Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sharing Hope with Quilter Marlene Fenoglietto of Monroeville PA

Marlene Fenoglietto Monroeville PA Inspiration
So here I am with tons of quilt images, and since Sunday was the day I often saw what my grandmother was quilting... I have decided to blog a quilt image or two or three every Sunday.
Marlene Fenoglietto Monroeville PA Inspiration
More than one word was on Inspiration by Marlene Fenoglietto of Monroeville PA, however, I was most delighted by the presence of hope.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

salvia morning; marigold afternoon. A day at work

Morning sun streaming though Salvia blooms at my school

The air was warm. The soil moist. The sun was low. This was the setting as I walked onto campus this morning. The salvia and yarrow in the garden area that surrounds our flag pole was teeming with life. I booted up my computer and went to photograph the moment.

As the day ended, I left my classroom and as I have for the past several months, I walked by a diverse gathering of marigolds. I sat on the sidewalk and caught that moment as well.

Marigolds in the afternoon. The work day was over.



Saturday, October 11, 2014

Making the best of the present moment

Strawflowers in one of my horticulture gardens

Photographs are a moment in time, but there are times when I feel my camera and my skills have failed that moment. In the past these photographs would be deleted, but now I play.

My toy is an app called Aviary. I often use it on even my best images to adjust the sharpness or brightness. But a less than favored photograph can be transformed into a new take on that moment in time. Just as my mind (at its best) can seek joy and hope in a failed moment, Aviary can do the same with a not to be deleted moment.