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Costa Rica

Posted in Beach, Coastal, Costa Rica, Digital Image, Flowers, Melabee M Miller, Mountains, Ocean, Palm Tree, Sunset with tags on March 7, 2018 by melabeemiller

What an amazing country!


Holiday Decorating

Posted in Caribbean, Christmas, Digital Image, Lights, Melabee M Miller, Nature, Palm Tree, Photography, Puerto Rico, Winter with tags , , , , on December 23, 2013 by melabeemiller
Palm Trees  © melabee m miller

Palm Trees © melabee m miller

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season!





Zoo Lights

Posted in Animals, Christmas, Holiday, Lights, Palm Tree, Washington DC, Winter with tags , , , , on December 16, 2011 by melabeemiller

Let’s take a break from Florence and go to the zoo for the holidays.  It’s a short trip to Washington DC and  The National Zoo where we can see a sparkling light show that is quite wonderful.  The zoo is free and the lights will be on until January 1st.

All my best wishes for the holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

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Enough of Winter!

Posted in Daylight, Dessert, Digital Image, Holiday, Mallorca, Moonrise, Nature, Palm Tree, Puerto Rico, Seafood, Seasons, Shrimp, Sunlight, Sunset, Travel, Winter on February 25, 2010 by melabeemiller

Beach in Puerto Rico

Palmas del Mar © melabee m miller

Take a seat in the lounge chair on this beautiful beach in Puerto Rico.

Soft rolling waves.

Soft rolling waves. © melabee m miller

Now, look out at the waves and imagine the warm water.

Sunset on the beach

Sleeping on the beach? © melabee m miller

We could stay all night but, how about a lovely meal?

Marinating shrimp in Puerto Rico.

Shrimp © melabee m miller

Start with shrimp marinated in a hot sauce.

A wonderful Mallorca dessert. © melabee m miller

And, top off this escape with a Mallorca, fried to perfection.

Feel Better?  I do!

January 2010 Light

Posted in Artist/Writer, Colors, Daylight, Italy, Lights, Naples, Palm Tree, Travel, Vincent van Gogh on January 1, 2010 by melabeemiller

Still thinking about light, I am considering daylight and no daylight.  I searched my photos to find day and night comparisons and found these, which were taken from the windows of a hotel in Naples, Italy.  They overlooked Via Mergellina, which ran along the Bay of Naples.  It was a busy street during the day but became chaotic in the evening and at night.

© melabee m miller Looking north, Bay of Naples, Italy

Although these were almost taken from the same point, seen alone, they could be mistaken for a completely different location.  Why is that?

The day photos were anchored-buildings, street, cars, boats, water.  They show a straight forward view up and down the street.

The night photos show headlights and street lights dancing around and your eye follows them throughout the image.  Most things, people,  buildings, etc. are obscured.  One cannot tell where this photo was taken. The lights and movement are important and exciting.

View from window, Naples, Italy

© melabee m miller Looking south, Bay of Naples, Italy

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”  by Vincent van Gogh ( Dutch Painter, one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists, 1853-1890)


Posted in Artist/Writer, Christmas, Claude Monet, Colors, Holiday, Lights, Nature, Palm Tree, Travel, Trees, Wall Street on December 1, 2009 by melabeemiller

The holidays are upon us and, once again, I am looking at lights.  This time it’s the wonderful assortment of lights decorating all sorts of things.   Conventional…….

trees and lights

© melabee m miller Trees decorated with colored lights

……and not so conventional.

Wall Street Lights

© melabee m miller Wall Street

Palm Tree with lights

© melabee miller Palm Tree with lights

Claude Monet said “It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.”

Enjoy the holidays!