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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Still Life , or AFK




Still life...the artistic celebration of the inanimate. The opportunity to capture the beauty in objects destined to remain immovable for as long as we need them to--no itchy noses, wagging tails, or flights of fancy...not with still life.

I, on the other hand, am the antithesis of still life. For me, the hardest thing about my love for writing is sitting still for long enough to translate mental images into words. Fortunately, I have discovered that my very best writing ideas often com when I'm out and about, living, breathing, and interacting in the real-time world. Those of you who keep up with my blog will probably have a difficult time believing this, but I have been largely AFK--away from keyboard--this week, battling cheesecakes, taking care of my family, and doing some much-needed de-cluttering.

I "worked ahead" a bit to create the illusion of my presence. I am back, now, just in time celebrate still life with Beth over at I Should Be Folding Laundry for this week's You Capture challenge.







If you came here looking for a story today, I do have one about this sunflower.








A note for yesterday's readers...please stop by the comments section of yesterday's post for a postscript...

19 comments:

FireMom said...

Oh, I love the sunflower shot. And the pumpkin shot. Great captures!

Joy said...

You kicked some still life butt! These shots are fabulous.

truth said...

My favorites are the pumpkin and sunflower...now I'm off to read the story.

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Hi There! Thank you for visiting me yesterday to celebrate my SITS Day! U are deeply appreciated!

~Mendie~ said...

Love the daisy shot...great captures all around!

Toni said...

LOVE the pumpkin with the ominous background!

Catherine Wannabe said...

only you could make a flip-flop look so beautiful! I MISS YOU!

Alysha Gray said...

wow... totally love that sunflower shot! Great Job!

The Blonde Duck said...

The cinnamon rolls have me...

Whimsical Creations said...

Those are wonderful!!

Julia Spencer said...

Nice flip flop shot! And the rolls make me hungry. (I'm spelling challenged right now and can't for the life of me spell cinnamon?)

Saj said...

I love the sunflower! Don't they just *beg* to be photographed?

And my mouth is watering after seeing those cinnamon rolls!

Tina said...

Such AWESOME still life captures! Love them all!

Charisse and Holly said...

Secrets people...I need your secret to getting these photos to look so good on your blog. My iphoto pictures I take look great printed out, but fuzzy and bad on my blog. I am a shutter fiend...but never want to use my own stuff for that reason. Can you help me?

This post was just beautiful. Thanks for that. Pictures make my day. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Lorena said...

Lovely for sure... specially if I must say, your cinnamon rolls look delicious!! =)

Stillmary said...

Wow! Amazing photos. I especially love the baseball uniform photo and the flower/carrot one. Those colors are quite extraordinary.

Corinne said...

Mmmmm... cinnamon rolls....

the kringalings said...

I love the lighting with the flip flop!

Carolyn Ford said...

Those cinnamon rolls look divine! Great stills!

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