i rest my case

last weeks
jury duty included
the law of beauty

window

gaze at the evidence

circle

listen to the testimony of fountains

water wall

whispers of a pine

water pine

feel the contrast of life

planter

beauty and calm
in this area
outside the court house

31 comments:

Mrs. E said...

I love your pictures! You are inspiring!

beth said...

I used to spend every week in a court house when I was working as a CASA....and I have to tell you...I love it in there !!!

Sharon said...

Great captures. Interesting thoughts.

Betsy said...

It's quite an experience, isn't it!

Megan Coyle said...

wow, the architecture shot is stunning.

Ascender Rises Above said...

very nice. i really like the larger format for the photos

Elizabeth said...

now that looks more like fun than duty. :)

spread your wings said...

lots of interesting textures going on here.

sherri said...

Looks like a beautiful structure with some extremely nice landscaping. Very nice.

Toni said...

Fantastic captures, Elk. I'm kind of surprised that security didn't confiscate your camera or make you put it away or delete images. Cool!

Liss said...

I have neve seen jury duty look so good.

Normally I would consider dury duty a pain and not a photo opportunity. When my name is called I will be grabbing my camera.

ELK said...

This was the area where I ate my lunch across from the courthouse so it was not a security issue

Marcie said...

What a wonderful series to describe the jury process and system.

margie said...

good for you!! i know that many people will do anything to get out of jury duty. great shots.

SE'LAH... said...

I'm incredibly inspired by you.

Great photo story. So calm and peaceful...for jury duty. I am glad you showed a positive side to it.

Sue said...

Like Toni, I was a little concerned about your camera and security. But...ah yes, lunch break. A very productive, but beautiful, way to spend lunch.

Nice perspective and commentary on jury duty.

Jewels said...

LOL, looks like you made a fun time out of jury duty. i would do the same :)

vchelle said...

I've never participated in jury duty but if and whenever I'm called upon to do so, I will remember to take my camera... Calmness is what I long for... Nice photos!

Georgia B. said...

awesome! i love that you look for the beauty in something you would not expect to find it in. great series of shots!

Gayle said...

Great photos! What a beautiful spot to eat your lunch in.

Jen said...

Such a great grouping. Amazing to see the everyday in such beauty.

iMother2.0 said...

I love that you see beauty in everything :)

Cam@Journey Wildly said...

Elk- what an enlightened eye you have there...

not all can see beauty the way that you do.

thank you for sharing these!!

Char said...

beautiful, beautiful shots - I always love your point of view

Meryl said...

I love the way you've cropped that second shot--gorgeous! I wish the court that I regularly practice in looked like this. Unfortunately, it's kind of an 80's monstrosity. :(

Mary said...

such beautiful shots! your courthouse looks like it is beautifully designed and landscaped, and you have really enhanced both with the composition and cropping in your photos. :)

Kimmie said...

Those strange little chores and interruptions have hidden surprises in them don't they? Wonderful.

antlersgray said...

Mom, the way that the pine needles grow up contrasts so interestingly with the water falling down. The straight lines reaching up and the abstract, blurry splashing down really interests me.
Love,
~Laura

Christina said...

this certainly must have made jury duty worth it. beautiful shots!

Suvarna said...

beautiful and restful images

Country Girl said...

I love that you see the simple beauty of everyday life.