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painted leaves

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Inspired by Thoreau’s Autumnal Tints, his classic essay on the colors of fall, I collected a variety of leaves from my neighborhood and photographed them at their peak…how I adore their imperfections and curled up corners! At the outset, I was determined to capture the most colorful and unblemished leaves…but as my work progressed, I discovered they all had some sort of unique flaw…maybe it was a hole or an uneven edge…in any case, these flaws are what made them beautiful…may we all be inspired by life’s perfect imperfections!

“October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is the sunset sky; November the later twilight.” ~ an excerpt from Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau

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photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

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an expressive sky

  An expressive sky…mother nature’s brushstrokes in all their glory!

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photography by danielle boudrot

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onions

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I just couldn’t resist photographing these fresh picked onions…a rustic wooden box provides the perfect backdrop for these aubergine jewels…

art for the eyes and body

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photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

Onions from Lexington Community Farm, Lexington Massachusetts

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swan lake

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this afternoon’s snow globe flakes and steel gray water provided the perfect backdrop for a winter swan ballet…I wish you could have been there with me to experience this tranquil dance of snow and nature

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photography by danielle boudrot ~ 1/18/14

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autumn bounty

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Gold, crimson and orange abound! How glorious are the tastes and colors of autumn…I hope you are enjoying the golden light and sweet flavors of this extraordinary season!

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photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

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gary's autumn

How wonderful to experience the beauty of autumn through the eyes of a loved one! These expressive photos of Hutchins Farm, in Concord Massachusetts, were taken by my brother Gary while on a shopping trip with my mom…autumn’s warm golden light served him well elevating this humble window shade and orderly row of pumpkins into glowing works of art and in the foreground, bins of aubergine tinted vegetables offered him sculptural forms and textures as only nature could provide…a simple yet soulful composition that speaks so eloquently to fall in New England…so glad I could share this with you today

Gary and mom’s shopping list:

apples

honey nut squash

scallions

cooking onions

tomatoes

raspberries

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photography by gary geissler, 9/29/13

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The garden was buzzing with activity today! Bees in all their glory savoring the sweet nectar of our butterfly bush, roses and basil…the large bees are such a pleasure to watch and listen to…they adore the butterfly bush…as many as three bees can be spotted on just one bloom…I must have experienced the music of hundreds as they flew from blossom to blossom…pure delight…the smaller bees prefer the basil…imagine how their honey would taste? African basil honey! Must be amazing!

The fall solstice is only a few days away but today’s afternoon sun still felt like summer…warm and satisfying…flowers still fragrant and lush…how magnificent and fleeting summer is…may you soak in the last of its warmth and beauty…wishing you a very happy weekend!

top photo ~ a glorious bee on our butterfly bush

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morning glory

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the approach

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visit from a friend

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 lovely white roses

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thai basil

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a small bee enjoying the african basil…I wish you could smell this with me…it’s simply divine!

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I just love the curvaceous shadows it casts on our stone wall…

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Gary’s pepper plant…aubergine at its best!

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photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

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cool blue

With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees today, I’m cooling off with these aquatic inspired blues…may this refreshing summer hue help quench your thirst and calm your senses…wishing you a wonderful weekend! Stay cool!

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photos from National Geographic, Lonny Magazine and the The Gifts of Life via tumblr

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christian chaize 5

Summer vacation offers us a chance to return to the familiar…whether it’s a favorite cottage by the lake or a quaint B&B by the ocean, that moment of arrival is an unparalleled experience filled with all the sights, sounds and scents of our ideal…for me, it is quite possibly the most exhilarating sensation I’ve ever known! So when I learned about this new book Time and Tide, I just had to share its beauty with you…over the course of eight years, photographer Christian Chaize shot from the same vantage point at Praia Piquinia, a small beach in southern Portugal…the ever-changing light and playful patterns of sunbathers on the sand become our familiar…

Time and Tide Photographs of Praia Piquinia by Christian Chaize ~ Chronicle Books

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Photographs from Christian Chaize

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Perched high above the Concord River, there exists a secret garden brimming with irises, peonies, columbine and rhododendron…this intricately laid out network of paved stones and steps offered me a beautiful view of the terraced gardens and riverscape below…with every twist and turn, this magical place had a story to tell…a garden with an old soul if you will…I’m so glad I took the time to listen

Wishing you a wonderful summer weekend!

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below ~ the Concord River and surrounding landscape, taken on my way down the hill

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photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

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