’twasn’t quite the night before Christmas, but it was at night and the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. The only thing I wish was different – outside of it not being the night before Christmas and there was no St. Nick – is that we had a real wood-burning fireplace. Oh well, it is still cozy and a great place to curl up with a nice hot drink – or one on the rocks – and a good book.
One single Maple leaf on the driveway out behind our house. December 1st, 2015.
Day 62 of my 365 photo-a-day project.
This stained glass window was shot from a small courtyard looking through a double door to the small warm intimate pub inside at the Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
–T. E. Lawrence
“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
“It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite”
Ah, the golden autumn woods! The forests and wooded areas in the Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeast Wisconsin are so beautiful in the autumn season.
“You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.”
There are days – many days actually – as an artist where I can’t seem to find the inspiration to create and everything seems quite ordinary.