it’s what you see

I typically see this telephone line as an eyesore. But for this moment, I chose to look at it from a different perspective.

Inspiration is where you find it.

blog072915_telephone-wire206/365: land line / sky line

progress

A scene from our property line. I am delighted to say that this used to be a bare chainlink fence.

blog072115_fence with vines198/365: property line/good fences

paint it black

The deck make-over took over much of my time & energy last week. It isn’t really black but such a very dark gray that it still convey all of black’s modern swagger. It’s a dramatic transformation from the beat-up cedar finish and I couldn’t be happier with the change. Well worth the sweat. Now comes the fun part: living outdoors as much as possible till the snow flies…

blog062615_deck at golden hour174/365: black deck, golden hour

everyday still life

This feels like a good companion to a post I created during my last 365 project nearly two years ago: art of everyday life.

Nothing is more intimate (and more overlooked) than the objects we handle every day. These stalwarts exude a simple beauty, weathering the rituals of our days and bearing the marks of our journeys.

blog060915_still-life-with-bowls-&-plates157/365: still life with plates & bowls

09.09.13 doggie in the window

I grew up singing ‘How much is that doggie in the window?” and wanting to buy every one I saw.  I’m not sure that puppies in windows even exist these days – a good thing, no doubt. But I can’t wait to find the one with just the right waggly tail.

And I do hope that dog is for sale.

blog090913_ceramic dogs252/365: ceramic dogs

08.29.13 days of wine & roses

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:

Out of a misty dream

Our path emerges for a while, then closes

Within a dream.

from ‘Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam’ by Ernest Dowson

blog082913_lamps and flowers241/365: lamplight and flowers

07.11.13 sweet home

My parents yard looks like a park with big trees, a sprawling lawn, and flower gardens everywhere. My mom is great at bringing the fresh flowers inside and placing them in nearly every room of the house; it’s one of the many ways she makes things beautiful.

blog071113_daylilycenterpiece192/365: daylilies on the table