This established the company's first permanent home—a new theatre center in downtown Glencoe, designed by the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, FAIA, in collaboration with Theatre Consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander.
Looking back a few months in my photographs, I noticed this event. People were painting flowers on the side of a building. I'm dreaming of spring flowers and winter just started Saturday, December 21st. It is in the 40s here in Chicagoland area. No snow is expected for Christmas this year.
Guests arrived. We drove separately using two vehicles to town. We arrived at our destination which was Hayward Amusement Center, Hayward, Wisconsin. A black truck pulled up next to our vehicle. While waiting for the kids to ride on the go-carts, I noticed the reflection of the trees and sky in the door handle of the truck; but then I noticed that the body of the truck looked like rolling farmland and the trim looked like the gray sky above the track. Amazing how eyes can trick a person as to what we really see and what is fantasy. Luckily, the camera saw the same view. And so it is.
My soul sings when I am at Lake Michigan during all seasons. I find it most interesting in the winter or on cloudy days or when blue skies fill the frame. And so it is.
"If the sight of blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
~ Eleanore Duse
Listen to your heart. Look up, down, around, through, sideways. First see it with your own eye. Cross your fingers and your toes that the IPHONE camera sees it too. By gosh, oh golly, the camera did see the same thing I did! And so, ends another day.
It has been raining a lot here in the Chicagoland area. One can count on our two hands the few sunny days with blue skies, but here I have posted one day. This moment, I am grateful to be able to pick up one foot, put it down and then pick up the other foot and put it down. I am grateful that I can breathe the fresh air after spending a long cold winter inside a heated home. I am grateful for the lighthouse still standing in Evanston, Illinois.
Last year's footprints have been erased by the lake's ebb and flow but here are the new footprints left behind on this sandy beach. One comes. One goes. Do you have a permit? No. May I walk the beach take some pictures? Okay for five minutes. That is all I have. Five minutes of solitude now that it is Spring. When the snow covers the sand, and the ice forms on the beach one may forget to count how many moments of solitude that one requires to take on the world of chaos.
I head home after capturing awe one more time. And so it is.
Evanston Light House
"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."
~ John Milton
At sunset, I walked down a path and looked up at this water tower and so how could I resist? I took several images. I cropped and I played with this photo until the miracle happened. This image had a lot of faint lines while other lines looked strong. I saw the sunset on the very edge of a circle? The metal structures held the water tower so far above me that I was in awe. I learned that day to always be aware of the details.
Looking at the images that were posted in 2019 on Light and Voices, something new is going on with the photographs. I am going to keep on shooting and posting and experience the magic of the "NEW BEGINNINGS" and see where it goes. If you like, come along with me for the journey.
Photo Image #21620191749B Water Tower, Hayward, WI
"And suddenly you know it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings."
~ Meister Eckhart
My husband, John, and I checked into a Holiday Inn, Orlando, Florida. I noticed the morning sunrise, the beautiful palm trees and then I thought mmm how can I make this image different? And so I did. I shot through a drinking glass for the round ring and used the curtains in the room for the veiled look. "Que Sera Sera" (Whatever Will Be) in honor of Doris Day.
Photo Image #5122019605C - Sunrise, Palm Trees in Orlando
John, my husband, and I went to a Friday night fish boil with longtime friends. When we came out of the church, this is what I saw while the three of them were getting into the car for a long ride home. What a miracle!
"the movement of spirit through the rhythm of things"
~Osvald Siren (April 6, 1879 - June 26, 1966 Finnish-born Swedish art historian