february morning

A chorus of unusual, liquid, and arousing bird calls while shoveling the car out this morning.

I spoke to the birds, I don’t remember what I said. I know I didn’t have the right words to say to them.

winter colors

Subtle seasonal colors at the beach.

yellows

gray yellow light apricot white

tinted

snow, tinted

And a restful gray horizon that disappears.

horizontal

horizontal

seeing shapes

My painting lesson for this week addresses Shapes. So I’m seeing shapes everyone I go. It is unusual to have your vision filtered, shape-seeking.

rocks in snow

rocks in snow

gravestones in snow

gravestones in snow

route 7 to kripalu

This was a beautiful drive. I could have stopped so much more often to take photos. But there was a sort of pushing to get where I was going. Someday I will take a photography trip up route 7 and stop as much as I want to.

last summer

last summer

hayfield

hayfield

Wondering how these would look in black and white. I gave it a try in iPhoto. “Antique” effect looked better.

sunflowers, antiqued

sunflowers, antiqued

hay bales, antiqued

hay bales, antiqued

new york tourism

I walked in New York City on Monday. Grand Central to Central Park and back. I’m not sure how far that is. It’s a very touristy, busy route. Lots of people trying to pass out flyers. I passed the first office building I worked in, remembering how frightening it seemed to me to be working in the city. I started there in January – it may even have been my anniversary!

I took photos of buildings like a tourist. Why not? They are beautiful and I might use them for overlays.

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Unknown, but isn't it beautiful?

Unknown, but isn’t it beautiful?

Statue outside the Plaza Hotel

Statue outside the Plaza Hotel

can't remember what this is

can’t remember what this is