Author: Lois Bryan

Cool Breeze Painterly

Depending on the time of year, a walk around the pond near my house can reveal a few surprises. In addition to the usual snakes and mosquitoes, you might find a huge snapping turtle, a calling red-winged blackbird, a shy

The You You Used To Be

A quiet place to think … to commune with Mother Nature … to visit with God or the Universe … or even to find again what it was like to be the you you used to be. Everyone needs a

Where’s Kitty?

I’ve always been fascinated by lines and angles and colors … this image incorporates these … and adds a whimsical kitty and some impressionistic flow to break up the strict geometry. This free and easy and fun architectural image shows

A Celebration Of Goodbye

The newest addition to my website is a vintage take on one of everyone’s favorite spring flowers in our area, the Grape Hyacinth … also called Muscari. We have a couple of plots of the things around our front walk that

Where The Path May Lead

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Definitely good advice from Mr. Emerson. However, in this case the path leads right by a pretty bird

Before and After

If you’ve been following along with my blog, you know I get a big kick out of Photoshop and other image editing programs.  I’ve often told myself I should do a before and after post about a shot and talk about

The Red Truck By The Barn

I pass this wonderful old barn every time I drive up to our cabin, and on this particular day the combination of the light and shadow, the graceful branches of the bare trees, the texture-y wood of the barn, and

Tridelphia Lake In May

This sun-dappled vision of a perfect spring morning includes a peaceful view of Tridelphia Lake, located on the border of Montgomery and Howard Counties, Maryland, USA. This lovely area is part of the Brighton Azalea Gardens, owned and maintained by

Waving Hello From My Brand New Blog Site!

Anyone looking for me in the great, cosmic Blog-O-Sphere of late will know that I’ve been in the Seldom-Seen, no, make that Nowhere-To-Be-Seen realm for the past few weeks.  A few technical glitches which, thanks to my Fairy Godmother and

Winter Waves Goodbye

I love taking drives along quiet country roads, and one day near the end of March, 2013, the skies near Blue Knob Mountain, Claysburg, Pennsylvania, called me to grab my camera and come out to play. The weather at the