OK, a month ago I thought I had it all figured out. I had determined themes for each day of the week to theoretically make it easier to blog everyday. I also dabbled in the #FMSPhotoADay project and enjoyed sharing and comparing other interpretations of the daily prompt around the world. Yet, somehow rather than being more focused in my purpose, I became more confused. I ended up posting two photos each day (unless I could find a way for both prompts to coincide). My own themes required choosing archived photos (especially on French Fridays) so the monthly calendar no longer reflects all current images. So tomorrow, it's back to the drawing board.
Connaissez-vous cette très petite maison au no 13 quai Voltaire 75007 à Paris? Elle est si étroite, mais je la trouve absolument charmante avec sa porte bleue, sa belle fenêtre, ses jolies sculptures, et ses deux petits balcons. J'aime imaginer l'intérieur qui ressemble à une maison de poupées. C'est un bel exemple que les meilleures chose sont souvent aux plus petits paquets!
Some things never change despite a change of season. This will always be "home" for the Larsons. My great-grandfather owned the store and my grandparents owned the house since the late 1800's. My dad grew up here and my Grandma Dodo (my mom's aunt) lived upstairs in the apartment. I spent summers and weekends here and even have a scar on my lip from where I feel on the stairs. Yep, some things last forever!
"I never met a color I didn't like." ~ Dale Chihuly
Many view winter in Wisconsin as drab, devoid of color; however, I love our winter palate: the snowy white canvas, a steely blue-gray sky, the lacy dark branches of barren trees. Yet after a while, especially after a January thaw, I begin searching for brief glimpses of brighter color like berries or song birds. Today, the mild temperatures beckoned me to explore, but the only bright hue I found was the blaze orange of ice fishermen's jackets out on the lake. Thwarted in my quest for natural color, I looked to art to satisfy my craving. Dale Chihuly's Isola di San Giacomo in Palude Chandelier II (2000) at the Milwaukee Art Museum never disappoints!