Friday, October 29, 2010

It's in the details...

tiny acorns 
perfection in tones, textures, detail

True Art

(photography, mere imitation)

Wherever we see plants,
 recognize grandeur in the tiniest things. 
Continue always in your admiration and increase, I pray you, your love of the Creator.

~St. Basil the Great

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Creepy Crawlers!

Remember Creepy Crawlers? Those rubbery, multi-colored bugs?

In our 2nd grade classroom swap meets, they were the gold standard, man. 
I traded some for a set of real spurs (we had just gotten a horse and I wanted to be a cowboy!) 
I still have a vintage Creepy Crawler oven. I should make some for Halloween, but as you'll see in the photos, I have plenty of the live version around here...
Multi-colored at that!
I wish I still had the spurs. What did I do with them? 
Probably traded them for more creepy crawlers...

(Sorry there were so many of that guy, but I just love him! He's a combination of all of the dragonflies I've photographed this year. Amazing! I just love looking at him!)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Long Hollow Autumn

Worried Autumn was passing us by, I began wandering through the hollow, 
camera in hand, looking for signs of the season. 
Of course, I found them...I just had to get creative in my searching. 
If you look long enough, you tend to find what you're looking for, right?

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. 

-- Elizabeth Lawrence

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.

-- Stanley Horowitz

October is a symphony of permanence and change.

-- Bonaro W. Overstreet

The lands are lit with all the autumn blaze of golden-rod, 
and everywhere the purple asters nod and bend and wave and flit.

-- Helen Hunt

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!

-- Percy Bysshe Shelley 

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.

William Cullen Bryant

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.

~Faith Baldwin

Every season hath its pleasure; Spring may boast her flowery prime, Yet the vineyard’s ruby treasuries Brighten Autumn’s sob’rer time.

 -Thomas Moore

Every leaf speaks bliss to me,

Fluttering from the autumn tree.

~Emily Bronte

Glorious are the woods in their latest gold and crimson, 
 Yet our full-leaved willows are in the freshest green.
Such a kindly autumn, so mercifully dealing 
With the growths of summer, I never yet have seen.

~William Cullen Bryant

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.

 -Robert Browning