Monday, March 20, 2017

Eleventh Week of 2017 - A Photograph a Day - Project 365

The eleventh week of the year, weather jumps from bitter cold to teasing warmth, the capriciousness of spring. Torn between longing to be out and about, capturing the change that spring brings to the landscape, and the desire to huddle inside, warm, waiting for sunshine and warm breezes.

Day 71 03-12-2017



Whenever sorrow comes, 
be kind to it.
For God has placed a pearl 
in sorrow’s hand.
~ Rumi
 
















Day 72 03-13-2017

Snow and bitter cold threaten the blooming daffodils, 
so I cut bouquets to brighten 
the dark night.

Day 72 03-13-2017












Day 73 03-14-2017

Freezing cold temperatures,
freezing rain and snow coat
theblooming cherry blossoms
with ice. Some will survive, many will not - making those that survive all the more precious.

















Day 74 03-15-2017

Bitter cold northern winds, sparrows huddle sparrows huddle in the fold of a cement wall for warmth.











Day 75 03-16-2017

Tulips in the snow. 
March is a cruel cruel month.


































Day 76 03-17-2017



The only daffodils to survive the freeze were the ones I cut for the house. Bright faces holding back the cold.

Day 76 03-17-2017











Day 77 03-18-2017

Let the journey begin. iphoneography
























Photography & prose by Terry Rowe.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Tenth Week of 2017 Project 365, A Photograph a Day

 Closing out the tenth week of 2017's 365 project. The conclusion of a road trip, setting up for Artomatic installation at the end of the month, a busy week at work. Somehow I feel like I'm falling behind. I need an extra day at the end of the week to get caught up.

Day 64 03-03-2017

Road tripping home, side stops at covered bridges and other intriguing sites. Walter's Mill Covered Bridge, 1859, 

The bridge originally crossed Coxes Creek, four miles south of the town of Somerset.  Major repairs were made in 1909, at which time wooden Burr arches were added to the bridge's original multiple kingpost truss system to accommodate heavier vehicles.  Threatened with destruction, the bridge was moved to the Somerset Historical Center in the early 1960s.




Day 65 03-06-2017

A camelia repeat, they are so beautiful, and the cold of early spring is starting to burnish their petals brown.





















Day 66 03-07-2017

iphone photo in black & white

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.” ~Rumi

















Day 67 03-08-2017

iphone photo, black and white

Ready for spring, patio dining at The Yards in Washington, DC



















Day 68 03-09-2017

Blooming apricot tree. Cruel spring, warm for the last few days teasing us with glory, bitter cold weather is on it's way.















 Friday's cheese board and prosecco with hibiscus blossoms. A lovely repast for a glorious day.
Day 69 03-10-2017






























Day 70 03-11-2017


Who shall measure the heat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body? ~Virginia Woolf




Photography, Old Store Lucketts, Lucketts, Virginia 



























Photography & prose by Terry Rowe.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ninth Week of 2017 Project 365, A Photograph a Day

Continuing the compilation of the weeks photographs, this the ninth week of 2017. A week of work followed by a weekend roadtrip, unseasonably warm temperatures reverting to the standard cold for late winter / early spring. And so it goes...



Day 57 02-26-2017

Outside, looking in. My kitchen window, casting light into the backyard, lighting the tops of the grasses.















Day 58 02-27-2017

Willow, greening early in late February, spring is sneaking in ahead of schedule.




















Day 59 02-28-2017

Sweet-smelling camelias, making their blowsy, showy presence known - signalling the end of February.













Day 60 03-01-2017

 iphone photo of the US Capitol in black & white, appearing timeless on a stormy day as March roars in.



















Day 61 03-02-2017

Glorious star magnolia, the first of the magnolias to bloom. Sneaking in her blossoms in the early warmth of March.












Day 62 03-03-2017

A delightful surprise, an unexpected birthday gift from a dear friend.













Day 63 03-04-2017 Color

A road trip to Windber, Pennsylvania and the "trolley graveyard" was cold but beautiful. A treasure trove of old trolley cards, slowly yielding to the elements in the woods. The snow and the clouds a contrast to the rusting metal hulks. The same picture with two treatments, one in color, one in atmospheric black & white.
Day 63 03-04-2017 Black & White












Photography & prose by Terry Rowe.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Week 8, 2017 Project 365, A Photograph a Day

The eighth week of 2017, a photograph a day, every day.

This week encompassed a road trip to Wildwood, New Jersey, a birthday, a week of work, and the weather pushing us to an early spring with warm weather.

Following is the past week's work.

Day 50 02-19-2017

Sunrise on Wildwood beach, New Jersey. A lifeguard stand, solitary on an empty beach. A few months away from the crowds of summer.













Day 51 02-20-2017


Another sunrise, another solitary subject. This, the lighthouse at Cape May, New Jersey.














Day 52 02-21-2017

Back to work, black & white focus on lines and shadows.






















Day 53 02-22-2017

 Driving home from work, the setting sun colored the sky before me.











Day 54 02-23-2017

A run of early warm weather reminded us that spring is fickle, the fear of cold is there but the warmth teased the flowers out o the earth.




















Day 55 02-24-2017

I dreamt of white feathers.

In Native American culture, the appearance of random white feathers signifies rebirth and new beginnings, symbolizing hope and faith as well as to strengthen the connection between the physical and spiritual world.








Day 56 02-25-2017

 Springtime in February.

In the garden
I see only your face
From trees and blossoms
I inhale only your fragrance.
Rumi



















Photography & prose by Terry Rowe.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Week 7, 2017 Project 365, A Photograph a Day

The seventh week of 2017, a photograph a day, every day. Some days I know exactly what I wish to photograph, to show, to say...other days an image, a thought is revealed as I go about my day.

Like life, the work of creating is sometimes clear and sometimes a struggle. Following is the past week's work.

Day 43 02-12-2017

"Burnt Offerings,"
a burnt rose lies in the
paper ashes of words.













Day 44 02-13-2017

Linens on the line,
laundry day















Day 45 02-14-2017

Shop window,
Valentine's Day,
Mount Vernon Avenue,
Del Ray Neighborhood,
Alexandria, Virginia




















Day 46 02-15-2017

A wing of the Capitol,
Washington, DC














Day 47 02-16-2017

Feather as book mark















Day 48 02-17-2017

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. ~Rumi

Sunset sky, Tidal Basin, Washington, DC










Day 49 02-18-2017

Not on Duty

Beach, Wildwood, New Jersey



















Photography & prose by Terry Rowe.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Burnt Offerings

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. Rumi
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This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. Rumi
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This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. Rumi
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This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. Rumi
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This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. Rumi
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This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally to take a step without feet. ~Rumi

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. Rumi
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The full moon, February's Snow Moon, marks a transition. Full moon to new moon, casting off the old, embracing the new. The cycle ends, and begins again. Time to let go.

On the eve of the full moon I took scraps of paper and wrote out feelings, beliefs, habits, thoughts - all of which I wanted to release, let go of. I took a silver bowl, filled it with the scraps of paper, and burnt the scraps into ash. The smoke spiraled up, carrying all of those words, into the silver light of the full moon. As the ashes cooled, I added a rose. The heat turned it black, but it held it's shape and it's promise of beauty.



Photography & prose by Terry Rowe.

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2017 Project 365, A Photograph a Day, Week 6

The sixth week of 2017, in first full February week, encompassed an ordinary week. Some photos came from me living my life, some from photo walks, others were set up. Each day presented a new challenge, a new opportunity to see.

Porch / Day 36 02/05/2017

The week started off warm enough to spend several hours porch sitting. Feet up with a good book, dreaming of spring and summer.




















Birch Bark / Day 37 02/06/2017

Focus on the bark of a birch tree,
all intriguing texture.






















Graffiti / Day 38 02/07/2017

Graffiti under a bridge by the Potomac River.
















Swoosh / Day 39 02/08/2017

Playing around with effects of shooting with an iPhone in the dark. The green swoosh was a surprise, hoping I can duplicate the result.




















Snow Moon / Day 40 02/09/2017
Driving home after a long day at work, the Snow Moon rides with me. I stop to capture it as the setting sun colors the clouds.


Blue jay feather / Day 41 02/10/2017

A found blue jay feather laid out on a window sill in the morning sun.











Street art, Carytown, Richmond / Day 42 02-11-2017

 A late afternoon ride to Richmond, visiting an artist friend at her trunk show, this street mural caught my eye.




















Photography & prose by Terry Rowe.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 365 Project, Week Five

The fifth week of the year, moving in to February and closer to spring. The days swing warm to cold, but each day bring a little more light. Please enjoy the images from this week.

Morning light on winter grasses /
Day 29 / 01-29-2017















Gargoyle, Rayburn House Office Building /
Day 30 / 01-30-2017



Dulles Airport, sky watching & day dreaming /
Day 31 01-31-2017

On the porch /
Day 32 02-01-2017

Cabinet detail /
Day 33  02-02-2017

Coloring book to add some zen to the end of a hard week /
Day 34 02-03-2017



















Conservatory, Lewis Ginter Garden, Richmond, Virginia /
Day 35 02-04-2017






















Photography & prose by Terry Rowe.

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