like it or not

Depth, character, maturity.

Sometimes I like a piece, or like MOST of it, but it lacks depth and character, or maturity. The only way to get it there is to keep going, and in this process the piece is sure to go through awkward stages that you “don’t like”. So… for me it’s important to withhold judgment. NOT look at it in terms of Do I Like It, but What Happens Next?

Jane Davies

early flowers

March 30 – morning snow shower – temperatures just above freezing.

Watching Werner Herzog’s “Happy People: A Year on the Taiga” over the weekend gave me a whole new appreciation for spring snow.

dwarf siberian iris

dwarf siberian iris

crocus

crocus

four mile route

Now that the weather is getting slightly better, I’m interested in finding some new routes in the neighborhood. I tried this route, thought it might be too long, but it was fine.

I use the Moves app to track my walk, but I had to learn how to take a screenshot on the iPhone (Home + Sleep/Wake button), then had to email it to myself to be able to post here. Quite a route in itself!

four miles, one and a half hours

four miles, one and a half hours

magentafest

I got carried away with magenta. The whole painting is disturbingly bright. But crops of it are very pleasant. As a child, I was fascinated with magenta, the word and the color. It seemed rare and unusual, so I still feel surprised that it has a prominent place in the CMYK model. I looked up the name – it was named in celebration of the Battle of Magenta, to celebrate a victory of the French and Sardinian army on June 4, 1859, near the Italian town of that name.

Magenta 1

Magenta 1

Magenta 3

Magenta 2

Magenta 2

Magenta 3

Magenta 1

Magenta 4

hello world

I love the earliest flowers. It is a challenge to get enough of them, they disappear so fast.

snowdrops

snowdrops

crocus at sunset

crocus at sunset