DAILY PROMPTS: SUNSHINE LESSENED BY SUMMER LEAVES IS DAPPLED – Marilyn Armstrong

#FOWC - SUNSHINE LESSENED BY SUMMER #RDP - CREATES TREES AND PATHS DAPPLED IN LIGHT I am not confused by the dappling of the paths and lawns. That's the way the shady part of summertime looks. My problem is entirely grammatical. Sunshine lessened through summer leaves IS or ARE dappled? I keep thinking the "sunshine" … Continue reading DAILY PROMPTS: SUNSHINE LESSENED BY SUMMER LEAVES IS DAPPLED – Marilyn Armstrong

JAPANESE MAPLE – FROM BABY TO TEENAGER

The Japanese maple in our garden came home in our car from its birthplace in Maryland. It was just a sprig, planted in a bucket. Eleven years later … It’s a real tree now. Not entirely grown up. More like a leggy adolescent. But still, it's a long way from its bucket days. Because so … Continue reading JAPANESE MAPLE – FROM BABY TO TEENAGER

KOMOREBI AND BOKEH: JAPANESE – THE PHOTOGRAPHY LANGUAGE

When talking about photography, English doesn't cut it. As it turns out, Japanese does. The Japanese have a word for everything, it seems. I just learned "komorebi." It means "sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees," and by extension, the natural filtering of light through anything. Like glass or curtains, for example. It's just the word I've needed. … Continue reading KOMOREBI AND BOKEH: JAPANESE – THE PHOTOGRAPHY LANGUAGE

THE GOLDEN HOUR IS JUST 15 GLORIOUS MINUTES

The "Golden Hour" is a misnomer. It doesn't last even close to an hour. Sometimes, if you are lucky, it lasts a full quarter of an hour before it's gone. It's that time of day which we also call "twilight." At the end of the afternoon, but before sunset. It is that time when the … Continue reading THE GOLDEN HOUR IS JUST 15 GLORIOUS MINUTES

LATE AFTERNOON SUNLIGHT – CEE’S ODDBALL PHOTO CHALLENGE

CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE: 2016 WEEK 13 I have a few interesting pictures for this week's entry. It rained most of the week and The Cold That Never Ends left me with very little energy to venture out. There are always pictures to take. As the season advances, the light is changing, bringing the … Continue reading LATE AFTERNOON SUNLIGHT – CEE’S ODDBALL PHOTO CHALLENGE