“If you're skating on thin ice, you might as well dance.” - Anita Shreve [Or take pictures! - MLH]

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icy branches


“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” - John Steinbeck

frozen branches

What a Character!

October 11, 2018 (284/365)

"As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people." - Joseph B. Wirthlin

This rainy week has certainly been a character-builder, but orange you glad it isn't raining today? 🤣

A Good [Week] for Ducks

October 8, 2018 (281/365)

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 41 - Composition: Rule of Odds

October 7, 2018 (280/365) • Week 41: Rule of Odds #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek41

"...the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog." - Om Malik 

Stormy Weather

July 1, 2018 (182/365)

"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." - Willa Cather

May Showers

May 2, 2018 (122/365)

"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." - Mark Twain

Il pleure dans mon cœur...

le 2 mars 2018 (061/365) 

« Il pleure dans mon coeur comme il pleut sur la ville. Quelle est cette langueur qui pénêtre mon coeur ? O bruit doux de la pluie par terre et sur les toits! Pour un coeur qui s’ennuie, O le chant de la pluie! » - Baudelaire

I have to disagree that "Paris is the most beautiful in the rain." (Midnight in Paris), but I can't help feeling a little be sad to leave this beautiful city. It will be good to be home and I know I'll be back!

La Neige sur Paris

le premier mars 2018 (060/365) « Quand mars commence en lion, il finit comme un mouton. »

It has been unseasonably cold in Paris these past few days and, last night, it snowed about one inch. At home, an inch would hardly be noticed, but here in Europe, a little snow is a big deal. In fact, our flight from Paris to Dublin tomorrow afternoon has already been cancelled. The good news is that we got on a good ole American flight directly from Paris to Chicago and will be home about six hours earlier than planned. It's wonderful to visit the places you love, but there's no place like home!

Week 4 - Creative: Quiet Moment

January 21, 2018 (021/365) • Peace Like a River

“...something as hopeful and sudden as a January thaw...” - Leif Enger, Peace Like a River

Week 4 - CREATIVE: A Quiet Moment [Peace. Serenity. Tranquility. Convey a quiet moment.] #dogwoodweek4, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 • f/2.4, 1/400, ISO16

Scenes from our walk on a 50º January day