Monday, January 25, 2010


Or "grey" if you're British.

Today was a gray, gray day. Devoid of all color except for the color of rain. And wind.

I was snuggled with the girls and reading Blizzard of the Blue Moon (Magic Tree House series) out loud. I glanced up and was caught. The trees outside looked...ethereal. This sounds ridiculous. But really. They were evocative of so many unnamed emotions. I tried to wrestle my attention back to the book, but after a few pages, I leapt to my feet and ran for my camera. (I read the girls a couple more chapters afterwards. They were very forgiving.)

Here are a few of my attempts. (Disclaimer: I love photography. However, I've had no formal training and really no informal training. In other words, I'm as ignorant as dirt. If I sound like I know what I'm doing, well, it's just an accident.)

The last is my favorite of the moment. It's shot at 1600 ISO and reminds me a little of an Edward Gorey. One day, when I'm feeling particularly brave, I should toss my photos up on Flickr and run them through some critiques.


  1. Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your blog. My DH and I found it last night when we were reading the GW kitchen forum. Very enjoyable writing style and points of view.... thanks!
    Stacey (staceyneil on GW bathrooms and kitchens...)

  2. Thanks, Stacey! I love the choices that you guys made in your kitchen, mudroom, bath. You're one of my inspirations!

  3. I finally got a chance to look at these full screen. The bottom one came out great!


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