A Few of My Favorite Things

I was feeling kinda blue the other day. I was in a rut and couldn’t find my way out of it. I was working on an essay about why I photograph and what it is that inspires me. Just couldn’t get it going…. Then, for some reason, the lyrics to Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things” started running through my head. The day brightened. This song reminds me of the joy I get from photographing my own favorite things.  So, with a little re-write of one of their stanzas (… my apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein), here is an illustrated version of a few of my favorite things:

Raindrops on roses
And dewdrops on lupines
Bubbles on puddles
And new moons in deserts
Sunlight that kisses the foam on the beach
These are a few of my favorite things.

155 3rd st, CALIFORNIA, roses
Raindrops on roses…

Bejewelled Lupines 213
And dewdrops on lupines…

CALIFORNIA, MACRO, bubble, puddle, reflections, wetlands
Bubbles in puddles…

And new moons in deserts…

CALIFORNIA, Marin County, Pacific, beach, clouds, foam, kehoe beach, ocean, photograph, point reyes, point reyes seashore, reflections, storm break, sun, surf
Sunlight that kisses the foam on the beach…

These are a few of my favorite things.
And now I don’t feel so bad…

19 comments on “A Few of My Favorite Things

  1. This one really made me smile & perk up on this dreary morning in LA . . .
    (Lower Alabama?). Please check your email within Susana few days for a longer sharing.
    So much beauty in every thing. Thanks for reminding us continually!

    • Susan,
      Like you, it takes me some time to reply. I’m honored that you read my post and look at these photos.
      Will write more fully sometime soon….

  2. I love it Marty! And, I love my box of notecards with roses. Using as birthday cards right now. The Lupine print is going to the framer this weekend. Thank you for giving us all your favorite things!

    • Judith-
      sounds like the Lupines are going on your wall soon. Indeed, one of my favorite moments (things!)

  3. You hit the mark beautifully, as you so often do. I’m coming out of a grand fog and blessed to have held things together despite the funk. Now I don’t feel so bad. Thanks.

    • Dear Nancy,
      Glad to hear that things are getting better for you. Hope my “music” helped.

    • Russ,
      That song is still rolling around in my head, too. My favorite version is John Coltrane’s. Have you heard that one?
      Thanks for writing.

  4. Great “rewrite!” Enjoyed your blog, my first read…
    Nature, the reliable healer. Hello to Jean, too!

    • Love hearing from you dear Suzanne. Hope you’re getting out and making photos when you can!

  5. And now I feel much better on this damp and drizzly day in rural Virginia.
    Love to you and Jean.

    • Christina!
      Good to hear from you and that my little blog brightened the skies for you in Virginia.
      Jean and I send you our love, dear old friend.

  6. I am looking at ‘the sunlight that kisses the foam on the beach’…right now as I view your blog. Because one of my favorite Marty Knapp prints, ‘Bright Winter Day’ hangs right by my desk!

    • Ahh, I’m going to have make a print of that one for my own office. That day was sparkling. Just breathtaking! Thanks for writing to me!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.