The Prettiest Thing


You’ve heard it before. Stop and smell the roses. I did that. I also made this photograph. It’s my version of art. I made it soft, dark and velvety. This image makes me want to touch it. No worries. I didn’t. I like to make pictures, not touch things. Which brings me to this. Somehow.Continue reading “The Prettiest Thing”

Chinese Rose


This is a Chinese Rose. I’d never heard of such a thing until a little debate broke out on Instagram. Someone posted a picture of a flower that he called a Chinese Rose. It wasn’t. Even with my lack of knowledge about flowers I knew that. So off to Google we went. It turns outContinue reading “Chinese Rose”

Deeper Than Dreams


There is something about a red rose especially when it is growing in the middle of winter. It struck me as one of those little miracles that make me smile. Lately, there have been a lot of things that make me smile. It started right around January 20. The change of presidential administrations helped aContinue reading “Deeper Than Dreams”

Ideas Are Like Stars


Red. The color of fire and blood, of intensity, passion, desire and love. Maybe that’s it. Maybe so many people are worn out by the five months we’ve been through that there’s no passion. No intensity. Maybe that’s the answer. Maybe it’s time to put on our pants and get to work. That’s what theContinue reading “Ideas Are Like Stars”

Beyond The Wildflowers


Confusion. I got excited. Our governor said the he and his wife were going on a three day fast using those days to pray and reflect. Nothing else seems to be working against the virus. I thought it was a pretty good idea. Prayer and fasting doesn’t require organized religion. Or, if you prefer, itContinue reading “Beyond The Wildflowers”

Honeysuckle Rose


A rose by any other name… Or, something like that. We reached a point in the year when first blooms are dying. No worries. New blooms are on the way. This started me think about life cycles. Eventually, I arrived at our pandemic, CoVid 19, as how people are reacting to it or not, asContinue reading “Honeysuckle Rose”

Anyway The Wind Blows


Everything starts with an experiment. This new way of design is a great example of that. According to the revision counter I’ve made 29 changes. Most of them center around type sizes. Arrrrgh. I still don’t really have an understanding of them. Nor, do I know how to do a copy wrap around the picture.Continue reading “Anyway The Wind Blows”

Survive


Red. They say in design school that if you want to make your readers or viewers happy use warm colors rather than cold. So, that’s what I did. And, a red rose. For love. The picture is simple. It is a macro photograph. A real one. I saw it. I stopped. I made a fewContinue reading “Survive”

A Little Red


Never say never. That’s what they say. They is correct. Just when I was talking about the lack of color in what amounts to our late spring, guess what? Red roses start blooming. The thing about nature, besides always seeking stasis, is that while seasonal stages are somewhat predictable, there are always plenty of curveContinue reading “A Little Red”