…some Rolling Colors!

April 5, 2015

 First I had some toast, bacon and eggs…
 Then I went outside to enjoy the garden and…
 Look what I found in the nooks and crannies outside…
 A beautiful array of eggs perfectly outfitted! 


easter-eggs by Lisa Rivas

Reason enough for me to call them “Rolling Colors”
Easter Eggs handcrafted by Lisa Rivas © 2015 (inquiries are welcomed)

Easter is not a time for groping through dusty,
musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal.
It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope,
a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising,
to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and,
the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.
~Author unknown

Did the sky bloom?

March 5, 2015

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky,
unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.

~ Susan Orlean

Did the sky bloom? by Lisa Rivas

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.
Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
~Coco Chanel

Ice sparkle & twinkle…

February 21, 2015

An Ice Storm can be the super ice sparkle for your eyes.

It is one of nature’s most beautiful and wonderous  of winter storms;
with it’s glistening stems and branches all woven up with threads of ice. 

Just have some good storm-boots on those feet!

Crepe Myrtle pods by Lisa Rivas Crepe Myrtle pods in ice - Lisa Rivas 2015
Ice Branches by Lisa Rivas
Hawthorne buds freeze by Lisa Rivas

Weeping Willow in ice by Lisa Rivas

It occurs to me now that I have never seen the ice-storm put upon canvas,
and have not heard that any painter has tried to do it.

I wonder why that is.
Is it that paint cannot counterfeit the intense blaze of a sun-flooded jewel?
Following the Equator ~ Mark Twain

Love is Life!

February 14, 2015

“Love is a basket full of nuts and berries.

I know, because I gathered them from the forest myself.

― Jarod Kintz, Love Quotes for the Ages.

Forever After by © Lisa Rivas

Forever After by © Lisa Rivas

Where there is love there is life. ~Mahatma Gandhi

“An act of kindness may take only a moment of our time,
but when captured in the heart the memory lives forever.”
― Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths

Winter Berries,

January 22, 2015

 “…the winter is kind and leaves red berries on the boughs for hungry sparrows…” ― John Geddes

More Berries? by Lisa Rivas

“On the motionless branches of some trees,
berries hung like clusters of coral beads,
as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels . . .”
~Charles Dickens