Tulsa Time

Fall in Connecticut is in full swing but  we just flew into Tulsa this afternoon.  Got off the plane and it was 85 degrees. Summer reset.
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Say Goodbye to Summer

I finally got outside to fertilize the azaleas and put my last “discount plant” finds in the ground. Of course, that meant bulbs, watering and chips too. After a couple hours racing around, I realized I’d pretty much failed “being in the moment”. I tried. Got a lot done though.
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Happy Endings

For the paper wasps not so much. A happy ending to the growing season for the dahlia tubers- ready to come inside. That’s one of their dahlias on the right. I was amazed at the wasp nest. It hung very high overhead on a tree branch in the backyard getting bigger by the minute until one day the crows discovered it. They attacked it, tore it from the tree and devoured what they found. We were hiding inside the house (totally gleeful because they did such a good job, had a great meal, AND we didn’t have to do it
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Monster Colors

Everybody looks for the wonderfully weird when Halloween rolls around. And if  you can’t find it you make it up.This photo was of an aging tulip I shot a couple years ago. A pumpkin wanna be!
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Leaf Lights in Autumn

The sun is absolutely golden this time of year. I went out late this afternoon to shoot around and realized I had some prep work to do (raking the beds) and was a little too late to capture the pretty light traveling through the leaves.
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The Business of Art

Did you ever hear someone say, “Wow, your art is so great, you should sell it.. people will be crazy about it. Some say, “Be smart and for sure, don’t leave your day job!”
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Color, Glorious Colors

Autumn colors are unique in their unmatched intensity of hues. Gold and reds are luminous when bathed in a bright and chilly late afternoon. This dahlia was languishing on the dining room table- drooping, petal ends fast discoloring – until I carried it outside to the garden once again. It’s where I prefer to shoot- in natural light. Color is so subjective. It’s one of the things I enjoy about shooting outside. Every second brings color changes with light, angles or settings. I struggle with equipment- moving a lot -with little regard for circumstance. Happily this time of year, most
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Dreams Really Do Come True

It’s 75 years since “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was written for the Wizard of Oz. The song by Harold Arlen with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg won the Academy award for best original song and became a signature song for Judy Garland.
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Morning Glory

Morning is a time of day-even though it’s still pretty dark at midnight. As usual, I got caught up in doing the right things and laboring over the latest quality control efforts. Got a bunch done but didn’t quite make it to creative stuff until waaay too late.
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