Monday, April 26, 2010

Tulips galore!

I just returned from a canal cruise in the Netherlands and Belgium and especially enjoyed the tulips and daffodils at Keukenhof gardens near Amsterdam. The weather was lovely, with sun almost every day. The flowers glowed! I also visited the flower auction in Aalsmeer, which was incredible to see.

The architecture, canals, and numerous bicycles were very charming in the cities visited. What a wealth of photographic opportunities were provided by the trip!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Moosewood Art show walls

I had lunch at Moosewood in Ithaca last week...yummy...and took pictures of my exhibit on the walls. The wall color was especially supportive of the colors in my images, so it all looked very festive and handsome. If you live in Ithaca, the restaurant is warm and friendly with delicious food.

Monday, April 12, 2010

"Pets" in the Garden

I entered this photo in a contest for "Pets" in the garden. Since I do not have any personal pets, this deer seemed as close as I could get. In Ithaca, we have a considerable deer problem with them multiplying by the year. Many are malnourished, but they ravage gardens. Most repellants do not work, so many of us have resorted to fences to protect lunch in the garden. Although cute, the deer have expensive tastes.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Moosewood Art show

I just hung a show at the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY. It contains a variety of subjects, including the lotus and flower montages, flower and Buddha montages, some Cornell University building and sculpture transparency studies, and the Manhattan Bridge and other scenes from NYC. The images will be on display for the month of April.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring has come to Ithaca!

What glorious weather today and predicted for the weekend! After a long winter of ice, snow, and bitter cold, this is certainly a treat. Crocus are in bloom, as well as Witch Hazel. Peonies are peeking out of the soil and the daffodils are ready to pop. The Snow Drops were the first to appear, surrounded by remnants of snow. Hundreds of lotus pods from last season are floating around the pod waiting to be gathered for craft projects. The goldfish that hibernated at the bottom of the pond all winter are swimming to the surface and feeding on algae. Great re-awakening time of year!