Monday, July 28, 2008

when all else fails, photograph the garden

Took these this morning. I find it really interesting that the green looks different in each picture. Can it be? Is it the angle? The light? I am off in a little while to meet Judy Langille in New Brunswick, NJ. We're planning the Art Cloth Network conference for September and have some last minute scouting to do. I am glad for the distraction, despite the 45 minute drive @$3.93/gal. plus tolls. If there is anything worth photographing in this re-gentrifying urban area, you can assume I will find it. When my kids went to Rutgers University in the 1980's, New Brunswick was somewhat iffy. Over the past 25 years the change has been good - but I miss the used book store, the dollar store, and the grittiness of George Street. On the other hand, excellent restaurants, the NJ State Theater, George St. Playhouse and Crossroads Theater are alive and well. Everything is a trade-off. On with my day.

3 comments:

Shirley Goodwin said...

Minnie Aumonier said "When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden". I find mine very soothing.

Rayna, I have just read a scathing comment about you and a magazine article you were in (sorry, have deleted the email but it was about deconstructed screen printing)on one of my lists. I haven't responded to the list, but I wanted to offer you moral support as I don't agree with the comments made. I'm sure there'll be others who think the same way as I do.

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Gosh.. try coming to the Uk.. we are paying $12.00 (yes twelve) per gallon. You have very cheap petrol compared to Europe. I am walking a lot more, but the food is becoming very expensive too. Hope the meeting went well
Best wishes
Maggie

where can i look online to buy dollar store merchandise said...

these are beautiful pictures.
The green is different in every picture, just as your skin is usually different in every picture, its the way the light reflects off the leaves/your skin

Great post!

Cheers,
Hannah