Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Is it spring yet?

 I don't know about where you live, but here in Upstate New York we've had a long, cold, snowy winter and I'm going to THINK SPRING!  Though the snow is mostly melted, the flowers haven't had a chance in this cold weather to begin to show any color.  So while I wait for Mother Nature to do her thing and warm up, I'm going to surround myself with some photos of springs past.  I hope it lifts your spirits as well!  My camera and I can't wait for the mud brown and dirty snow to be replaced by the wonderful greens, yellows, oranges, purples and red of spring flowers!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Looking for French country kitchen ideas?

 Are you planning to remodel your kitchen with a French Country look?  Perhaps some photos of mouth watering fruits and neatly displayed navettes will bring the sights of Provence into your decor.  These photos were taken around the market square at a weekday market in the town of Aix-en-Provence,  the capital city in Provence in the south of France.  There is something about the simple presentation of the produce in the French market square that shows a design elegance. The baskets, the signage, and the colors all bring to mind the sounds and smells of a fresh air market square.   Frame them together, or frame each separately and group them on a wall.  Bring a little of France into your kitchen!  Open a bottle of wine, gather around the table for a fashionably late dinner with friends and family, and enjoy! 




Saturday, March 19, 2011

Winter

 Foggy Trees at Mendon Ponds Park, NY


 Mendon Ponds fence


Snow fence


 Frozen branches


Footprints in the snow


 Wagon in the snow, Mendon Ponds Park, NY


 Fishers Park bridge


Canandaigua Lake

Autumn

Old Sandwich Rd. in Plymouth MA


 Jim Thorpe, PA train station


 Lonesome Tree


Spider Web


 Full circle


 Seneca Lake pier in Watkins Glen

 Devil's Bathtub, Mendon Ponds Park, NY


Grapes ready for picking on the Finger Lakes Wine Trail

Barns

Through the barn window

Late afternoon sunset

Field of sunflowers

Stone barn

Barn in winter

Bristol Hills barn

 Barn with snowy tree


Botanicals

Milk Weed pods ready to burst

Fungus on tree trunk

Marlene's day lily

Balloon flower