Capturing Life is My Art

“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film.” – Ansel Adams

“Capturing Life One Image at a Time” – Robyn Graham

I thought the quote above by Ansel Adams went nicely with my “tag line” – “Capturing Life One Image at a Time”, thus the pairing with a self-portrait.

Dreams Woven to Conscious Thoughts

“Our life is composed greatly from dreams from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.” – Anais Nin

Below are the last couple of images I will post from our afternoon walk last week.  I chose the quote above because the little out building remind me of a children’s play house where many dreams were dreamt or came true.  The wild flowers appear to be woven together to make a bouquet.  It might be a stretch of sorts, but I felt a play on words working with the the images.

Where Dreams Came True

The Near and Far Woven Together

Fungus as Art

“Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyday is an adventure filled with little wonders if we just keep our eyes open for them.  Today’s adventure for our family involved a walk with the purpose of making observations for science classes.  The direction we took was strictly with the intent to observe a tree that we had passed numerous times recently.   Joshua had labeled the tree “the pancake tree”.    Once observing it closely, we decided it could also be referred to as the sea shell tree.  Once we examined the tree we came home and researched the unique yellow-orange growths on the internet.  We discovered that the growths on the tree are sulfur fungus.  It’s amazing how much art can be taken from simple explorations such as the walk we had today.  Over the next few days I’ll post more of our interesting finds.  Some days I’ll have quotes to pair with the images, some days there will only be photographs.  Be sure to check back to see what art nature gifted us with today.

The Pancake Tree

The Art Nature Gifts us With – Little Miracles Abound

The Colors of Fall come in Many Shapes and Sizes


Wordless Wednesday

Fall Berries

Fall Berries II

Fall Berries III



The Leaves of a Messenger




And fascination.


Or a heart felt confession.



Or infidelity.

All can be me,

Just ask which color and you will see

How I can change thy path

When the message is chosen,

And I am delivered  to the one thou hath.

copyright Robyn Graham

The Leaves of a Messenger

The Petals Fall

“The tender words we spoke to one another

Are stored in the secret heart of heaven

and one day, like rain,

they will fall and spread

And our mystery will grow green

all over the earth.”


The poem above reminds me of fall, the season that is presently upon us.  I have been shooting a lot over the past several days.  Capturing the change of seasons and the fresh surroundings that accompany it.  Notice the fall colors in the image below.  I photographed my roses a lot over the past week fearing that their season was coming to an end.  This particular image, to me, resonates Fall.  The early morning sun low in the sky gives off the warm, golden tones of the changing season.  The colors of the leaves, although only slightly deeper than during the warmer months, are similar to the colors found on certain trees in the Fall.  And the rain drops dance with the breeze to enhance the falling of the petals. The spider web.  I don’t take a step outside, this time of year, without seeing one.  The spiders are flourishing in the cooler weather.

Do you feel the correlation to, and see the symbolism of, the poem in the image?

“…Like rain, they will fall and spread…” – Rumi

Thoughtful Thursday

Introducing “Grace”.

As you view the images let your mind wonder and fill with thoughts of the beauty and Grace within each rose.  Do the images speak to you? I’m hoping they at least give you a brief smile.



Bedazzled Begonia

Begonia can Represent Caution

Bedazzled Begonia

Bedazzled Begonia is

Elegant with a

Golden heart and is

Ornate while being

Noted for

Integrity and strength to


copyright Robyn Graham

More to See

“We must beware of committing the fatally common fallacy of assuming that all we see is all there is to see.” – C. W. Leadbetter

More than Just a Window