Week 20 - Composition: Negative Space

“I'm filling in all the negative spaces with positively everything.” - Edie Brickell

Create a powerful landscape using Negative Space. #dogwoodweek20 #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52

Create a powerful landscape using Negative Space. #dogwoodweek20 #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52

French Friday: Apéro au Meurice

le 4 octobre 2018 (278/365)

« Silence traversé au-delà quelques reflets, il y a quelqu’un derrière l’horizon mais il se fait tard allons soupers sous la spirale étroite des murmures que domine un petit jardin, ceci et cela. Le troisième acte est le plus court.  »

- Citation sur le plafond du restaurant Dali au Meurice

Half Full

September 8, 2018 (251/365) "See the glass half full...see the beauty and the hope for tomorrow." - Craig Sager 

As I wandered around the yard this afternoon, struggling to find something to photograph and lamenting the state of my garden after a week of heavy rain, I suddenly realized that my glass was actually half-full...almost!

Next Best Thing

 August 7, 2018 (219/365)

“I had [almost] forgotten how gently time passes in Paris. As lively as the city is, there’s a stillness to it, a peace that lures you in. In Paris, with a glass of wine in your hand, you can just be.” - Kristin Hannah

When you and your friend are missing Paris, lingering for hours over lunch in a café might be the next best thing.


July 30, 2018 (211/365) "The true measure of a summer well-spent is how many books you've read (and how many empty bottles are in your recycle bin)!" - N.C.

"How's your summer going?" --  It's a question that is often posed to educators who are "off" in the summertime. I have spent a lot of time at school, so one could argue that this hasn't been the greatest summer for me. However, a very wise friend has developed her own measure of a successful summer "break" that involves books and wine. By her accounting, 2018 has been quite a good summer for me. There has been a respectable quantity of rosé, unoaked Chardonnay, and lavender cider bottles in our bin throughout the summer and I have read several books -- so many that the "To Read" shelf of my Goodreads account is dwindling fast.

Here's the rundown of what I've read so far:

Any suggestions -- wine or books -- to make my summer even better?

Happy Hour

June 12, 2018 (163/365)

"Why limit happy to an hour?” - W.C. Fields • Bubble bees sipping Chardonnay [Pearls]

Week 22 - Creative: Door

May 30, 2018 (150/365)

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls." - Joseph Campbell

Week 22 - Creative: Door [A symbol of transition, a door or a gate provide a passage way.] #dogwoodweek22, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 • ƒ/2.2, 1/1172, ISO32


March 24, 2018 (083/365) • It really doesn't feel like spring, but I'm pretending it does.

"The winds of March were wild and drear that Spring, we thought, never would be here." - Arthur Hugh Clough 


February 22, 2018 (053/365) "Paris is a world meant for the walker alone, for only the pace of strolling can take in all the rich (if muted) detail." - Edmund White

[...and after 25,323 steps, 10 miles, and 13 flights of stairs, these walkers earned a lovely glass of rosé and a macaron or two in this charming café.

Pink Champagne

February 18, 2018 (049/365) • National Drink Wine Day

“Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and there are better days around the corner.” - Marlene Dietrich

Who can resist pink Champagne? Especially when it comes with its own purse?