Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Use the creative process - singing, writing, art, dance, whatever - to get to know yourself better." ~ Catie Curtis

I have posted here many times about the process of creating things. I can remember watching Mister Rogers with my little sisters, and later again with my son, and always being intrigued by the segments that showed how things were made. That interest has never changed. Below is a video capturing yet another gorgeous example of creation. I just love it!

For more examples of this, and other types of clay pottery, the book below is offered by Amazon.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

“Life is a full circle, widening until it joins the circle motions of the infinite.” ~ Anaïs Nin

So, I did manage to get some closer shots of one of our visiting hawks. He (she?) had just captured something (upon zooming in on one photo, fuzzy though it was, it appeared to be a mole or a mouse). One thing that happens to me as I am shooting pictures, is that I often times get caught up in the excitement of what I'm shooting, and neglect to adjust the setting on my camera. Such was the case this time, and what would have been wonderful motion shots came out as a blur. Such is life. In any case, I think that I still got some pretty great shots - hard to mess up with such a magnificent subject!

Very cool...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"What tumbling cloud did you cleave, Yellow-eyed hawk of the mind, ..." ~ William Butler Yeats

By the time we had returned home from Florida, we had been gone a little over two weeks. When I opened the door to our deck for the first time since we were back, I could tell that our summer hawks had returned in our absence! The raucous screeching was quite something! To-date, I have only seen them at a distance, with the closest being our next-door-neighbor's yard.

I believe that the three pictured below are juveniles - and it was a treat to see all three at the same time!

I hope to get some closer (sharper) photos in the future. I'll keep you posted!