Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams
Well the photo challenge for August is over, but there are some more photos I want to share that I really love. Love was the last word on the last day of August and a most appropriate word to convey how I feel about these pictures. And I am featuring black and white photography again as I have really loved experimenting with it. This first photo shows the dew in the garden as the first rays of morning illuminate it.
I hope you like these additional monochrome photos. I am linking in with The Weekend of Black and White, and with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday. And I am linking in with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.
This my favorite chair. I love it, and it was a gift from my husband many years ago. It is a Stickley Morris spindle back oak/leather chair that reclines like an antique recliner with pegs. I used this chair a lot when I was recovering from surgery.
A favorite shelf of some books I love.
This intriguing picture is my cement porch which steps down to the front step and then to the brick sidewalk. I love the lines and the progression of the patterns.
The cattails in the pond are lit up by the morning sun, and are contrasted against the bright foliage. These are a favorite sight from my window.
And if you look closely at the wicker chair on the patio (from the picture above) you can see how the shadows of the plants play on it. Here it is in closeup. I love the contrast of the dark chair, the light and shadows.
The gazebo is a favorite subject of mine to photograph. I love how it looks in the late afternoon shade as you can see clearly through it to the fence and meadow behind it. It is interesting how the gazebo slats line up with the fence behind it.
And finally I really loved how the bee house looked in the late afternoon shadow of the ash tree it was hanging on.
I leave you with a bit of a sentiment that tells how I feel when I explore my world with a camera. I hope you can capture your own enthusiasm in something creative. Feel free to download the photo and share.