Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Box within a Box



Noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright once called a Victorians style farm house, "a box within a box" Now, I'm not a noted architect so it took me a while to figure out he did not mean this as a compliment. A box within a box, a trap, a  tribute to the claustrophobic inducing hell we have to endure as home. No, in fact, much of Wright's philosophy was defined as a war on the box. Walls and roofs were intended to be stretched and redefined. He saw the architect as making patterns for civilization.

Nope, no boxes here. Nothing to see, just please move along.

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Layered Today


So, I've been playing around with the iPhone a bit, using layering and double exposure type stuff. Came up with this...a bit of bokeh and some soft grunge added to the mix.

Going to see if I can get mobile blogging to work again too. Been too long but good to be mobile, right? 

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What Do You Mean No Picture Today?

The tagline for Carol's Little World has always been, "Because somebody had to replace Pluto." In case you haven't been following recent news from the world of science, we've recently received images from Pluto and now have a better understanding of Pluto than ever before. There's a giant heart shaped form on the surface of Pluto. I rather like that. Pluto, once a planet, later reduced to a mere "planetoid" (whatever that is!) has always had it's heart out to us. Sure it's a small place, and so far away, but I like to think that we here on planet Earth have a special bond with Pluto. I mean, yes, we removed it rather handily from the list of "official" planets but I like to think too that it remains in our collective hearts a "planet" in the true sense of the word. Heck, we named a Disney dog after it, right? So it can't be too out of mind.

So today, on this day we celebrate the images of Pluto, rather than cluttering things up with one of my own, I'd like to encourage you to go and check out some of the wonderful images of Pluto. Maybe sit back, have a cold one, and reflect upon our place in the solar system. Maybe not but, heck, at least enjoy the heart shaped view, right?

If you are so-inclined, here is a link you can check out to see the planet I've been trying to replace for going on fourteen years now: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/latest-images-of-pluto-from-new-horizons

Until next time...