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Moving …

27 Jul

I have decided to move my blog.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  I am consolidating some of the services I use so they work better together so you can find this blog being updated at:  http://lizaleemiller.blogspot.com/.  Image

Look what I did!

25 Mar

I made this crocheted cowl yesterday! It was amazingly easy and so much fun to do. I’ve never crocheted much but this project was so satisfying — easy, quick, and beautiful when done!

Being crafty — it’s a good thing.

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Spring

21 Mar

Four ravens soaring
Playing tag in the blue sky
Suddenly, it’s Spring

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Just imagine walking outside, seeing these amazing birds soaring over the redwoods … What an inspirational start to Spring!

Copyright 2012 Liza Lee Miller

Sometimes the rain

14 Mar

Rain in my driveway

just
a
drip drop
at a time
sometimes the rain falls
to shower our whole world in grief

© 2012, Liza Lee Miller.  All rights reserved.
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Proud as pie.

1 Mar

Is pie proud?  Is this an old saying or a figment of my feeble mind?

Anyway . . .

I’m proud as pie because we just did something very cool here at the Miller household.  We got a Groupon for a company called Picture it on Canvas.  You send them your picture (electronically) and they print it on canvas.  And you hang it on your wall . . .

So, we did.

Here is a picture I took two years ago in the Badlands . . .

After the storm, Badlands National Park

“Isn’t it gorgeous?” she queried modestly.

I know it is — it’s okay.  With a scene like that, it would have been hard to shoot it poorly.  I mean, look at that.

Here’s the final result hanging on our dining room wall.  And, just a warning, I was in a hurry . . . why wait for gorgeous daylight when I can hang it in the yellowy glow of the chandelier against the yellow paint of the walls and . . .

Photo printed on canvas

Yea, I’m kind of chuffed about it . . . I think we’ll definitely be ordering another one — inspiration to take more amazing pictures, huh?  My architect is envisioning a triptych over the woodstove on the stone fireplace.

Reminiscing about NYC

25 Feb

Flowers at Battery Park

Flowers at Battery Park

Not feeling the anger?

24 Apr

I love Angry Birds — a great addictive game with just enough strategy to keep me interested but simple enough to be mindless, too.  My kind of game.

Heard about a new one today from my 11-1/2 year old daughter today.  Tiny Wings . . . oh my goodness.  I’m loving it.

It’s fun, deceptively easy, and totally addictive.  Both kids and I have been playing like mad.

Give it a try.  You won’t be sorry.  But, you also won’t be productive!  Trade offs . . .

Something of a wall flower

23 Apr

Spring is finally here but it’s shy and retiring.

Eeeensy delicate wildflower

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

To everything, tern, tern, tern

12 Apr

The Caspian Terns were amazing at Baylands on Saturday.  This group had landed on this small island (probably for nesting) and then took to the air together.  Luckily, I was in the right place at the right time . . .

Later one flew right by my face, slowly, gliding on the wind.  That time, I just stood there with my mouth open in amazement.  You can’t always be a photographer first.  Sometimes you just have to watch the birds!

Caspian Terns at Charleston Slough, Baylands Park, Palo Alto, CA

Rising above it all . . .

11 Apr

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Spring Break is over and it’s back to the ol’ grindstone.  Like these birds, I need to rise above the challenges and find joy in my work.  It will probably come in the laughter of my students.  That tends to make me want to soar . . .

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