Sunday, October 19, 2008

circle of delights / circle of lights


All these little things delight me - the tiny little acorns with their cute little hats, the subtle color changes in a leaf, the intricate formation in a flower... But what started out as a fun project is slowing causing me to become discouraged. I am so frustrated because I can't find the clear, bright, colorful leaves here (the leaves just have not turned yet), and we have no flowers blooming either - I'm struggling to find the nature that I want for my scannography project and I'm afraid that I won't have the time to get things ready for the ICE festival in just a few weeks. / this week i found out that homecoming in college is not as big of a deal as it is in high school. but my school put on a bunch of free events for students that i finally realized have the potential to be fun. a carnival went up before our eyes on friday afternoon despite the terrible weather and cold and we decided to brave the elements and give it a try later that night. the lights of the rides looked beautiful in the foggy air (wish i'd had my good camera with me - this is a phone pic)) and we rode everything at least once. it was my roommates first time on a ferris wheel and i was happy to share that moment with her.

9 comments:

leaca said...

I love that you both are doing photography together. The blog is simply delightful. Keep up the good work.

Elizabeth Harper said...

I look forward to seeing these photos everyday. I know it's a commitment. Beautiful stuff.

I understand when a project doesn't go quite like I planned, but sometimes when I let go of the frustration, I find a better direction than my original plan.

It happens for me in both writing and photography.

I hope things shift for you soon.
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Love the ferris wheel photograph, cell phone shot or good camera, it's still great!

ELK said...

lots of activity here in your photos ...and in your lives ~ blessings to both this monday morning as you begin your weeks together yet apart.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Want me to send you some in the mail?! For real? haha

Rowena said...

These are awesome photos, and I like the way they echo eachother with the circular shape.

I notice that both of you are discouraged because it turned out not quite the way you wanted... but do you notice that both pictures turned out great on their own?

Sometimes all we've got is what we have, imperfect though it may be, and sometimes, that imperfection is what makes it interesting or beautiful or experimental, or whatever.

Keep it up. What a great project.

Jewels said...

What a great idea to do a blog w/ your daughter! My oldest (a son) just went to college this fall - I don't think he'd do it with me. haha Thanks for visiting my blog - check today for bright fall colors :)

andie said...

Love so much hearing about BOTH your days. Such a great twist!
Beautiful circles.

Love,
a.
P.S to answer your question, Yes! Just 11 more days to go. :)

Lemon Dingo said...

I love the complimentary colors and themes.

Relyn said...

Both photos are wonderful, with another wonderful juxtaposition, of course. I especially love the title of the post.

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The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.