“ Double Sunset ” The great thing about living on the water is what I call the "bonus sunset". When the water is calm it can perfectly mirror the sky and sunsets become doubly gorgeous with the mirror image. It's also sometimes surprising how water will change the colors, but on this somewhat stormy night, the water got the colors just right.
I had some other alternative photos for this week that I will post on my blog at NicoleBeusHarris.com/blog.
I'm also very excited tha
“ Mid-Century Modern Staircase ” I really love architecture and unfortunately had little opportunity to go some place with really interesting buildings. I did however get to go to my local county government building for the first time and noticed this staircase. It's seriously the classic MCM 1960s staircase. The blue and brown paint - the tiles, and the tinted glass under the rails. It totally reminded me of the courthouse my mom worked in in the 1980s. Brought back memories
“ The Calm High Low Tide After the Flood ” From Thursday night through Sunday we had significant flooding. Despite it not being a named storm the winds from the south, the rain, and normal higher tides came together for the creek, river, and Bay to come up and over many of the finger piers, piers, bulkheads, and even into homes. Living on a creek and around a marina we all worried about our homes, boats, and safety - it's a time when the community really comes together to che
"Finding Peace" I didn't feel like taking photos much this week after I took so many pics of my dear Reagan dog while he was dying. I originally had planned on using his curly hair as my texture photo. So this photo will have to do to keep my streak alive. I am very blessed to live so close to the water and many different little beaches and docks. This one that we came upon on Saturday is at a quiet retreat for veterans who need to recover. I really liked how the sand was was
"Just Breathe... just breathe... JUST BREATHE!" I have had lightning hit an object I was holding causing the energy to surge through my body. Another time it hit a building I was leaning against throwing me 15 ft. Then last year it hit my condo building causing an evacuation - so the anxiety of a thunderstorm is real. In my attempt to break the fear, I have tried to photograph the storms. Immersing myself in them was working (while repeating "just breathe" while photographing
“ Into the Courthouse ” The brick walkway directs each person drawing them into the warm oak doors. There's something comforting about the gentle arches and warm glow of the late afternoon sun on the entrance & yet the shadows speak darker tones. The rounded arches repeated in the brick walk are almost like a reflection of the doorways & windows above reminding you of the river that often mirrors its surroundings only feet away. While entering the building may be a scary prop
So this week I originally submitted this photo, but for the first time ever - I changed my submission. Scroll down to see the final submission and then an additional option I contemplated submitting. Why was this week so hard? I don't know. “ Favorite Tree ” This is my favorite tree in my yard and I think the wide angle looking up the trunk shows off the wide canopy it provides my walkway to the porch. It really isn't too tall and it's sprawled out like an umbrella under tall