the prairie and the sea…

Valentine’s Day seemed like the perfect day to post about two of my great loves—the prairie and the sea. I started this project with these first two photographs. I got quite obsessive while working on these images. I photographed smoke bombs I bought at the dollar store for the cloud layer I wanted. I like the surreal quality of the images…dreamlike perhaps.

“I like a good story and I also like staring at the sea– do I have to choose between the two?”
― David Byrne, How Music Works

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Las Vegas Snapshots

Sorry, I really don’t have anything too unsavory to tell you about my trip.  I was, however given a phone number after a photo of me in a kaftan appeared on a friend’s instagram account.  I am pretty sure that this particular Casanova says flattering things and leaves his phone number for all middle-aged women wearing a kaftan by any pool in Las Vegas so I am not letting it go to my head.  Never underestimate the power of the kaftan though.

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Poolside photo by Marita Meinerts

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This is what Vegas feels like to me all the time—day and night—exciting & exhausting.

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We did spot the ghost of Elvis very late one night. He is alive and well.

What I loved in Florence.

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ON TRAVELING: There are those travelers that know exactly what they want to see and do. They have read the guides and studied the maps and hit the pavement with a plan. Me. Not so much. I need to experience the way a place feels. I get so overwhelmed with the big stuff that I need to break it down into smaller, quieter moments. Here are some of my favorite small moments. I hope you don’t get sick of Italy this week. There are a lot of small moments to share. CIAO