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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Th PEEPSHOW presents A SPRING AFFAIR, or, GREENING...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Th PEEPSHOW presents A SPRING AFFAIR, or, GREENING...: photoanildsud courtesyathoughtfuleye Peeps, If being able to experience flight, as today's visual treat so magnificently alludes, s...

Th PEEPSHOW presents A SPRING AFFAIR, or, GREENING OF THE EARTH / Day 3

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If being able to experience flight, as today's visual treat so magnificently alludes, sign me up for wings, ballooning, hang-gliding, or lucid dreams while curled up with my four pillows/two blankets/scented foot-lotion, and uninterrupted sleep.  The soft verdant hills beckon invitingly and suggest infinity, making the thought of leaving it all behind --as we all will--less alarming, mildly cautionary, and re-emphasizing the preciousness of it all, meaning our time here on this earth.  Today is not a time for being melancholy or maudlin, (and pathos serves no purpose), and during the morning's perfection, countless birds twitter and hop from branch to branch, leaves unfurl in accordance to an ancient rhythm, and little white clouds float breezily overhead.


I must admit to experiencing pangs of jealousy at the superb specimens of container-pots featured in the gardening magazines, both at the gorgeous vessels utilized and the creative combination of plant materials which r…

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents A SPRING AFFAIR, or, GREENIN...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents A SPRING AFFAIR, or, GREENIN...: photeriksunstrom Peeps, I'm sort of glad that cool nights and mild days are still with us; in some parts, the descent from the crisp ...

The PEEPSHOW presents A SPRING AFFAIR, or, GREENING OF THE EARTH / DAY 2

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I'm sort of glad that cool nights and mild days are still with us; in some parts, the descent from the crisp mornings of April and May to the horrors of 85 or 90+ comes quickly, and my memory of a blood-red sun hanging on the horizon with the promise of a pollen-laden, humid work-day amidst stricken plants under a breeze-less sky is best forgotten at this time.  Maybe, just maybe, a mild winter will in turn lead to a mild summer, or so we wish,  perhaps knowing quite well that the Farmer's Almanac predicts otherwise.  I frequently wonder at those who choose to live in states such as Nevada, Texas, and Arizona where rains are sparse, temperatures soar into the 100s, and daily life is limited to the confines of a cooled home, air-conditioned vehicle, or brief nocturnal jaunts in search of entertainment or distraction.


Near the kitchen table in my childhood home, where most breakfasts and lunches were eaten, customarily hung a wall calendar featuring English (and Welsh) coun…

The PEEPSHOW presents A SPRING AFFAIR, or, GREENING OF THE EARTH / Day 1

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If anyone doubts that global warning is real, a quick survey of gardens and groves around our area will substantiate any and all theories put forth by the scientific community that things are heating up, so much so that our growing area has been changed from 6b to 7a.  The cherry-blossoms of the famed trees which line the Tidal Basin are upon us now, to the delight of early tourists and plant-lovers who relish this seasonal display.  Quince, forsythia, and service-berry are similarly ecstatic.  The nation's capital is most wondrous at this time of the year, and all should embrace the wonder of our numerous green-spaces and public gardens.


Lady's Emblom's garden seems illuminated at night by the white petals of Maureen tulips, abundant clumps of spring snowflakes {leucojum vernum}, and prancing bands of Daisy Miller which seems to have easily braved the mild winter.  In the morning, the full glory of her creativity is revealed by lush beds of grape-hyacinth {muscari} b…

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents A SPRING AFFAIR, or, GREENIN...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents A SPRING AFFAIR, or, GREENIN...: photomarkleong courtesyathoughtfuleye Peeps, If anyone doubts that global warning is real, a quick survey of gardens and parks around...

The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER IV / Day 5 -- WONDROUS!!

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER...: photosourceunknown Peeps, Just wanted to thank you all for all your emails this week.  It seems that many of our blog readers were qu...

The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY CHAPTER IV / Day 4 -- LUCK OR CHANCE

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY CHAPTER ...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY CHAPTER ...: imagecourtesyvintage&chicblog Peeps, I rarely indulge in game-play that involves betting; my mother strongly believed that games s...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY / Day 3...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY / Day 3...: imagecourtesyjohnmurphy viabijouxandboheme Peeps, I remember being immediately drawn to this particular image for the purity of col...

The PEEPSHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY / Day 3 -- ILLUMINATING COLOR (In Memory of Trayvon Martin)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER...: imagecourtesyindigenousdialogue Peeps, Last week, the much anticipated new book from fellow-peep, namely Washington Post writer ...

The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER IV / Day 2 -- THE RICHER SEX

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The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER IV / Day 1 -- POSSIBILITIES

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With the advent of spring, the days are noticeably longer and brighter.  Now through uncovered windows and open doors, fresh air pours in to refresh and revive quarters formerly barricaded against the vagrancies of winter.  The emergence of green and color in the garden fills us all with new vigor and optimism.  Tasks such as sweeping away the cobwebs in the corners and dust bunnies upon the desk, tackling the stacks of books bound for the resale shop, transporting to the potting bench container-plants in need of transplant, tackling coats and sweaters in need of brushing or dry-cleaning, and so forth, are easily addressed in the crisp morning light after the first expresso and before the Diane Rehm show.  I plan to re-arrange the furniture and re-hang pictures with the intention of enjoying individual pieces formerly in storage.  Rob the framer has promised that everything (taken to his studio since last October) will be ready within a week or so, and I can't wait to see th…

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER...: imagecourtesyjjjjoundblog Peeps, With the advent of spring, the days are noticeably longer and brighter.  Now through uncovered window...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents ' CAMERA-WORKS: The PHOTO...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents ' CAMERA-WORKS: The PHOTO...: annabeeke/untanglingthreads imagecourtesykantaracrafts.com * * * In Ait Hamza, a village in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco,  the...

The PEEP-SHOW presents ' CAMERA-WORKS: The PHOTO-SHOW!! ' / Day 7 -- ANNA BEEKE

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In Ait Hamza, a village in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco,  the women from the local weaving cooperative gather in the home of an artisan who has just given birth to a healthy baby boy. The mother and here newborn rest in the next room while the rest of the women enjoy kraskrout, a traditional afternoon 'snack' (typically consisting of mint tea and a variety of fresh bread with recently-pressed olive oil or jam) and that can happen spontaneously among several people or, as seen here, in celebration of a major event. 


This photo was taken as part of the project entitled ' UNTANGLING THREADS: Female Artisans in Morocco's Rug Weaving Industry.'  In Morocco, where men are responsible for almost all of their country's artisanal production, women have maintained the age-old craft of indigenous weaving.  
The project seeks to document the environment and culture of female workers who have recently begun to participate in local and global markets.  It specifical…

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The PHOTO-SHOW!! ' / Day 6 -- P...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The PHOTO-SHOW!! ' / Day 6 -- P...: unarbol,paulgallegos courtesykiptonart.com,knewgallery.com * * *  I am an experimental fine-art photographer.  I also work in lifestyl...

' CAMERA-WORKS: The PHOTO-SHOW!! ' / Day 6 -- PAUL GALLEGOS

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I am an experimental fine-art photographer.  I also work in lifestyle as well as fashion.  I enjoy experimenting with all the mediums of photograph, from a plastic lens to large-format work.  I have no preference to working in color or b/w.  I think the image and mood sets the tone for what may be color or black+white.  My photography is an exploration of life:  people, landscapes, or the way in which the two interact.  I enjoy it all.  I believe in forward thinking -- understand the traditional, yet push the limits and enjoy the journey.  {I} live and capture time-pieces of life.  {I} create imagery!




Paul uses traditional methods of photography, however he prefers to be more experimental and edgy with his imagery. He continuously pushes himself to keep his work interesting. Paul has studied at the Corcoran, Brooks Institute of Photography and the Art Institute of Los Angeles. His studies in the related fields of graphic design and cinematography give way to inspiration and movem…

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show!! ' / Day 5 -- NA...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show!! ' / Day 5 -- NA...: photonataliechenug courtesyofknewgallery/nataliecheungblogspot * * *  Natalie's artwork draws its momentum from the rich history of th...

' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show!! ' / Day 5 -- NATALIE CHEUNG

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Natalie's artwork draws its momentum from the rich history of the photographic medium. She approaches photography in an experimental fashion using camera-less photography. Her work focuses on chance happenings, fractal patterNs occurring in nature and the push and pull between micro and macro-chasm. Cheung is a graduate of the Corcoran and has exhibited widely. She earned an MFA with a concentration in Photography from the Tyler School at Temple University.

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show!! ' / Day 4 -- TR...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show!! ' / Day 4 -- TR...: Black Passion Flower Collage phototrishsimonite courtesyknewgallery.com * * * Trish Simonite's work merges traditional and digital...

' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show!! ' / Day 4 -- TRISH SIMONITE

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show ' / Day 3 -- MIL...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show ' / Day 3 -- MIL...: photomillicentwarnock Photography has been a hobby of mine off and on for the past 10 years.  Recently, after fully committing myself to...

' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show ' / Day 3 -- MILLICENT WARNOCK

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo-Show!! ' / Day 2 -- B...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo-Show!! ' / Day 2 -- B...: photobrunomahlman www.brunophoto.com Note:  The original image was taken with a Mamiya C45 DM 28 medium format digital camera with an ...

' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo-Show!! ' / Day 2 -- BRUNO MAHLMANN

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo-Show!! ' / Day 1 -- G...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo-Show!! ' / Day 1 -- G...: photogarnettennysonhadley www.wix.com/hadleyasoc/garnet-tennyson-hadley The photograph ‘Red Paint’ is from a 2010 book entitled “Views...

' CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo-Show!! ' / Day 1 -- GARNET TENNYSON HADLEY

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The photograph ‘Red Paint’ is from a 2010 book entitled “Views from the Road – Photographs Shot While Driving Dashiell 5,536 Miles, Arlington, VA – Jacksonville, NC. August through October 2007”.
During this period my elderly mother was hospitalized in North Carolina and my attention was often needed.  So to make the drive, which at times was done twice in a week, more palatable, I would take side roads as much as possible and stop and photograph.  This made each road trip much longer but provided a bit of joy in an otherwise difficult situation.  I looked forward to being on the road and having the time to stop and photograph whenever and whatever struck my fancy.
This particular photograph of a ranch house speaks to me not only because of its color but of the contrast with the red paint on the street.  I was walking in this neighborhood when I came upon it and in the scheme of things it might go unnoticed if one were to simply drive past; walking enables a slower, quieter appreciat…

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents WEEKEND VISUAL TREAT!!

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents WEEKEND VISUAL TREAT!!: imagecourtesyflickrfallingstar viaemmasblog.se Peeps, Spring is officially here, and it's a glorious event.  Daffodils, snow-drops a...

The PEEP-SHOW presents WEEKEND VISUAL TREAT!!

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Spring is officially here, and it's a glorious event.  Daffodils, snow-drops and crocuses proclaim victory against the trials of the past winter by unfurling colorful banners of yellow and white and mauve, which delight the eye and invigorate sagging spirits.  Another season past and a new year in sight; the garden beckons and with it comes the opportunity to replace, to refurbish, to regenerate and to reveal the wonder of nature;  luckily for the fortunate among us, we are presented with the possibility of hope.  Why hope?  For in the garden, the elements dictate, luck occasionally intervenes, dedication and commitment certainly helps, and the rest is out of our hands.  A swarm of locusts/an invasion of white-flies/prolonged rains and flooding/persistent heat-wave/a prolonged drought/a debilitating accident/the death of a loved one:  all these can effect both how we look at our garden, and how the garden looks to us.  Regardless of the present conditions at a given moment, …

The PEEP-SHOW presents 'CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo-Show!!'

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The PEEP-SHOW presents NOTES ON A SPRING GARDEN / Day 4

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The PEEP-SHOW presents 'CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo-Show!!'

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' CAMERA-WORKS:  The Photo Show!! ' premieres 12 March


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The PEEP-SHOW presents 'CAMERA-WORKS: The Photo Show!!'

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' CAMERA-WORKS:  The Photo Show!! ' premieres 12 March


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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents NOTES ON A SPRING GARDEN / ...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents NOTES ON A SPRING GARDEN / ...: photocourtesyweblogs.baltimoresun.com How can anyone remain indifferent, even hostile, towards this flower, passes my understanding, y...

The PEEP-SHOW presents NOTES ON A SPRING GARDEN / Day 3

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