Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Numbering the days ...

"Numbering the days" sounds much better than "my days are numbered!" Number 19 is a combination of a physical collage and other photos I've taken. The second one consists of a photo of a New Mexico building, corrugated cardboard, adding machine tape, and a bunch of other stuff. And the 4 is again a mixture of a physical collage I'm working on combined with photos of old cellophane tape, an old envelope, and wrinkled paper. Thanks for stopping by. Click each photo to enlarge. ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This is part of a larger, physical collage I made using torn paper (part of a music score, tape, an old envelope) and paint. ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Brick walls ...

Last week Chris and I wandered around the little Oregon towns of Jacksonville and Oakland. Lots of brick buildings in those two towns, with Jacksonville in particular reminding me a bit of Nevada City, California. So, since "walls" seems to be a running theme lately, here are four I found. ©Carol Leigh

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hitting a wall . . .

It's undoubtedly temporary, but I have hit a wall. I have so many ideas that I'm frozen into immobility. I have so many photos that I'm crushed beneath their weight. I want to do everything. I want to do nothing. This, too, shall pass, but in the meantime, I'm feeling a sense of purposelessness.

And a sense of isolation.

I post my works here on a daily basis. Lots of people visit every day.  But why? Obviously you're getting SOMEthing here. I just don't know what.

So like a sea anemone at low tide, I'm going to draw in my tentacles a bit until I figure out what's going on. Wish me luck! ©Carol Leigh

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wall, Silverton, Oregon

Click to enlarge. ©Carol Leigh

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Numbers and Letters

A letter "Y" from a fishing boat, a soft "4," and then a hard "4" are today's offerings. Thank you for stopping by. Click to enlarge. ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Birds on the beach

A couple of crows on the beach the other afternoon, taking advantage of the low tide, finding tasty little morsels to eat. And walking completely out of step. Click to enlarge. ©Carol Leigh

Monday, June 13, 2011

Soft 3

I photographed part of a collage I'm working on and then incorporated it with other photographs and came up with this. Click to enlarge. ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Well, it's not REALLY hot here, but I know it is for a good part of the country. Wishing you cool breezes, shade, and something cold and icy to drink. ©Carol Leigh

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Old ledger books from North Carolina, cancelled checks from Portland, Oregon, a handmade recipe book made by a Wisconsin woman back in 1912, and part of a page from an old book on accounting methods all found their way into this piece. ©Carol Leigh

Friday, June 10, 2011

84 minutes on the beach . . .

. . . and we were not alone! Low tide this afternoon, no rain, so it's out to walk on the beach. Turning around, I spotted the peering eyes and bad hair of this coastal fellow as he tried to duck back down behind the rocks. I pretended not to see him.

But once you find one face, you seem to find more, such as this friendly rock dolphin (Delphinus pahoehoe) who is partially submerged.

I found photos. Chris found five lovely agates. It was a good 84 minutes. ©Carol Leigh (Click on photos to see them larger. But then you knew that, didn't you?)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A quick trip inland

I spotted a huge patch of white off in the distance. "If those are flowers, we're stopping! " And they were! Hoo ha! I subsequently learned that this was a field of meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba), grown for their seeds, which are converted into oil, similar to canola. We subsequently spotted lots of these fields as we traveled around the Willamette Valley, Oregon. ©Carol Leigh
Individual meadowfoam blossoms. Standing downwind of the field, their scent was delicately sweet. ©Carol Leigh
Who lives behind this garden gate? We soon found out as a very nice man invited us in to see his wild and woolly garden. Lucky him — the chickens next door eat all the slugs before they can get to his yard. Brownsville, Oregon. ©Carol Leigh
Glorious rhododendron bush in full bloom, Brownsville, Oregon. ©Carol Leigh
Garden gate, Brownsville, Oregon. ©Carol Leigh
Still a little bit of bloom going on. Silver Falls State Park, Oregon. ©Carol Leigh
Early light, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon. ©Carol Leigh
Camping at Silver Falls State Park, Oregon. Woke to the sounds of robins, Steller jays, and flickers. ©Carol Leigh
Beautiful new green leaves on trees at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. ©Carol Leigh
Phlox and rocks at the Oregon Garden. I don't know if these are phlox at all; I just like the sound of "phlox and rocks." ©Carol Leigh
Bicycle in Silverton, Oregon ©Carol Leigh

Monday, June 6, 2011

Santa Fe, continued

El Gato de Jackalope ©Carol Leigh

Cerveza de Jackalope ©Carol Leigh

Las Ollas de Jackalope ©Carol Leigh

Buddha de Jackalope ©Carol Leigh

La Puerta de Jackalope ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, June 5, 2011

82 minutes on the beach . . .

A minus tide, an overcast morning, a beach I'd never been on during a minus tide — what a fun exploration! It's a seldom-visited location, so there weren't more than 8 people there at any one time. The photography wasn't that great, but it felt so good just to be OUT, on a day with NO RAIN! ©Carol Leigh

Saturday, June 4, 2011


©Carol Leigh

Friday, June 3, 2011

Viola "Starry Night"

I've just begun teaching my online macro/close-up photography class, so I have macro on my mind these days. I bought these violas at the local garden center and set them on my kitchen counter to photograph. Not sure which version I prefer, but I do like them both. ©Carol Leigh

Thursday, June 2, 2011

More from Santa Fe

Great colors on the front of this store in Madrid, NM
I don't know much about art, but I know it when I see it!
St. Francis statue at Chimayo
Shadows at Ranchos de Taos

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fractures: Land, Light, People

Components from my recent Santa Fe exploration. The colors are beautiful. There's mystery: A bird? A moon? A person? A night sky? I'm not sayin'! ©Carol Leigh