Friday, May 10, 2013

Only in Bucks County: Things I Find Around My House

I have a Twitter friend who blogs about Autism mostly, and the million other things that happen in her (Berkeley) life, or come into mind. She is observant and witty and has balls and tells like it is.
But even SHE recently admitted that she doesn't broach certain topics on her blog anymore, that she feels she's being scrutinized, that she now holds back at times... and that just sucks.
I mean, it's HER blog. She doesn't get paid to do it, she has no sponsored posts; her blog is an extension of who she is as a person and as a writer, and I hope she won't continue to censor herself.
Here's her post that I keep thinking about, it's called "Pardon Me."

AND I JUST REALIZED I've been doing the same thing. Even though I basically just post pretty photos of Bucks County, I've been holding back in a different way, thinking that my readers only want to see the most beautiful green landscapes, colorful red barns, and open blue sky that Bucks County has to offer. Winter hit and I didn't take any photos of green landscapes or blue sky. Most of the photos I've taken these past few months have been around my house or in our yard.
And so I just had my own epiphany thanks to Jill's epiphany: I haven't posted a thing in months for fear it isn't good enough. That it's not interesting enough. That it's too personal. That there's no rolling farmland.
But this is MY blog.
I've been experimenting a lot with texture, focus, and depth of field and I have some good stuff, even if it's of my dinner or of my dog.
A section of Jill's blog is called "Things I Find In My House."
Today's photos are of things I find around mine.





And because she's awesome. show some Twitter love to @jillsmo or check out her blog,
Oh. And she draws:



  1. These photos are just as beautiful as all your others! Love the Dandelion Puffs. Cheryl C.

  2. Hi Elisa
    WOWOWWWW!!! my husband and I just went through your blog and pictures and they are just amazing. I have been telling you for years you missed your calling as a photographer, you have such a incredible eye for interesting artistic pictures.
    Your blog really brought me back down memory lane as I use to collect beautiful vintage tins and had one just like the one in your picture as well as on Sunday's I use to love to go to the Nugget omg it put a smile on my face.
    Keep blogging away and never lose sight of exactly what you want to say or do as there will always be critics whether it be good or bad just be truevo yourself.
    Hope you are well.