Welcome to Anna Lisa's WinsomeWorks: On Seeing the Forest for the Trees -- Images & Scribbles

...a spot for musings about my photography and other art-loving rambles. In the wise words of the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost...
I'll venture into other intrigues at times if the trees feel too thick around here. Sometimes I'm so focused on a back-lit leaf that I don't even see the tree, let alone the forest! Either way, if you're charmed by my ramblings or focuses, I hope you'll sign my guestbook above. Keep wondering & wandering; yet when your roots want to reach deep, let them... when the time is right. --Anna Lisa Yoder

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Twisted Trees in Twilight - Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina

Twisted Trees in Twilight at Hunting Island State Park, SC

Speaking of twisted (previous post), I noticed that leaves are the only parts of trees I've posted so far! So it's time for one of my weirder tree images. A few years ago in August, my family camped less than 100 yards from the Atlantic Ocean at Hunting Island State Park, a uniquely beautiful spot in the SC lowlands. These nearby trees were partially lit by camp lights at twilight. I still don't know the species, but their odd inter-twinings made me think of the intricacies of interpersonal relationships. Here are more of my Hunting Island views. Twisted Trees & many of my images are available matted or framed, or on metal & acrylic on my FAA site   –Anna Lisa

Friday, April 29, 2011

Who's got the twisted mind now?

Liminality: Dead Hydrangea macrophylla Leaf, Back-lit

Two of my submissions to the juried Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition this year were from a November '09 afternoon in our backyard when a few drooping leaves of a straggling hydrangea bush were back-lit by the last rays of sun. “Liminality: Dead Hydrangea macrophylla Leaf, Back-lit", above, is my favorite. The judges, however, liked my "Twisted Hydrangea macrophylla...” image below! The show, in New Hope, PA, will be open to the public from June 5 – June 26, 2011. Most works, including my own, will be for sale. Prints are always available on my SmugMug site as well. –Anna Lisa

Liminality: Twisted Hydrangea macrophylla Leaf

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Autumn Leaves Tickle the Ivories

Autumn Leaves Tickle the Ivories

Back in June, I was proud to have this photo shown in a wonderful juried photography show right here in my own county-- Bucks County, PA. The final show was intriguing and quite instructional. This image was originally meant as my "answer" to the old tired cliché "rose on a piano" image. Here's the Phillip's Mill site: http://www.phillipsmill.org/index.html

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy October 1st Birthday (a few hours late) to me!

Back-lit Fall Maple Leaf in Dried Leaves

In this season of changing colors and on my 2009 birthday (Oct. 1, but in the wee hours), I'm attempting to re-start what was my first photography blog. As soon as it's ready, my blog will be accessible from my galleries on SmugMug, at WinsomeWorks.com . Fall seems the right time to start over. New thoughts and ideas come to my mind this time of year as warmth leaves the soil but saturates the leaf hues.

In my art, I'm interested in bringing folks ’round to the realization that there are at least as many ways of seeing as there are people in this world. Another thing– It’s a great and exciting world, yet there’s wondrous beauty being overlooked right in our own backyard. This back-lit leaf above fell about 20 ft. from my back door one fall, & I spent over an hour photographing the scene. Another autumn closeup below, “Autumn Maple Leaf Pair on Moody Rock” is an oldie from my good old Kodachrome 64 days that's been a favorite for many of my viewers. Hope you’ll enjoy the colors & viewpoints here, and the surprises of the backyard as well as around the planet! Sidebar links will take you to my entire gallery and I hope to post regularly. I'll eventually add some poetic posts or pages here. -–Anna Lisa Yoder

Autumn Maple Leaf Pair on Moody Rock

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Ornamental Crabapples STOP; November, Quakertown, PA