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Monthly Archives: May 2013


Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.
~ Lao Tzu

hollyhocks©lisahudson - click to enlarge

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ~ John Keats, Endymion: A Poetic Romance


I overexposed this when I took it at the spur of the moment.  I’d been shooting in pretty heavy shade and then spontaneously caught her investigating the hollyhocks at Singh Farms.  I managed to recover some of the shadows during processing and kind of like the ethereal quality of the finished product.  She’s my heart and soul.  I’m so blessed to be her mom!


People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~ Iris Murdoch


Yes, of course you’ll find relief from your allergies if you move to Arizona. But then you’ll discover you’re allergic to everything that grows in the desert…nine months a year. It’s allergy season. Pass the tissues!