I like changing my blog headers at least once a month, sometimes more if the mood strikes. I keep an ongoing file of photos I see online that grab my attention and try to use them when possible. There’s always a reason for the photos I choose, so I’ll try to remember to post photos of the headers here, along with an explanation.
March 2013I have long admired millefiori, which is a glasswork technique often associated with Venetian glass. Millefiori plays into my love of all Roy G. Biv and in spite of the limited color palate of my wardrobe, I often gravitate toward things that are colorful and bright. It is my dream to one day visit Venice and buy some gorgeous glass there.
Okay, so yeah, this one is a bit odd. I had planned to do one thing for the header, but then I wrote this post. While I was searching for the photo to use, I looked at a lot of photos of penguins and they made me so happy that I decided to join them, using my most favorite photo of myself of all time. I’m calling this header “the march of the Jenguins.”
We went on a cruise to the Bahamas right after Christmas 2012. I snapped this photo of a lighthouse near the Nassau harbor.
December 2012I took this photo of the tree at Bryant Park during a holiday-themed trip to New York with my girls.
I saw the Milky Way for the (and only, so far) time when we were in Australia. It was truly one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.
October is when things start to get chilly here in Virginia and I get to bring out my favorite sweaters. I don’t have anything in this particular yarn, but I would imagine that it would be impossible to be in a bad mood wearing a rainbow-hued sweater.
I took this photo of a massive street art while we were in Sydney.
July – August 2012
As with the September 2011 header, this month’s is another version of My Precious. In fact, the very first one that Pete and I ever saw was racy red leather just like this one. And then the decision between red and black was a Sophie’s Choice that can only be classified as a First World Problem.
May 2012This is a close-up of a Paul Smith silk swirl scarf. I’ve been salivating over these for a long time, but given the prices, expect that this will be an unrequited love.
This header makes sense if you read this post. What can I say? I really like stone carvings of faces.
I find photos of the Earth at night to be utterly fascinating. I mean, I’m a total map geek anyway, but there’s something about this image that I find to be so compelling that I framed a larger version and hung it in the Jenworld kitchen.
December 2011 I love this photo of the London Eye on a cloudy night at Christmas time — partly because we all know how much I love London but also because we stayed in a hotel in that building on the left when we were in London in 2008. In fact, the very first photo of that linked post was taken in the spot as the photo above, although the overall view was a bit different.
November 2011It’s November, so everyone expects a header that has turkey, feasting, and/or pilgrims in it, right? Snooze. Instead, I went with something else that defines Thanksgiving for so many Americans: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is a photo of the Rockettes performing during a past parade.
September 29 to October 31, 2011I’ve seen these guys in concert only once. March 1, 1984 at the Roanoke Civic Center. I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to see them again ever since they got back together several years ago. October 16. Washington, DC. Booyah.
September 1 – 29, 2011Longtime readers of this blog will recognize that this is a rainbow-hued version of My Precious, which is also officially known as the Marshmallow Sofa, originally designed by George Nelson in 1956. We also have My Precious 2.0, which is the wee version in the girls’ dollhouse. Hey, you’re never too young to appreciate good design.
July 1 – 4, 2011
June 17 – 30, 2011I saw a great article about hiring one’s own butler and what to look for, etc., etc., etc. The accompanying photo just really grabbed me. Can you imagine being Nigel Ian Smythe-Worthington, IV and coming home in the Bentley, to find this crew waiting outside for you? Me neither.
June 1 – 16, 2011