Abstracts from Life

I find water, rocks and cactus to be very natural abstract forms. Water is always intriguing, changing form and affecting everything it touches. Rocks are just amazing in the diversity of shape, size, color and texture that they come in. And cactus are just mystifying. What a strange world we live in; it’s all abstract…

Refreshing Landscape

This week I am combining themes. Landscape from the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and Refreshing from Where’s My Backpack’s Weekly Travel Theme. These two ideas fit perfectly with my current mood and thoughts. The recent trip to Arizona still fresh in my mind, while here in New Hampshire the weather is drizzly, and has moved…

Half Light in the Wild West

On my trip west last Fall, one of my favorite parts was viewing the sunsets. Especially in southern New Mexico and Arizona where these photos were taken. It seemed like there was never a place to stop, so these photos were taken with my phone while my daughter (or her now husband) were driving. My…

Happy Autumn Blues

You never know what Autumn will be like here in always unpredictable New Hampshire. Will we have an Indian summer? When will the first frost come? Will it be a rainy or dry season? will the colors be vivid and how long will they last? How long can we hold out before turning on the…

Only Yellow Tulips

Every spring a little patch of red and yellow tulips pop up in my backyard. I didn’t plant them, perhaps it was the previous owner. Regardless of the years, the weeds, the fall leaves that never get raked in that part of the yard, they manage to find their way through. This year I found…

White Night

It snowed a bit last night, or was it the night before? One snowfall runs into the next and it’s hard to remember as the days and weeks go by. I get tired of the snow, but I never tire of it’s beauty. How can something that causes so much trouble and pain be so…

For Rose Lovers

Here they are blooming away! All that heat and rain last week worked it’s magic and the little beauties started popping on Monday. I decided to wait a couple days to catch some full blooms. This is one bush with crazy long branches so they are all over the place. I hope you enjoy them…

The Hot Weekend

It was so hot, sweat trickled down as our bodies moved slowly and our breath became labored… No, not that kind of hot! I mean it was 95 degrees in the shade with 100% humidity on Saturday as we visited our daughter at Union College this past weekend. The weather was one of those drastic…