To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only under ground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
Life in itself
Is nothing,
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.

Daily Project: Week 26

Spring is coming, even though it’s still cold in Michigan. This marks the end of the first half of my daily project, begun October 1. I’ve missed more than I’ve shot, but at least it’s made me think about my camera more. With signs of Spring beginning to show, perhaps the second half can be more productive than the first!

Follow our circle to Andria.



Daily Project: Week 19

I’ve got a great group of women to encourage me to drag my camera out and oh, actually photograph things. They look for me when I slack off, and cheer when I participate. It’s truly lovely to be part of a mini community like we have. We started in October, and plan on a year of shooting. I’m far more hit and miss than I’d like, but I’m shooting, and I’m trying to learn to take better photos.¬†Follow the circle to Andria¬†next!

Pet Store Trip
Caption: Getting ready to go into the pet store
Title: Pet Store Trip

New Harness
Title: New Harness

Playing the Violin
Title: Playing the Violin

Highland Dancers
Title: Highland Dancers

So... Tired...
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Title: So... Tired...

Grumpy Girl
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Title: Grumpy Girl

Daily Project Week 18

Every week, a group of very talented photographers and I encourage each other with our year-long projects. Follow our circle around to Pamela for her photos from this past week.

I’ll be updating this post with more photos, but can only add the week’s mobile photos at the moment.

I’m trying really hard to get my photography project back on a regular track. Next week should have a more organized post!

Colored pencils


“I’m drawing a portrait of you, Lily! Stay still!”


puppy toes



Mackinac Bridge

It’s time to take another stab at blogging my photos – that is, it’s time to start taking photos properly again, and then blogging them.

I have a number of old posts from my previous blog installation that I may move over in time.