Saturday, December 31, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
What could be more precious than being invited for coffee and cookies with sweet friends during the week of Christmas? And how wonderful when those friends allow you to bring along a camera ....
Can you hear the sound of "Silent Night" being played so beautifully on the piano? This last collage brings back memories of my own childhood, when just about every waking moment at home was spent at my piano.
Wishing everyone the most blessed Christmas ever!
Collages made in Picasa. Click on photos to enlarge for better viewing. Digital art made from vintage postcards.
Posted by Frances at 4:09 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2011
(photo taken about two miles from my home .... click to enlarge)
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I love photographing houses .... old ones, new ones, cottage, country, farmhouse ... it doesn't matter. There are ones that speak more strongly than others, however. This one reminds me of a home belonging to my mother's sister (Aunt B.) many years ago, when I was a young child. I adore the vintage-style awnings ... the dormers ... the door to the right that looks as if it leads into a sun porch ... the country setting ... even the clouds that were so lovely on this day of traveling the Eastern Shore's back roads. I even love the shadows on the front lawn, cast there by large groves of trees.
And further down the road, on the outskirts of Oxford, we turned onto a lane leading to an old cemetery. Across the pond that encircled the cemetery stands this wondrous estate. I wonder if the people who live there glance towards the cemetery and ponder eternity.
(click on photos to view larger and to enjoy details not otherwise seen)
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I rode to Berlin a couple of weeks ago, parked the car and walked the sidewalks. Here are a few things that captured my eye ...
I love the quaint, small-town feel. I was happy these sidewalks were not full to overflowing on this particular day. I tried to visit the town one day during the summer and couldn't find a place to park the vehicle, thanks to the Ocean City tourists.
Loving this style of home with the large front porch and the welcoming wreath on the front door and the lace curtains in the windows ...
Little birds were visiting, too ..
Fallings from the trees ...
I like this smaller house on the small hill .... but the highlight of this spot was the morning glory vine draping one corner of the wall ...
Don't you love that name .... morning glory?
The tallest daisies I've ever seen ...
Golden leaves ....
Unique weather vanes and lightning rods ...
More lacey windows ...
and even more little birds .... loving the one coming in for a landing
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Friday, November 11, 2011
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