Welcome to my blog Upstate Girl, (a.k.a Follow Your Bliss Part II), I am an independently published author. This blog is all about writing and the stuff that inspires me to write, the joys and obstacles that come along with the writer's life, and my fascination with the psychology of people and what makes them tick...the human condition, as is...and my love for words, playing with them and making sense of them...and I throw in a few photos from my acre of the world just to make things pretty...sometimes there are things I have no words for, only pictures will do.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Just some stuff I think about...and look at...


I went trolling through my photos today, played around looking for inspiration...I really really really love looking at stone surfaces...especially the ones with rusty deposits in their composition...along with a few fossils stamped into their face...more ideas for paintings later...or paintings in progress (which I have a few, an update at "Bliss" to come soon!)


Lichen and stone...always a pleasure...

More stony nooks and cranies with fossils...


...and then I found these leaves with such pretty markings hung up in my lilac bush a few weeks back, and yes, this incredible pale green-blue color is there...I really don't know how that happened...I even went back outside to look at them again, had a tough time finding them in the snow...but yes, there is a blue-gray tint, tho' I think the camera "saw it" differently...camera's can exaggerate reality at times...

It did snow over night, not much, but enough to leave some icy patches here and there, the night sky is clear and bright with stars...crisp...pretty...

And I'll leave you with a portrait of my little boy cat Charlie Chowder...aka Doohicky...or just Doo for short...

Sooooo innocent while asleep...but along with that handsome face, with that pink nose (he has the prettiest green eyes, but he wouldn't open them for a picture)...

...these naughty appendages...mischief mittens! My what big paws you have, Mr. Doo! (The better to knock your stuff over with!)

5 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

A lovely post to start my day... textures, fossils and a rascal and your description... fun...... thank you...

La Dolce Vita said...

wonderful images! thanks for the share!

Pat said...

What would life be like without Charley Chowder and his fellow citizens? I have ponder that for a long time and I am glad I do not have to find out.
Lovely photos. It seems like every time I encounter a interesting surface or gathering of leaves, I am without a camera. Oh well!

Rick said...

Beautiful images! And, as a cat person, I really appreciated that last photo.

Liza said...

Charlie chowder is so precious. I call my cat Goober, Noo Noo for short, and my dog Lucy, Woo Woo.
Wonderful photos. I love stone surfaces as well.
Thanks for sharing this post.