In Plain Sight

“You’ve got to see Marilyn. She’s huge!” my friend said. What???

I had just arrived in Palm Springs for a visit with my best friend. She’s like the sister I never had. As we rounded the corner, there she was … a 26 ft. statue of Marilyn. In the pose that made her famous in so many ways. I was blown away.

My friend indulged my picture taking frenzy, which allowed me to shoot Marilyn from every angle I could.

“Wow! Whoever the artist is did an amazing job with her likeness.” I’ve always been a fan of Marilyn. There was just something about her.

I’ve looked at this image many times during my blogging years but today is the first time I noticed the shadow on the wall. The lighting on her was perfect. And the shadow was in plain sight all the time. I just never noticed it until today. Hmmm … maybe I’m learning to be more observant. Hope so.

Check it out … that shadow … what does it look like to you?

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Palm Trees and Pink Sky

03-04-17palmtreesIt’s not a secret that it’s been a rough winter here in the Pacific Northwest. Today is no exception and I’m more than ready for Spring to spring into action. Come on! Tell the rain gods to high-tail it out of here!!!!

This image is one I really like because I took it while at my friend’s house in Palm Springs. Give me some warm air, palm trees and pink sky!!!!

Have a great rest of your weekend. Namaste’

 

Singular

It’s no secret that flowers can’t come into my home without being photographed. When my neighbors learned of my friend Linda’s passing, they sent over a beautiful bouquet and a lovely card. Hubby and I are blessed to know them and count them as friends, not merely neighbors.

Today’s image is of a singular bloom that started to wilt sooner than the others, so I trimmed it and placed it into this pottery piece, which has a water well with stiff wires that will make stems stand upright. I bought this piece at a street fair in Palm Springs when I was with my Happy Trails friends at one of our reunions. I’ll never forget it … it was 116 degrees that evening. But we went anyway. Yikes! We drank plenty of water (and margaritas) just to make it up and down that street. If I recall, we went into most of the stores too just for a few breaths of air conditioning.

Each time I look at this piece, I think of all of my friends and the fun we’ve always had together … no matter where we go or what we do. Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) Arnold is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger

Uh-Oh, She’s Back

My trip to CA was simply great. We managed to pull off a surprise birthday party for our dear friend, Linda.  And I got to visit with my daughter and grandkids.  Spent some time in Palm Springs with more dear friends.  That’s where I met up with Marilyn again (see below).  This time I got her picture in daylight and had some fun with a couple of special effects.

It feels like I’ve been gone a long time.  So it’s nice to be back and I’m trying to get back into the swing of things.  More updates later.  I hope all of you, my faithful readers, are doing very well.  Namaste’

Marilyn