Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - May• 27•15

In the process of working on the flower photography book, I find it really difficult to decide when to stop. I now have 144 photos in my gallery, and yet I keep shooting. I am giving myself until mid-late June; then I have to stop and put the book together. I have come up with a cool idea though. Sometimes when I just don’t feel like going anywhere, I just go to my yard, or the yard of one of my neighbors. I have explained what I am doing, and they have happily agreed to allow me to traipse through their gardens with my camera. Today’s photos are from my next door neighbor, and the neighbor two doors up. They are dramatically different gardeners. One keeps their garden pristine. Every thing is controlled, and as near perfect as possible. They other likes the wildness of nature. There are many wildflowers (some would say weeds), but also many beautiful things he has planted. The peonies are from the pristine garden. The purple iris and poppy are from my “wilder” neighbor. The Old English rose is from my garden. Starting next week, I will share a poem each Friday (most likely). It’s your job to hold me to this. :)BobkasthPurpleIris-edited





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Written By: carolmoye - May• 20•15

Three Irises

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Tiger Swallowtail on Red Azalea Bush


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10 Reasons Why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library

Written By: carolmoye - Apr• 28•15

Source: http://wordpainting.tumblr.com/post/49435127785/10-reasons-why-the-internet-is-no-substitute-for-a-libra

10 Reasons why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library

black dividing line

Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - Apr• 15•15

This photo is from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Multicultural Festival. The event was held in a park that is known for its homeless population. The park is effectively on VCU’s campus, so it was the perfect location. So, included in the many cultures was the culture of homelessness. The man in the photo below was having a great time performing for the crowd. I chose to make the background black and white for a couple of reasons. First of all, he loved being the center of attention, so I tried to do just that with this photo. Secondly, he obviously wasn’t letting his dire circumstances bring him down that day, so I made him a colorful spot within a subdued background.


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Written By: carolmoye - Apr• 08•15


The Power of Book Reviews

Written By: carolmoye - Apr• 06•15

For those of you who read books, especially books by self-published authors, or authors with small independent publishers, I just want to remind you that reviews really do matter to authors. When I completed my first book, I read a lot and went to writer’s group meetings and learned what “successful” writers do. At that point, I wanted the reviews because supposedly Amazon will help sell your book if you have a large number of reviews. This led me to release my book places I probably shouldn’t have, in turn, leading to a couple of unfavorable reviews from some who didn’t agree with my politics. It took a few well written positive reviews to help me rebound from one negative one. Getting free books from Amazon is nice. What’s even nicer is your taking the time to let the author know what you think, especially if you like the book. It really does matter. The day you post your review just might be the day the author was feeling like giving up. Your words might be just the fuel that he or she needed that day.

Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - Apr• 01•15

Bees already?



Weeks after the crocuses bloomed in VA, there crocuses in my yard here in Pittsburgh are showing their faces.


Fun with on-camera and Photoshop filters.

Fun with on-camera and Photoshop filters.