Tuesday, April 26, 2011

la petite porte



Château de Gruyères, Switzerland
PHOTO FRIDAY - Minimalist
Minimal is an understatement - nothing but stone, stucco and wood.  But the texture got me - the cobblestone street, stucco walls, stone door frame decorated only with the family seals.  Nothing but a little fabric in the window to soften things a little.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lingering Leaves



Beech tree leaves, parchment now but still hanging on from last fall - at least until the new buds push them off.
In the Nehantic State Forest, Lyme CT

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Please Be Seated














This week at written inc's Thematic Photographic - Please Be Seated

I don’t quilt, but I know someone who does, and I went along for the ride into New York City for
an American Folk Art exhibition of 651 red and white quilts from the collection of Joanna S Rose.  The display was incredible - quilts suspended above and spiraling around this circle of eight chairs. The chairs anchored the exhibit to symbolize the quilting bee – that 19th century social gathering, coming together to make quilts, and solve the problems of the world (or at least that little corner of town).  

Maybe I shouldn't be celebrating this particular seating, I'm more likely to be talked about than participate in a quilting bee (do you know what he did this time??).  But all that red and white made for some striking photos.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Goldenbells

The Forsythia is in bloom all over town, bright yellow lighting up gardens, side yards and fencelines. Another sure sign it's spring.

Back in the day, it also meant the start of the Goldenbells Festival - concerts, school shows, programs, and community events celebrating spring.  Festival events are limited now to an art show for local talent, but it's spring, the weather is good and it's beautiful outside...

By the way, the Art Exhibition is showing some good stuff.  Check it out here, my personal favorites are 'Reflections' and 'Fantasia' - the judges and I always seem to see things differently.

Cool Photoblog Challenge- Bokeh

Sunday, April 10, 2011

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