March 2019 in Pictures

“By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again." - Neil Gaiman

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January was blue , February was rosy , and as much as I would like March to be green, it just isn’t very verdant in Wisconsin these days. Happily, it was already spring in Paris while I was there a few weeks ago. So enjoy this lovely month, also known as février.

Week 11 - Composition: Fill the Frame with One Color

“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!” - Old Irish Blessing. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek11 #filltheframe

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek11 #filltheframe

Trimming the Tree

(353/365)

raindrops on pine needles

“And the needles of the pine trees, freshly washed to a deep, rich green, shimmered with droplets that blinked like clear crystals.” - Billie Letts

Week 38 - Technical: Focus Stacking

September 16, 2018 (259/365) • Week 38 - Technical: Focus Stacking

"Clarity affords focus." - Thomas Leonard #dogwoodweek38, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 🐸

Inchworm 🐛 Earworm

September 10, 2018 (253/365)

ear·worm (noun, informal): a catchy song or tune that runs continually through a person's mind.

"Two and two are four; Four and four are eight; Eight and eight are sixteen; Sixteen and sixteen are thirty two

Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds; You and your arithmetic, you'll probably go far

Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds; Seems to me you'd stop and see, how beautiful they are!"

Perfect Sincerity and Transparency

August 23, 2018 (235/365)

"Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty, as in dewdrops, lakes, and diamonds."

- Henry David Thoreau

Sparkle

August 6, 2018 (218/365) "Rain is Nature's way of adding sparkle" - Evangeline Duran Fuentes

Lily Pads

June 20, 2018 (171/365)

"Faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers from what seemed like one safe place to another.  Like lily pads, round and green, these places summoned and then held me up while I grew..." - Anne Lamott

Week 25 - Technical: Starburst

June 18, 2018 (169/365) • Week 24 - Technical: Starburst

[Create a very strong focal point and add an entirely new dimension of interest to your image using a starburst.] #dogwoodweek25, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 • ƒ/22, 1/15, ISO100

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Ivy League Aspirations

 June 9, 2018 (160/365)

"None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony, or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots."

- Thurgood Marshall