anything can be

Wheel 06.20.09

Sunshine Country Day 06.19.09

Wine Glass 06.18.09

Water on the Window 06.17.09

Garden Sunlight 06.1.09

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child, listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS, the IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES, Then listen close to me--
Anything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be.
- Shel Silverstein

what you see

Sailboat 06.15.09

Queen Palm Leaf 06.14.09

Distant SFO Airport 06.13.09

Structure and Sky 06.12.09

Roadside Beauty 06.11.09

Blue Door and Handle 06.10.09

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

Wow, do I love that statement, because as I approach the end of my goal of "one photo a day for a year", I feel like I am looking at the same things, but this reminded me I may be looking at the same things, but I am seeing them differently. It made me feel so inspired.

Because I am nearing the end of this goal, will I end it? Most days I will say it will change slightly and that is all I will say. You have to stay tuned to find out. And I have about 20 days to figure it out.......... enjoy the view.

-Monique Jervan-Chilton

Can we talk?

Bubble Time 06.09.09

Waterdrops on garden lilly 06.08.09

Leaves on fence 06.07.09

Traffic lights 06.06.09

What is in there? 06.05.09

Moon 06.04.09

Sonoma Ridge 06.03.09

Mom's view 06.02.09

Garden view 06.01.09

Toys 06.31.09

Wall of Water 05.30.09

Clapping Seal 05.29.09

Talk about getting old. I was getting dressed and a peeping tom looked in the window, took a look and pulled down the shade.—Joan Rivers

I was kind of feeling my age today, when I started to write my blog, cool cloudy day, moving slowly, hearing the echo of my 6 year old telling everyone mommy is 42 and going to be 43. I started my usual search for quotes and this one made me laugh out loud.

Laughter is so good for the soul! Enjoy the week.

-Monique Jervan-Chilton


Sunflower 05.28.09

Beer Bikes 05.27.09

Kelly's Farm 05.26.09

Swim Lane 05.25.09

Bike Lane 05.24.09

Jessica's Big Day 05.23.09

... we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really.

How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that's so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. perhaps not even that.

How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty, and yet it all seems limitless.
- Paul Bowles