If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Flowers on a Garden Bed - day 237

I have found, when you live in the mountains, sometimes you have to make your own reminders of Spring.  I totally loved this.  It is an old metal bedframe, painted purple, and white pretend flowers tied onto it.  I thought the concept was unique and uplifting.  A real positive attitude for the coming season. 

There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things.

We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us -- how we can take it, what we do with it -- and that is what really counts in the end. How to take the raw stuff of life and make it a thing of worth and beauty -- that is the test of living.--Joseph Fort Newton


  1. Patty Ann...I love the quote at the end...attitude is everything! I tell that to my students all the time; especially when they come in and tell me they've had a bad day...no, you had a bad moment but you can move on from here! That's what I tell them and it frees them up to move on...
    thanks for lovely reminders here today@!

  2. Lovely photos. Love the quote. Thanks!:))

  3. I've seen a couple of versions of "the flower bed". I like a bit of literalness now and again.