Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Tribute

A tribute to one of the strongest, most inspiring women I have ever known. Elizabeth P. Messina
January 7, 1916-October 14, 2010

Betty Messina (94 years old) at my father-in laws, her son's 60th Birthday Party.

Week 13 Apple Blossom

An overexposed picture of our Apple tree in bloom. I just loved the dream like effect this image captured.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Week 12 The Magic of Spring

Say what you will about New England, some love it, but allot of us complain about the dramatic weather, myself included at times; but there is nothing quite like our change in seasons. I feel as though the older I get, the more magical Spring seems, year after year. Which is odd, because with most other things in life age has dissipated the magic a bit, but not with Spring. At times the beauty and energy it creates can be a bit over whelming as the colors, smells and old familiar landscapes take hold once again, familiar but also so foreign as winter slowly recedes. I am fascinated. In awe of natures wisdom and truly never tire of it's show. Spring is a time for us to open up not just our windows but ourselves, as nature dances around us in this most
glorious time of year.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Week 11 peeling back the layers

Ever since we bough our first home, Aaron and I have been talking about beginning the daunting task of taking down the wallpaper that has covered the walls (in every room). While we have lived with it for several years, we finally had enough of the stripes in the living room and were ready to take it on and make it a top priority. I think we were both terrified of starting this project and getting in over our heads with this very time consuming task, but the paper just had to go!!

To our surprise the project went as smooth as it could go.....Maya was a great help too. One of the hardest parts was actually picking a color that we all could live with. To my surprise we ended up picking a fabulous blue/gray called "ozone" and we love it!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Week 10 Lot's of Tree's.

Tree's and the super moon combine for a eerie effect.
(Below) Branches reflect the early spring light, appearing almost wet as they reach towards the sun's warming rays.

Perhaps my largest source of inspiration; trees. I absolutely am obsessed with all types of tree's. From their various silhouettes, shadows and colors all things tree's make me feel connected, rooted and refreshed.

Week 9 Best Friends for life

Sister's sharing a moment on an early spring day.

Week 8 Super Moon

This March we experienced a "super moon" and it was the perfect chance for me to practice some more lunar photography, always a rewarding yet challenging task.