hi there, handsome."
Folk Eagle Carving by R. D. Spencer

The first thing I saw outside, on the porch, were these bird prints. Wonderful...the world was chirping, yet the birds had been visiting before dawn.

Bird Prints--Composite

Photographs by Elisabeth Bacon--All Rights Reserved

More to come........

Sunday, March 1, 2009

We Have Snow

Better late than never...while most of the country has been covered with a blanket of white for a while, today we got our first real taste of the white stuff. I ran out and got a few quick shots. The snowflakes were huge. Once the flurry of white settles down, I will try again. Most of the shots taken look like a blizzard.

Photographs by Elisabeth Bacon 2009--All Rights Reserved