Saturday, December 19, 2015

Zen Moments: Fog on the Water-06- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: Fog on the Water-06- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - Fog On the Water - 06
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio - more fog & boats!

A brave crew to come
in the fog for 
sailing lessons!



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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-103- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-103- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 103
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

The water lilies are always
beautiful there, as well.

pink stars with yellow centers / floating on dark waters / no fragrance but mud

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 102
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

The Koi are well fed by visitors
so they come right up
to the edge of the pond.

This one was busy feeding.

koi swim casually / around the shallow pond / red and white against a breakfast of green

Friday, November 27, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-101- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-101- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte



Zen Moments - In The Garden 101
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

green leaves on gray stone / the sound of water falling / an unlit lantern



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-100- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-100- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte







Zen Moments - In The Garden 100
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

It is hard to believe I have
made it to my 100th post!

It has been fun to share out my
 photography with everyone.

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I am grateful for all
the wonderful and beautiful
things there are in the world to photograph.

Thanks for stopping
by to share in my view of the world.

 the wind has carried / a tiny leaf / to rest itself / on a prickly bed



Monday, November 9, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-99- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-99- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte



Zen Moments - In The Garden 99
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

 I love the lily's in the garden.
Several colors and styles
are there for wonderful
pictures.

Nothing better than after a rain,
which we've had a lot here this fall!



Saturday, October 31, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-98- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-98- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte





Zen Moments - In The Garden 98
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

Lovely  morning at the Gardens
last week, right after a the rain
went through to wet everything.

I ended up shooting
a bit in the rain when it
came back around.
Umbrella in one hand
Camera in the other!



Sunday, October 25, 2015

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-25- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-25- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 25
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, Friends In The Garden series.

This tiny little ant (upper left)
was making its way across
the expanse of the lily's petals, 
maneuvering around the
raindrops from a recent storm.

raindrops on petals
up the sides of pink mountains
tiny ant climbing


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Sunday, October 11, 2015

"Country Church" selected for the Rural Texas Photography Show through Artists of Texas - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


"Country Church" selected for the Rural Texas Photography Show through Artists of Texas - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte



"Country Church" 
for the Rural Texas Photography Show

© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

My "Country Church" image
made it into the Top 100 for
the Photography Show "Rural Texas"
by the Artists of Texas Group.




Saturday, October 10, 2015

"Secret Garden" Exhibit at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


"Secret Garden" Exhibit at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library - Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte






"Secret Garden" Exhibit

© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

I submitted 5 images to the
juried show "Secret Garden"
at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library.

This was a competition in
collaboration with Mercer Botanic Gardens
of photographs featuring the
plant life of Mercer Botanic Gardens.

All 5 of the images were accepted!
The show runs from Oct 16th through Nov 20th.

I figured everyone would
be sending in pictures
of beautiful flowers.
So I went for the images
that were not the traditional
garden images, but showcased
other parts of the garden's flora.

All Miksang shots!




Sunday, October 4, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-97- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-97- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 97
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

I never grow tired
of peering into a reflecting pond
with lily pads floating
in the clouds.
Suspended in air
the lily pads are floating
on top of white clouds




Saturday, October 3, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-96- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-96- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte





Zen Moments - In The Garden 96
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

Purple is such
a wonderful color to have in the garden.

It is also easier than red
to photograph, particularly outside.




Monday, September 28, 2015

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-24- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossar

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-24- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 24
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, Friends In The Garden series.

Dragon flies are such interesting creatures!
I love how they can
hover and maneuver so easily.
 
They may not be the prettiest 
in the gardens, but they
are helping me out by
eating those biting insects!



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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-95- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-95- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte







Zen Moments - In The Garden 95
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

I just love lilies!
Mercer has a lot of variety 
that are showing their
pretty faces in the early summer.





Saturday, September 12, 2015

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-23- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-23- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte



Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 23
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, Friends In The Garden series.

Bees having a hay day at the Gardens.
Front view and back view!


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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-94- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-94- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte





Zen Moments - In The Garden 94
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

These sunflowers were just
wonderful last weekend!

They were great standing
against the sky as well
as close ups of the details
of their petals and centers.





Saturday, September 5, 2015

Zen Moments: Fog on the Water-05- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: Fog on the Water-05- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - Fog On the Water - 05
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio - more fog & boats!

I love the lines of the masts
from the boats and
the piers on the dock!



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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-22- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-22- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 22
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, Friends In The Garden series.

This little fellow
 was out and about
on the Arboretum side
of
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens.

Almost missed him in
the mix of leaves and pine needles!


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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-93- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-93- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 93
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

I love how the morning light
catches the spider webs
on the petals of
the flowers.

And a bonus of
morning dew!



Monday, August 17, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-92- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-92- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


 

Zen Moments - In The Garden 92
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.


Was in ATL last week for business
and was able to get to theATL Botanical Gardens
for a special event. We got there early
to photograph in the Gardens during daylight hours.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-91- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-91- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte





Zen Moments - In The Garden 91
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

Was in ATL last week for business
and was able to get to the
ATL Botanical Gardens
for a special event:

"Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden 
features unique installations created
 from hundreds of miles of optic fiber
 by Munro, a British artist
internationally acclaimed for his
use of light as an artistic medium.

The Garden transforms at dusk with
imaginative, luminous works of art"



Sunday, August 9, 2015

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-21- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-21- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 21
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, Friends In The Garden series.

Love the Koi fish at Mercer.
A couple of ponds
with fish and flowers and plants.



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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-90- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-90- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 90
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

This is from the Arboretum
side of Mercer.

They have wonderful
trails through the woods
with boardwalks and bogs.

The light was so great that morning
coming through the trees.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-20- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-20- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 20
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, Friends In The Garden series.

This was a bit of a scary
creature hidden in the flowers.
Even more scary 
up close!


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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-89- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossar


Zen Moments: In The Garden-89- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


 

 
Zen Moments - In The Garden 89
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, In The Garden series.

There were a number
of wonderful succulent
plants at the Garden.

For some reason,
these caught my eye
more than ever before!

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