Thursday, March 31, 2011

giveaway winners

Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and birthday wishes, both here and on facebook and flickr.  You really know how to make a girl feel loved!

I pulled the names out of my one and only hat for the just because giveaway, and here are the lucky recipients:

The Robert Frank book goes to: Michel of Wishful Thinking

The photo album goes to:  Pam of Sidewalk Shoes

The notecards go to:  Leaf on a Tree of Close Your Eyes and Jump

Congratulations, ladies, and thanks so much for following along on my photo adventures! 

I will try and contact you tonight, but if you want to send me an email with your mailing address before then, that will help set things in motion.

Happy Thursday, everyone!  xo

Monday, March 28, 2011

the 53 project : week 14

Goodnight, sweet prince.



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

the 53 project : week 13

This Saturday we all gazed in wonder at the huge, full super moon -- the third full moon since the winter solstice, making it the also the Lenten moon, the sap moon, the crow moon, the worm moon.

I, of course, being oblivious to things that everyone else in the world knows about, went out a few nights before the true full moon, and thought "my goodness, what a nice moon!"  So I took some shots slithering on my belly and lying on my back in amongst the grassy, shrubby cranberry bogs down the road. 

And then the next day I read about the coming of the super moon in the paper.  But I liked these shots so much that I didn't take any more.  I like my semi-super, almost-full moon just as well.

Moon river, wider than a mile.....   Well, this little stream was actually about 2 feet across, but it makes the perfect mirror for a lovely moonlit sky.

Don't forget to stop by and leave a comment on my just because giveaway post -- you have till midnight on March 30th (aka my 53rd birthday) to leave a comment and maybe -- just maybe -- get a lovely little gift in return.

Happy week, everyone.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

just because

Because it's almost my birthday...
And because it's almost spring...

And because you have all been so sweet and wonderful to read this blog every week...
And because the world is round, the wind is high, and the sky is blue...

I'd like to give you a little something back for all you've given to me.
Leave a comment here anytime through March 30th (the big day) at 12 midnight, 
and you might be the recipient of one of these lovely gifts:

 A copy of Looking In : Robert Frank's Americans, "widely celebrated 
as the most important photography book since World War II."

 The sweetest little photo album east of the Mississippi.

A collection of 4 notecards by yours truly.

I will draw three winning names, and post the names here on March 31st.  
Please make sure your name links back to your email address, 
so that I'll have a way to contact you.

If you leave a comment AND become (or already are) a follower, 
you'll get your name entered twice for the drawing.  Whee!  Now it's getting exciting!

To become a follower, click on that little button over on the right-hand sidebar, 
(the one that says FOLLOW), follow the instructions,
and let us all see your nice face. 

Winners will be chosen completely at random, 
using the scribble-names-on-little-scraps-of-paper-and-pull-them-out-of-a-sweaty-old-hat method.

I am truly grateful to all of you for following along on this photo adventure.
And for those of you who also followed my 365 project last year, you deserve a medal.  
You have helped me grow as an artist, and it's been 
a pleasure to get to know all my fellow photographers and bloggers...
I've so enjoyed seeing your work and artistry. 
Thank you from the bottom of my overflowing heart.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

the 53 project : week 12

A long walk on Long Beach on a windy still-chilly day is guaranteed to clear the winter from your soul.

Soon enough, the beach will be filled with people, and the mermaid won't have to swim alone.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

the 53 project : week 11

Wind.  Rain.  Sun.  Bitter cold.  Above freezing.  Mid-forties.  Partly cloudy.  Gale force winds.  Bright blue skies.  Scattered snow flurries.

It's March on Olde Cape Cod.

 It makes me think of the old SNL riff by John Belushi....

Well, another winter is almost over and March true to form has come in like a lion, and hopefully will go out like a lamb. At least that's how March works here in the United States.

But did you know that March behaves differently in other countries? In Norway, for example, March comes in like a polar bear and goes out like a walrus. Or, take the case of Honduras where March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a salt marsh harvest mouse.

Let's compare this to the Maldive Islands where March comes in like a wildebeest and goes out like an ant. A tiny, little ant about this big. 

Unlike the Malay Peninsula where March comes in like a worm-eating fernbird and goes out like a worm-eating fernbird. In fact, their whole year is like a worm-eating fernbird. 

Or consider the Republic of South Africa where March comes in like a lion and goes out like a different lion. Like one has a mane, and one doesn't have a mane. Or in certain parts of South America where March swims in like a sea otter, and then it slithers out like a giant anaconda. There you can buy land real cheap, you know? 

And there's a country where March hops in like a kangaroo, and stays a kangaroo for a while, and then it becomes a slightly smaller kangaroo. Then, then, then for a couple of days it's sort of a cross between a, a frilled lizard and a common house cat....

And so it goes.  Happy March!