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?

29 comments:

  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.

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  2. A blue elephant? How bipartisan.

    Pretty pictures.

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds9CrdY3R2M

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

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

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

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  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.)

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

    Thanks for your comment on "Inflexible"

    It made my day!

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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?

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  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.

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  14. Wow, these are really wonderful pictures.

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

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  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? ;-)

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

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  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!

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

    The elephant is great.

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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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