March 17, 2018

4 Hours in Ireland

March 17, 2018 (078/365) • St. Patrick's Day

"May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!" ~ An Irish Blessing

...and since I spent 4 whole hours in Ireland last month, a few funny (but PG13) photos:

March 16, 2018

French Friday: Les Manèges

le 16 mars 2018 (077/365)

« Il y a quelques rencontres dans la vie où la vérité et la simplicité sont le meilleur manège du monde. » ~ Jean de La Bruyère

March 15, 2018

Little Bits of Good

March 15, 2018 (076/365)

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

The day after our schools were closed due to a security threat, students' lockers display little bits of good.
March 14, 2018

Week 11 - Composition: Negative Space

March 14, 2018 (075/365) 

"I am always searching for more light and space."  ~  Santiago Calatrava

Week 11 - COMPOSITION: Negative Space
Minimize the composition to isolate your subject. 
The composition should be simple, thereby drawing your viewer to the subject. 
#dogwoodweek11, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 • f/1.8, ISO25

March 13, 2018


March 13, 2018 (074/365)

"His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier, 
[Givenchy] is a creator of personality." ~ Audrey Hepburn 

Iconic French couturier, Hubert de Givenchy, passed away yesterday at the age of 91Givenchy's New York Times obituary states that "Mr. Givenchy was emblematic of a generation of gentlemanly designers who established their couture houses in postwar Paris, nurturing personal relationships with customers and creating entire collections with specific women in mind." The woman with whom he had the closest relationship was, of course, Audrey Hepburn. Givenchy's designs appeared in many of Audrey's most memorable films including Sabrina, Funny Face, Charade, and How to Steal a Million -- all of which are set in Paris and all of which we watched during our recent trip. In fact, we were so enamored with Audrey and Givenchy dresses that we visited the flagship atelier and I purchased this charming book.