Week 50 - Composition: Golden Ratio

(344/365) “When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.” - Ella Woodward

Glitter Gold Latte at  Goddess and the Baker

Glitter Gold Latte at Goddess and the Baker

Often called Fibonacci, the spiral leads the viewers eye to the subject, compose your image using the Golden Ratio. #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek50

Golden Autumn


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"The time of the falling leaves has come again. Once more on our morning walk, we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds and the rains...How full of light and color are their last days in October...the whole body of air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light that they have been absorbing all summer." - John Burroughs, "The Falling Leaves" 


Christmas Presence

December 24, 2017 (358/365)

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."

- Burton Hillis

I really miss my Mom today. Christmas Eve was her favorite day of the year. But she is here in our hearts and in the packages that are wrapped in paper that she chose for us.

Spring Green

April 25, 2017 (115/365)

"Nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; but only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, so dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay." - Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay


December 30, 2014 (364/365): "Hope"

(#decemberphotochallenge Day 30: Your Winter Wonderland)

I had hoped for a white Christmas, but no luck. Today it's definitely cold enough to snow (subzero wind chills). If we can't have a winter wonderland outside, I can enjoy this one. It was a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law. The colors caught my eye since she decorates in gold for the holidays, but what I loved best is the message: "Give a Little Hope: Portions of the proceeds from this item benefit shelters across the county. It is our belief that everyone deserves a safe and dignified place to call home. In the true spirit of the season, we have partnered with shelters for the Give a Little Hope Campaign to provide temporary and long-term shelter for youth and families." ~ Pottery Barn.