“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


no expectations - just sky

last weekend i saw the first red dragonfly of the year.

yesterday was rainy skies but this morning we are back to blue and hot. i am caught up on things, on life, all articles-to-be-written written, all work-due-out out, and the summer seems suddenly a road into the distance, days of freedom a possibility, 3 day weekends starting today, a camera with no expectations, empty, waiting to be filled.

me too.
here i go down that road to see what's there.


  1. yum....that photo !

    and getting caught up leaves me feeling a bit like....now what....except when it's summer.....

    oh summer i adore you !

  2. How delightful to have summer before you full of possibilities and a camera. I know we will relish what you see through the eye of your camera.

  3. I want to be there, I need to be there. Right now, today, I feel like I will never be caught up. That photo makes me feel a little bit like it's possible...enjoy, enjoy your freedom! I can't wait to see what you come back with...

  4. fantastic image with a feeling of freedom.
    a camera in hand, with no expectations - that's the way it should be. i think i've been trying too hard with mine -i'm frustrated daily with my images
    3 day weekends would be nice. enjoy!

  5. Oh! I love that photo, the colors are so soothing to me!
    Also love the idea of you w/ 3 day weekends to sllep in, drive around & take beautiful photos!!

  6. a very special blue ..a very special journey

  7. Sounds like the perfect way to start summer!! Love the image. Such exquisite colors!!

  8. ooohhh, this must be a beautiful, beautiful feeling.

  9. Your photo - wow. The horizon ... well ... kind of. The eye creates all horizons, I guess.

    Happy summer. xx

  10. I used to think that spring (TX wildflowers) and fall (harvest in the Pacific NW) were my favorite seasons, but lately I find myself thinking of summer with great passion and longing. All those gold, seemingly endless days--days spent on the road with my husband and my camera exploring, discovering, falling in love with the world. I am right there with you, dear friend, eager to make that journey.

  11. I can't wait for this moment to be true for me too...I have another month and a half before life slows down...August is MINE baby.

  12. That photo looks just like a painting. In fact, at first I thought it was one of your paintings.


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