Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Theme Day: Yellow .....Brick Road!


Today, the first of April, is Theme Day for City Daily Photo Bloggers around the world.  We voted for YELLOW as our theme so here's my entry. It's Dorothy (Eva) and the friendly witch (Maddie) skipping down the Yellow Brick Road  at the A Night in Oz  fundraiser for the Birmingham Children's Theater.  I have a little bonus entry at the bottom.  A still life I took in my kitchen during my first photography class in January, 2008.  

Hundreds of Daily Photo bloggers around the globe have posted their interpretation of YELLOW.  Take a look!


I am pleased to introduce a new blog today.  My friends at La Bonne Etoile have launched their new blog.  Have a look!  Don't forget that there is still time to register for the photography workshop I will lead there in July.  See the blog or the info on my sidebar for more information.

34 comments:

Sally said...

Love the girls on the yellow brick road - gorgeous.
Sydney Daily Photo

alice said...

Ah, lovely little princesses! I hope to meet your Eva very soon!
I've enjoyed La bonne Etoile's blog, so many nice ladies painting in fields and gardens. I think Peter must pay a visit!;-))

Olivier said...

superbe photo, la première fille a des yeux magnifiques.

superb photo, first daughter has beautiful eyes.

Julie said...

It is the eyes, the gloriously open eyes.

However, they are not a penny on the lemons. The light and dark on the lemons is to die for. And that one sliced through ..

What is the max number of the tour group?

raf said...

The lovely brick road shot is a natural for the theme today, Virginia. The stilllife, a real beauty, especially with the sliced lemon. All beautifully done! Happy Theme Day!

Bibi said...

I love the Wizard of Oz and his Yellow Brick Road. And your lemons remind me I have been wanting to make a lemon cake....

Check out my blog. I am so proud--Bibi made headlines!!!

Jilly said...

Oh super, you posted Yellow Brick Road. I so hoped someone would. It's lovely, Virginia, ditto the lemons.

Halcyon said...

This is certainly an original choice. I love it!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous choices. Those darling girls are just adorable. ANd those lemons ... where's the sweet tea to go with 'em?

cieldequimper said...

Love the yellow path!

B Squared said...

All she needs are a pair of red shoes. Maybe that will be next month's theme.

Virginia said...

B Squared - She had outgrown the red slippers so we had to improvise! ha

Julie, Max on the workshop is 7 lucky people! I still have my fingers crossed.

Alice, I can't wait for you to meet the gang. We need to start planning what we'll see while you're with us.

Sally and Raf, Thanks for stopping by today.

Katie said...

Wonderful choice for yellow day! The girls look great and I'm sure they had a fun time doing Wizard of Oz. Now I'm having flashbacks of playing the lead monkey in our 6th grade production of that classic.

Petrea said...

Absolutely charming, V.

Knoxville Girl said...

very clever, V.
let's have some lemonade & Jack D.

Kelly said...

Clever variation of the theme! Such sweet costumes! The lighting on the lemons is lovely!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Yellow in it's best top form! Rich in vitamins - just the ticket against spring fever!
Juergen

Daryl said...

'Dorothy' looks a little afraid ....

I missed the memo for the Yellow theme ...

altadenahiker said...

I like them both, but j'adore still life.

frenchie4moi said...

You're a natural as are those young ladies!

marley said...

Cute choice! They looked happy on the yellow brick road :)

Babooshka said...

Well you are a Wiz today with the ingenious lateral thinking. The girls cute as buttons and I'm with Knoxville Girl, lemonade & JD easy on the ice.

Marie-Noyale said...

Two little cuties on that yellow road!
an original choice!

Tash said...

The yellow-brick-road just lit up my face - they are so deligtful!
Your still life is just wonderful too. It reminds me of one of my favorite paintings by de Zurbaran - Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose (http://www.nortonsimon.org/collections/browse_title.php?id=F.1972.06.P) from the Norton Simon Museum in (of all places) Pasadena. You'll have to come out and visit soon.

Ken Mac said...

cute kids! heck, I owe you a year's supply of Minnie Pearl fried chicken! (no one remembers that but me..) next time!

Bob Crowe said...

Oh, I get it, but since when did Dorothy hold hands with the Wicked Witch? What if it started to rain and the witch melted? My wife is from Kansas and she has a sister named Dorothy who still lives there, so I am knowledgeable in these matters. But anyway, this is a creative idea and well shot. The lighting is just right.

Pretty darn nice light and modeling on those lemons, too.

Sharon said...

Just about perfect!

Virginia said...

Ken Mac,
You stood me up and I can't be bought with Minnie Pearl's fried chicken for Pete's sake! We'll negotiate.

Bob,
Dorothy and the Witch are dear friends, what can I say!

Tash,
Glad you like it. Can't wait to visit the webesite you mentioned.

Sharon,
Glad you stopped by!!!

B,
Glad you're online again. Oh goodness the internet problems are a pain!

Hilda said...

You found a yellow brick road! Fun! And the girls are so cute! A wonderful post for theme day!

Kim said...

Today Birmingham, tomorrow Broadway! I love Dorothy's expression. Wouldn't Pat's lovely Bibi be perfect in the role of Toto, if the girls preferred a live actor in the part, that is? I'm just envisioning Katie as one of the flying monkeys (creatures of my childhood nightmares, so Katie must have been cast against type--she's more a tall, willowy goddess type in real life :-) ).

I love the lemons in blackness. How did you do that?
-Kim

Virginia said...

Kim
At the risk of blowing the "mystic" the lemons were on a black plate on my dark kitchen counter! I was just learning manual mode in my photography class so it was probably an exposure goof that paid off!

JM said...

How clever, Virginia! Love the 1st photo and the title! Very well done!

PJ said...

Eva is such a good and willing model for you, Virginia. The Yellow Brick Road looks like so much fun for all those little people. Very nice work on the lemons.

My v word is salsa!

Maya said...

Yellow brick road is a clever interpretation. Cute shot of the kids too!