Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Time Pause

Random Hearts- Guest Heart Thursday- April 12, 2012

Backyard Garden, Blacksburg, VA, April 11, 2012

Laying in the dirt
to catch the last of the evening light
My dog snuggles close -
 her head resting on my foot.

I type this on my three year old laptop. Duct tape holds the connection cord into the computer. It has lost its sheen, where my base of my palm rests on the keyboard. There is a folder, named 2012 Hoover.  This years, non-client photos, live there. All 1,567 of them.(And yes they are backed up on two external hard drives, and copied onto CD's-) Each photo, a pausing to see.  I pause a lot.  It has been such a lovely beginning of 2012.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

One Perfect Thing

Backyard Garden, Blacksburg VA- March 2012
Process Notes: Created in Photoshop 
Main image of crocus and most image layers created from my photos- 
One layer (2971797493_0f6483196d_o)Digital Artist  Alice Popkorn 
And yes there is a heart shape hidden within the main flower. Sometimes we overlook the perfect things in our lives. 

Friday, March 9, 2012


Way behind on my monthly hearts--- but in the mean time here is one for now-

Guest Heart Thursday- March 9, 2012
Park City, Utah -March 3, 2012

A couple of clouds in a winter sunset-
leave just enough room for a sunny heart.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 2012- Our Wild Hearts

Pomegranate Heart, Kitchen Counter, Blacksburg, VA Jan 3, 2012

Road Salt Heart, Blacksburg, Va- Jan 2012

Sky Heart, Virginia Tech Drillfield, Blackburg, VA- Jan 2012

Orchid Flower Heart, Kitchen Table, Blacksburg, VA Jan 15 2012

Prices Fork Elementary School, Prices Fork Va- Jan 2012
Evergreen Heart on Sidewalk, Blacksburg VA- Jan 17, 2012

Lichen Heart on Grave Stone, Catawba, Va Jan 28, 2012

Trash Dumpster, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA-Jan 2012

Wood Knot, Catawba, Va, Jan 27, 2012

From my other blog Teri H Hoover Photography

Peppers Toy Bin, Blacksburg, Va -Jan 3, 2012

January Hearts...Not Yet

Yes I have fallen behind in posting my January hearts-BUT until then here is a bit of writing I did on another of my blogs.   And there is even a heart !

January 31, 2012- Small Stones
on our way to the food bowl  by  Teri H Hoover
 Peppers toy bin, Blacksburg, VA - Jan 31, 2012 

On our way to the food bowl 
sun shines on the new day.
 My dog whirls right by me,  
dancing with  anticipation-  
    while I scoop up dog toys off the TV room floor.  
This momma bird lets the toys fall  into their bin.
A small red heart squeaks out, 
"I love you!"

For a month I joined with hundreds of people in the January 2012 River of Stones .  Taking time to pay attention to at least one thing everyday... and write that observation into words. I am glad to have found this little river and have been participating since January 2011. Great thanks goes to Fiona Robyn's Writing Our Way Home community and for bringing this idea to life, and coordinating it for all of us.  I will continue to observe my world with images and words, finding that I am always where I need to be- even when it does not feel right. This little practice brings light to many things; not all are comfortable- but with love I am transformed to seeing the blessings. May there always be a little light in your heart. And if it seems dark know that there are people out there carrying a little light for you. Blessings - teri