“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

4.01.2009

White Hearts

These leaves remind me of Susanna's wonderful, wonderful image of black hearts, of which I have a copy, thank you very much, Miss Susanna, and on the very next day after the photograph showed up in the mail to make me happy, happy, I awoke to find a small package wrapped in green paper propped against my front door - teeny heart candles on toothpicks, which just perfectly, perfectly match the black heart image. From the lovely, lovely Katie who knew nothing about Susanna's hearts.

I have had this image for a while, but could not figure out how to make it look like what I felt when I saw the leaves. But I am in painter mode now, not photographer mode, and as such I have no respect at all for the purity of an image, and am able to manipulate it to my vision with no guilt whatsoever.

Shameless.
dear God, I hated Garth Brooks' singing that song, holding that rose

7 comments:

  1. Oh. I do love that image of Susanna's. And, this one of yours. Go on being shameless. We love it.

    And we were just "speaking" of just because gifts...

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  2. There are far worse things to feel "shameless" about! Don't blow away in this wind!
    Brenda

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  3. i am so happy to hear you are on this shameless roll!
    xoxox

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  4. This is a gorgeous photo. So lovely! And mysterious. And wonderful.

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  5. Throw the guilt out for good! There is no place for it here.
    Your images are as pure as your heart.

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  6. Wonderful photo. Love your blog.

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