Weekly Photo Challenge – The Hue of You

Calla Lines

Calla Lines

Our challenge is to post a shot that reflects our understanding of color. No surprise that I would choose one of my studio floral shots. I love the simple lines and elegant curves of the Calla Lilly and the pink, green and white evokes a sense of soft silk on a spring evening. What comes into your awareness as you experience these hues?

To learn more about the Weekly Photo Challenge, click here.

The Silk Scarf

TheSilkScarfA Christmas Gift for my new
I don’t think she reads my blog
so it will still be a surprise.

I haven’t knitted in a long time
but after the tree went up,
I felt
Making gifts is so much better
than buying them.

The silk sat in my studio
for over six years.
Silk I bought
 for my mom
who died 
she could make it into something.
I took it back, knowing that I would find
a home for it someday.

Now scarves are so big.
Mom would love it.
And she would love Kim.


Rock Garden – Digital painting by Cathy Ulrich

“In the midst of my skeptical, cynical, often pessimistic nature exists a slender capacity to believe, if only temporarily, in a guiding, unseen power, and whenever this happens, I go with it. That’s what inspiration is. You don’t get it from the gods. You make it.”
—  Jeffrey Eugenides

Weekly Photo Challenge – Renewal

Lady’s Slippers by Cathy Ulrich

Well, I’ve been wanting to join in the fun of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for awhile and this week’s challenge spoke to me. So here goes…This shot was taken at the Atlanta Botanic Gardens in their amazing orchid house. It’s a Lady’s Slipper. I loved the complimentary colors and the softness of the wide aperture setting. It was taken with a Nikon D-70 using a Nikon DX 18-70 mm Lens. Enjoy!

Oh yes, and yesterday I put up my 100th post! So this post is 101…



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Silk Road Ramblings: Lost Empires, Gobi Fugitives, and The Secret Meth Habit of Marco Polo

I have conquered the Silk Road—venturing through the wild frontiers of Central Asia all the way to the dynastic heart of China, through a land of unforgiving beauty and a blood-splattered past; a land of lost empires, camel caravans, mummies, treasure-filled caves, and Imperial tombs. I am a modern-day Marco Polo, except I can’t grow impressive facial hair or call people ‘Orientals’ or ‘barbarian mongrels’

We read many great posts about travel each month and scope out tons of great photography, but Backpackology gave us…

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Desert Yucca by Cathy Ulrich

by what my eyes

How the camera
captures some of it
but not all of it.

Sometimes it’s better
that way. Sometimes

In my early years,
I played in

Learning tricks with
and chemicals.

Later I got my first
Nikon digital. Didn’t have a

And post-processing
took on new

Now, I shoot what I love
and learn
to like it.

If you have ever tried photography, what are your challenges? What do you like to photograph? What is your favorite picture?