Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography


“Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.”

~E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Summer’s Bounty

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

Summer bounty

It’s summer, which means it’s time to cook on the grill.  Most of these veggies were grilled to perfection.  The sweet potatoes were roasted in the oven and the peach was added to a delectable sangria.  Ah summer, how I love you so!

Wild Rose

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography


“Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?”

~ Emily Brontë, The Complete Poems

Faithful Friend

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

Man's Best Friend

Each weeknight evening, beginning around 5:00, he settles by the window and waits…

To Market, To Market

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

Market Fresh

Spotted on a walk through a neighborhood marketplace in Dubai, UAE.

Still Life

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

Still Life

Becoming a contributor to The Monochrome Muse has awakened in me an interest in black and white photography.  I am especially taken with the idea of capturing light in my photographs.  The texture of the cactus, the grain of the wood, resonate when using black and white.

Tie Rack

Black & White Photography, Ellie-Dee, Phoneography, Photography

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One from my iPhone photo-stream archives; an old iPhone 3G photo – hence the quality! Although I’ve upgraded since this photo was taken (as far as an iPhone 4S to date) Phone Photography is not something I seem to do much of…. wonder why?

How about you, are you a phone photograper?


Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

Elizabeth Stiles Curtiss

Elizabeth Stiles Curtiss


This memorial caught my eye one spring morning while walking my Yorkshire Terrier.  It was built for Elizabeth Curtiss by her husband, Edward Francis Cole, after she passed on at a young age.  They had no children and he never remarried.  Curtiss is a common name where I live in Woodbury, Connecticut; as a matter of fact our home, a 200+ year old renovated barn, resides on Curtiss Road and I often wonder if Elizabeth visited the animals here when she was a child.