Spring Moods By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 62 ) “When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.” ~Alfred Eisenstaedt Thankful for Poppies Cloud Homework Time Morning Greeting Rainy Isolation Hello In There Hope Nightfall “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” ~Fred Rogers Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: City Scenes, Landscapes, PhotographyTags: California, Corona Virus, Fujifilm X-T2, Golden Gate Bridge, Inspiration, Landscapes, Nature Photography, San Francisco, Social Isolation Related Articles City Moods By Jane Lurie2 days ago ( 49 ) Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco By Jane Lurie4 days ago ( 19 ) Hello In There By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 72 ) 62 comments › denisebushphoto March 30, 2020 • 11:33 am Great post! I especially like the image, ‘Homework Time’ … the vantage point and sense of place! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 30, 2020 • 4:42 pm Thanks, Denise. Out my back window there are these delightful courtyards connected to the buildings. Schools had just closed for good and this scene really told the story for me. Funny, after a few weeks, I haven’t seen them out there much. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed this collection. Reply ↓ naturebackin March 28, 2020 • 1:44 pm I love both the quotations that frame your photos and lend additional optimism in these anxious times. Although we do not choose to be isolated, there is so much to be found and seen in our neighbourhoods if we are able to look and to see as your gorgeous photos demonstrate. Thank you Jane, and keep safe. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 30, 2020 • 9:30 am Thank you so much, Carol. It’s amazing how much our lives have changed dramatically in just 3 weeks. Take care and be safe. 💚 Reply ↓ Suzanne et Pierre March 26, 2020 • 12:07 pm Lovely images to brighten the days of uncertainties…stay safe. (Suzanne) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 26, 2020 • 2:00 pm Thank you so much, Suzanne. All within my little few mile radius of isolation. You, too, stay safe and healthy. 💙 Reply ↓ Otto von Münchow March 26, 2020 • 4:48 am Oh, yes, spring, indeed. Looks gorgeous – and we certainly need some positive reminders in these times. Just gotta love the heron with Golden Gate in the background. Hope you stay healthy and safe, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 26, 2020 • 10:37 pm Thanks, Otto. Our lives have gotten smaller but maybe a little bigger creatively at times. Glad you enjoyed these and I wish you and your family safe and healthy days. 💙 Reply ↓ Dave Ply March 25, 2020 • 4:28 pm Nice images. I’ve always had a weakness for California Poppies. Hopefully you’re located where you can still get to some photogenic spots, given the latest restrictions. If not, there’s always macro. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 27, 2020 • 7:11 pm Hi Dave, Agree about CA Poppies. And now they are starting to bloom all over the city. Yes, we take long, cautious walks every day as our one activity out of our home. All of these were made within a mile. Hope you and your family stays safe and healthy. Thanks so much. Reply ↓ Gunta March 23, 2020 • 11:16 pm California poppies… a favorite of mine. You do them well! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 24, 2020 • 2:07 pm HI Gunta, A bright spot in the midst of the crisis. Thanks for checking in. Hope you are faring well. Stay safe and healthy. 💚 Reply ↓ David March 23, 2020 • 11:24 am Love the vivid poppy color and “Nightfall.” Hope you and the family are doing well. Daughters are home on their spring break. We would have been in SoCal for a horse show, but was cancelled three weeks ago. The shows they ride in May, in Texas, may be cancelled too. Right now, the plan, when break ends, the classes will be done online. Basically, they’ll stay here on the ranch and take their classes. Fortunately, the hospital doesn’t have COVID-19 cases in house, so it remains the same for Laurie and Andrea. They have to undergo temp checks when they arrive, twice (random) during their day, and before they leave. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 27, 2020 • 7:13 pm Hi David, Thank you and I’m glad to read your update. Sounds like you all are coping well. Please stay safe and good health to you all. Reply ↓ Adrian Lewis March 23, 2020 • 12:24 am Lovely set of images, Jane >>> but with their relevance to the virus and their very well thought out subjects and titles, really they are so much more. This is very well done. And I wholeheartedly agree with your thoughts about keeping on being creative. Adrian 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 23, 2020 • 8:39 am Hi Adrian, That means a lot, thank you. This crisis does illuminate how many interesting and beautiful moments there are right at your door. I hope you are doing well and are safe. Take care. 🙂 Reply ↓ Alison and Don March 22, 2020 • 6:52 pm What a lovely collection Jane. Hope gave me hope for the bees. Perhaps they are doing better now. The opening shot of the poppies is so full of joy, and I fell right into the shot of the kids doing their homework. Where was it taken? Alison Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 23, 2020 • 8:36 am Thanks so much, Alison. I discovered the kids out the back window of my apartment. A collage of courtyards behind the buildings. All of these taken in and about a one mile radius of my home. Making the best of isolation… Hope you and Don are faring well. Be safe and healthy. 🙂 Reply ↓ plaidcamper March 22, 2020 • 3:18 pm Thanks for these – really lovely to see! Be well. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 5:28 pm Thanks, Adam. You, too. Hope it’s not as intense where you are. Take care. Reply ↓ Ali, The Mindful Gardener March 22, 2020 • 8:49 am It is so beautiful to travel around the world with you at this particular moment. Thank you. Reply ↓ Terri Webster Schrandt March 22, 2020 • 8:16 am Beautiful Jane! Thank for the positive views! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 2:37 pm Thank you, Terri. My wanderings have gotten much smaller these days… trying to enjoy what’s out there. Hope you are doing well. Reply ↓ harrienijland March 22, 2020 • 7:19 am Excellent set! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 2:36 pm Thanks very much, Harrie. Hope all is well with you. Take care. 🙂 Reply ↓ YellowCable March 22, 2020 • 4:13 am These are very beautiful moods! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 2:36 pm Thanks, YC. They are running the gamut these days! Hope you are doing well. 🙂 Reply ↓ Graham Stephen March 22, 2020 • 1:58 am Nice one, Jane. Especially liking “Rainy Isolation” this time. Stay safe ☮ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 2:35 pm Thank you, Graham. I can’t resist those droplets. Glad you like them. Stay healthy and happy. 💙 Reply ↓ Michael Scandling March 22, 2020 • 12:42 am Beautiful images for these times, or anytime. Stay upbeat. Keep creating. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 2:34 pm Thank you, Michael. Making the most of my little world now, and I agree, keep creating– so important. Take care. Reply ↓ Photography Journal Blog March 21, 2020 • 11:36 pm So beautiful! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 2:33 pm Thank you so much, Amy. Capturing life around me in my smaller world. 🙂 Hope you are doing well. Reply ↓ www.corneliaweber-photography.com March 21, 2020 • 11:20 pm Jane, your post presents HOPE and that’s why I love it. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 2:32 pm Thank you, Cornelia. I hope you are faring well in this crisis and that you are safe and stay healthy. Take care! ❤️ Reply ↓ www.corneliaweber-photography.com March 22, 2020 • 9:47 pm Thank you Jane, I am doing okay, that’s very kind of you, You stay safe as well. Reply ↓ bluebrightly March 21, 2020 • 6:27 pm What a good quote the Eisenstaedt one is! Just by virtue of being absorbed in what we’re doing, we do lose the anxiety that I think plagues us all lately. Oh, the poppies! Soon a few will bloom along the highways up here – nothing like what you see, but a little goes a long way. I love the transparency of the petals in this photo. And the heron, my friend! I’m always happy to see them and am very fond of their graceful awkwardness, or awkward grace. “Homework Time” is perfectly composed, wow – a great little slice of life there. “Rainy Isolation” is gorgeous – love it – and following it with “Hello in There” completes the story. “Hope” and “Nightfall” are equally beautiful. This is an ending and a beginning, isn’t it, but we are so uncertain about what exactly is ending and what’s beginning. I guess we can each try to end what’s not helping the situation and begin something beneficial to the situation, but right now just having dinner is going to be enough. 😉 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 2:16 pm Hi Lynn, You’ve gleaned my intentions and more. Thank you for your insightful response to this collection. Our lives are smaller but our connections just may grow larger. And our art gives us an outlet and a little control over the unknown. Take care, my friend, and enjoy your nature baths. 💚 Reply ↓ bluebrightly March 22, 2020 • 5:55 pm A big green heart back to you! 🙂 Reply ↓ Eliza Waters March 21, 2020 • 6:25 pm Beautiful shots, Jane, as always. 🙂 I was just looking through my Superbloom pix from last year – such a wonder. I often tell folks of your legendary photos at Carrizo last year – lovely beyond words. Hope you are doing well and not going too crazy cooped up. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 22, 2020 • 11:54 am How nice to read, Eliza. Thank you. I just revisited those Carrizo images. Wonder what it looks like this year? We are able to get out and walk, cautiously distancing from the few people we see. The Presidio in SF has miles of nature trails which has been a place for solace and exercise. I hope you, too, are faring well under these unsettling and scary days. Wishing you healthy and happy days. 🙂 Reply ↓ Eliza Waters March 22, 2020 • 2:45 pm Thank you, Jane. We’re taking it one day at a time. God willing, we’ll get through this! Reply ↓ Sue March 21, 2020 • 3:21 pm Great images, Jane. Stay healthy, safe and upbeat! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2020 • 3:22 pm Thank you, Sue. You, too. The last is most important. Important to stay positive as best we can. 🙂 Reply ↓ Sue March 21, 2020 • 3:43 pm Yes, as I live alone, I have been scheduling a load of Video calls over the next week, to maintain my mood Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2020 • 5:28 pm Good idea, Sue. We’ve been doing the same. It really helps your spirit to make that connection. Reply ↓ paula graham March 21, 2020 • 2:03 pm So Super, and yes, whilst out taking photos I am at my most peaceful. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2020 • 3:22 pm Thank you, Paula. I’m so glad you feel the same. I love the feeling of the world falling away when concentrating on a shot. Take care and stay well. 💕 Reply ↓ Shayleene MacReynolds March 21, 2020 • 12:56 pm Stunning imagery! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2020 • 3:21 pm Thank you very much, Shayleene. Much appreciated. 🙂 Reply ↓ Tina Schell March 21, 2020 • 12:49 pm Beautiful Jane. Especially loved your bee 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2020 • 3:20 pm Thanks, Tina. Nature is a fine solace on our cautious walks. Stay healthy. ❤️ Reply ↓ Joe March 21, 2020 • 12:47 pm These images are gorgeous Jane 👍🏻 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2020 • 3:20 pm Thank you, Joe. Nice we can carefully enjoy the outdoors. Hope you are coping well. Be safe and stay healthy, my friend. 🙂 Reply ↓ Steve Gingold March 21, 2020 • 12:33 pm Beautiful distractions from our current worries. Very nice, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2020 • 3:19 pm Thank you, Steve. The world in my few mile radius. Take care. 🙂 Reply ↓ Mary Lynn March 21, 2020 • 11:56 am Thank you for such beautiful pictures. I’m forwarding them to my son and Cat. They love using your pictures and a few of the places are new to them. Hopefully;u this Coron9 will pass and we can all get out and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Stay healthy! ML Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2020 • 3:18 pm Thank you so much, ML. I’m so glad you share them with your kids. Yes, we need hope now. Stay healthy, happy and safe. ❤️ Reply ↓ camerapacker March 21, 2020 • 11:46 am Great images ! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2020 • 3:17 pm Thanks so much, Bruce. Be well. Reply ↓ Robert Baum March 21, 2020 • 9:48 am Thanks Jane! Off to share this ray of beauty! 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