Saturday, August 28, 2010

Open Your Eyes Open Your Ears

The inspiration for this post's title comes from Jen's Realia who says "Pay attention - there's a story wherever you go."

Yesterday I used up most of my words
So today I keep it simple.
Someone told me to leave the house.  Thanks, Someone, who is kind of turning into a mentor.  I know this isn't exactly what you meant, but it's a start.  Something different.  Like this to go with it.

I finally picked up my camera and stepped outside. (You can click on any of the images to see them better.)

And I didn't even have to leave the yard!

Have a great weekend, lovers.  What's up your sleeve?


  1. Beautiful photos. Have a great weekend, yourself. I'm so thoroughly enthralled with mine I could shiver. In fact, I don't want to go back to work on Sunday night because I enjoy being home so much.

    Damn money. Of course, then, like you, I wouldn't get too far outside my own yard, really.

  2. A blue elephant? How bipartisan.

    Pretty pictures.

  3. Remember Van Cliburn? He was quite the phenom when I was in High School.

  4. Ah, so you are a writer AND a photographer. Now that's hardly fair I think~~taking up all the talent like that ;~)

  5. What a beautiful way to clear the mind. Lovely music and pics!

  6. They turned out beautifully. They say alot without words.

  7. Wow... you could probably guess such a post would be right up my alley, Lisa. Nice shots. I enjoyed the series very much, and I'm glad the outing gave you a change of perspective.

    (I almost just wrote that last in French. I know you are a fellow francophile. Would that annoy you? If not, Je suis contente que tu as pu te changer les idees.)

  8. Your first one--the drips--is amazing!

    Thanks for your comment on "Inflexible"

    It made my day!

  9. That was neat. Thanks. Definitely thanks for the Rachmaninoff. Sometimes I need that.

    I'm taking my camera out now, although I will probably not be shooting anything in nature

  10. I love when I just can relax into the moment and really see around me.

    Thanks for showing us such beautiful photos of what you saw in the moment.

  11. Such beautful summer pictures. Loved them all.You are so right, you can find inspiration in everything and everyone.

  12. Geoffrey - Thank you. I hope you enjoyed your time off!

    Will - I'm hardly worthy of that, but sure!

    Randal - The elephant is a ruse. It's really a donkey in disguise.

    Que - Thank you, kind sir.

    elissa - Thanks!

    drydiggins - I do remember Van Cliburn. I was torn between using his version and the one I posted.

    Liberality - Aw, you're making me blush.

    kkryno - Thank you. I needed to cleanse the brain a little.

    idgtm - I appreciate that very much.

    Meredith - Tu peux m'écrire en français en tout temps. J'ai besoin de la pratique. Et merci. J'ai pensé à toi quand j'ai pris ces photos.

    Ann - Thank you so much! That one is my favorite. And your post still has me chuckling as I stand next to my laundry hamper.

    D. - You are welcome. So what kind of photos did you get?

    Pseudo - Me, too. This was a little half hour of mental vacation.

    Miss Healthy Pants - Thanks! I know you know photos.

    Saorise - Thank you. And we just have to be open to it, don't we?

  13. Those are fabulous pictures, Lisa! I wished (again) I'd remembered my camera on my morning power walk, but my eye is lousy--I just occasionally see cool stuff. Looks like you've got the eye, too.

  14. Wow, these are really wonderful pictures.

  15. Is that succulent a sedum? It is my favorite. The color!

  16. Lisa, you are clearly multi-talented. Thise pics are great! But did you know you have a Republican in the next to last one? ;-)

  17. I particularly love the dew one. Intriguing and lovely. Like you!

  18. Great shots - it IS amazing what's under our noses. It still takes an eye, though, to know how to compose it, to frame it...

    And where did you get that blue elephant!!!!???? I want one!

  19. So pretty! I love all these photos. Yes, sometimes one act gets us unstuck.

    The elephant is great.

  20. Gorgeous photos. You have some real talent. :)

  21. Aw, I'm honoured my tagline inspired a post! And a wonderful post indeed - I love every bit of it. I have a feeling you approached the weekend in the same fashion I did.

  22. Lisa, you are so talented and I love the Rachmaninoff!

    Also, thank you for the link to your mentor. Very nice writing.

  23. You have a great eye. Really fabulous framing. I think you need to take more photos more often. Just saying.


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