“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


Trees in the Mirror

From the in the car, in the rain photo shoot 2 or 3 days ago.

I used it yesterday as part of my sad-for-myself/art post, and never even talked about it. Never said a word about how much I fell in love with those hazy, rainy, skeleton trees in the sideview mirror, the only shot where the trees appeared; it's all raindrops in the other images. It's that moment I strive to paint, so still, but a deceptive stillness, there's movement all around, I sense it, but those trees seem part of a different landscape, quite ghostlike, removed from the rain. I continue to work on bringing my painting aesthetic into my photos; the less I worry about it, the easier it becomes, or perhaps I've just grown more comfortable with the camera. Whatever the reason, however I am getting there, I am getting there.
short & sweet


  1. oh you are there, that looks so much like your paintings...it's simply gorgeous, and something that most people would completely overlook...

  2. I *heart* this photo - wish I had taken it! :)

  3. There's a whole subset of photos that I didn't realize I loved taking and that's inadvertent reflections (windows, random mirrors, chrome). This is a truly fine example. I love the trees. It was the first thing I noticed.

  4. I think I need a tattoo of that on my forehead...
    "I am getting there"

  5. I agree with Beth... I need to tatoo it, or stick it to my head somehow. xxVicki

  6. Getting there...hmmmmm...not sure if I ever will. But I love your words and the imagery of your post today...

  7. what is it about the trees .. they mesmerize me!

  8. dreamy photo.
    beautifully descriptive words.

  9. Your photos always have such a painterly quality. This one more than most. You find the magic in the most wonderful of ordinary.

  10. Getting there? You have always been there. Since I have known you...finding the beautiful in the ordinary..making the details of your life look like a painting.

    I LOVE this picture.
    Love it.
    Not only the trees in the mirror, but the one in the background as well. Beautiful colour wash. Like a painting.


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