To The Moon Alice: May 2010






















Time again for the full moon. This month she comes to you direct from Rome accompanied by my Angel from Ponte Sant'Angelo... As I have no camera at present, she kindly offered to showcase this month's moon post .. with a slightly theatrical touch!

She also fits in quite nicely with a little project I've been working on this week. A friend asked me if I had some iconic images of Rome.. A search of my travel photos turned up a few of the usual subjects, unfortunately they were all quite boring. So I spiced them up with a little photoshop makeover. Always overly enthusiastic ... here are a few more ....




































I hope you all enjoy the full moon season







Exciting News & A Thank You
Our own sweet talented Laura of 52 Flea fame is a guest curator at the online art community Crescendoh. Each week a number of guest curators share their own story of how art has influenced and enriched their lives... How Art Saves... Well this week you can get to know more about Laura and how art has brought a sense of peace and calm to her own life. Each day Laura has linked to a feature artist.. Yesterday she linked to our talented friend Ange [Signed by Ange] and today ... I'm excited and humbled to say, Laura has linked to my own little blog.



For those of you who don't know Laura's blog [I doubt there are many]... 52 Flea is treasure trove of beauty created from her wonderful collections gathered from broncante, friends and family memories. Each inspiring post will leave you with a spring in your step and renewed energy..

Thank you dear Laura.. you're a gem!!!
It's been a pleasure to learn more about your beautiful spirit and new path






Julie b





IMAGE SOURCE
ALL Photography, text and photo editing by me - [Being Ruby]
This has been another RubyTime Production: brought to you by: The colour green, bella Roma and our angel of Ponte Sant'Angelo















55 comments:

Beatnheart said...

Loving these Julie as always. I love the idea of a flower moon. I shall ponder on that tomorrow.. Hopefully not too much full moon madness..

Tracey said...

Simply awesome Julie!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Hugs ~

:) T

mise said...

There's a sort of crumbing look about these photos, which makes the depicted grandeur all the more grand. They're like the stage backdrops for an ancient story of pomp and hubris.

Rita said...

Ch'e' bella la luna! You know that one of my favorite words is Luna also I love Moon. I have been making charms that say Moon, I am not selling many, they ask me why Moon? I always answer I don't know I just like the word and I keep on making them! Your photos are bellissime I will be thinking of you the 28th. Ciao Rita

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

You have turned those familiar sights into something quite magical Julie! Captivating and mysterious....
:) Laura

Stephanie said...

Beautiful, as always. I don't usually like shots that are noticeably processed, and yet yours are consistently so appealing to me. They are fine art at its finest!

Greet said...

My dear Julie,

So beautiful! I will enjoy the moon season! But is it at the same time as in your country?? I don't think so?..!...?...
A big hug!!
xx
Greet

oldgreymare said...

I am running out of different ways to gush over your posts..( such a problem)

I love them all, and each time I select a new favorite. This time I refuse to select, they're all just too wonderful.

Cannot wait for the moon in June.
z

sharon said...

These are beautiful Julie, love the way you make the moon oversize, so romantic.
Sharon

Giulia said...

As usual, you see the city as I do. Flower moon indeed...I encouraged a friend to plant some moonflowers interspersed with morning glory to go up a tuteur...it's going to look gorgeous. Which has nothing to do with Roma, I realize, but ahhh.

I love them all but that first one really got me. And as I saw your thumbnail, I started to sing to Giulia, "when the moon.." We had to learn it in Italian class for some little event...the older Italians loved hearing us sing it translated into Italian. Fun, fun, fun. It's driving me nuts that I don't have a camera...there's a festa up at the Italian Cultural Center where I take lessons (not at moment though)....will try to find some links for you in email.

xoxoxo from your pals in DC!

Maya said...

Stunning pictures!!!

Love that song..., when the moon hits your eye..., while on a yoga retreat we would sing it and replace amore with samadhi (= enligtenment -haha).

myletterstoemily said...

ohhhhhh your lovely moon photos!

i had to chuckle, because last night my daugher
and i tried to take some shots of the moon.

when i looked at them this morning, it took me
a few minutes to figure out what it WAS!

nothing like yours. :)

Ange said...

And this year it is also known as the Buddha moon - the Christ moon is to be next month. All a question of energy as it was explained to me earlier today... Wondered why I had been feeling like flowers and femininity. Your photos quite simply blow me away ....whhhhoooooeeeoooooooooow

Desde my ventana said...

Hi Julie,
beautiful moon très romantique.I love Vatican in white over black sky...
Hugs my friend
Cecilia

theoldboathouse said...

Hello lovely Julie/Ruby, What are you doing to me?? A new wonderful song to have going around my half empty noggin....last night when I was out and about I spied this beautiful moon I of course actually thought of you and cried out the words La Luna Bella...son no 2 thought I was nuts...but hey whats new haha... I said to him wouldn't it be wonderful if the sky was full of more than one moon to gaze upon? I then got a lecture on tides and currents and gravitational pulls....have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this lovely moon...we may have a state between us but we 'share the same moon',( stolen romantic thought from movie Green card,) xx Katherine

simon said...

well- I was thinkng about Dean Martin (of all things) when I started reading this post Singing THAT song, with a scotch in his hand...

made me smile

count it all joy said...

Okay, I'll admit, I might be ever so slightly sleep deprived at present having just returned from Bugsy's hospital stay.....but your images always make me tear up with their sheer beauty. Please speak to a publisher Julie and have them immortalised in a book that I can pick up and lose myself in whenever I choose? Never one to be quiet about my enthusiasms, I can guarantee you will already have dozens of copies sold as I would stockpile them to give as presents to those I love. Meredy xo.
p.s. seriously, stop hiding that light under a bushel! I'll stop bossing now. Until next time:)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

A bit of peace and beauty...just what I need. Just thought I'd let you know that I have survived the rituals. My mom's funeral was Tuesday and for something so awful, it was perfect. One of my dearest friends is a minister and she did the service, the flowers were tropicals...and gorgeous and I had friends from where I live now, where I used to live and even my high school best friend/college roommate all in one room at the same time. It was (and is) extremely sad...but, my mother would have loved everything. Thank you for all of your support and sweet words.

Sue

Chic Little Shop said...

Hi Julie.
I am back after the long long long break..

Julie xx

Princesa Nadie said...

Magic moon and magic Roma...really a fascinated city and your photographs are wonderful again.
Perhaps you will have a surprise if you visit me.Love

Renee Finberg said...

these are fantastic.

xxx

nevin said...

I can't tell you how much I love your art.

Awesome!
Awesome!
Awesome!

love.

Beach House Living said...

Photos three and four I could look at all day.

Ellie said...

I love your photos, you really out did yourself!
I love the song, grew up listening to Dean Martin crooning this tune. To the Moon Alice, reminds me of the "The Honeymooners" Jackie Gleason days! I won a Trendy Tree award; I am to pass it on to 10 blogs; I chose yours~

simon said...

ps- and if you Utube Deano singing that song he looks as if he has had more than one too many! :o)

The Moerks said...

Great photos Julie. They take me back to my backpacking days. Thanks for recalling some happy memories.

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

WOW! These photos are just amazing!!! And that song ... love it:)

Have a nice day, Julie!!!

xo
Anette:)

Jacqueline said...

One can never get enough of the beautiful architecture of Rome, imortalised in photographs. With a full moon shining down on it, it is even more beautiful. A treat for the eyes, Julie. XXXX

Les Cotrions said...

Stunning photos of Rome Julie! I've just see you on Crescendoh...congratulations!!! You're right...Laura is a faboulous girl!
Happy week end!
Vale

becky at abbeystyle said...

Love that photoshop Magic! I have a lot of technology envy...great shots and, yes, that Milk Moon was GORGEOUS last night. We sat out on the balcony and drank it in.

Dash said...

The moon woke me up very early this morning shining in at me, although it's beautiful I must remember to draw my curtains around full moon time. Lovely images of Roma.
XX

Shellbelle said...

I love seeing the world through your eyes.

Yesterday was a good day, I had a package from you! I'm going to share the contents with everyone next week. For now I'm just enjoying walking by and looking at it throughout the day. Thank you my dear friend, you brought me such joy.

Hugs

JBeaudetStudios said...

Hi Julie! I love these photos and what you've done to them really looks awesome! I figured it must be a full moon because all of the children at school have really been wild the last few days!:) Thank you so much for mentioning my little giveaway and posting a link to it! You are the sweetest! Have a great weekend! Jennifer:)

Beatnheart said...

I have a high window in my bedroom and when the moon is full, i have to pull the covers over my head because it is so bright. It shines bright and clear in my face and illuminates me and my husband...its so magical. Last night I said “Hullo Flower Moon” Hello Milk Moon” and all because of you. Thank you so much for your visit and comment... It makes me carry on with “my story”...

DAVID McGRIEVEY said...

Let me get this straight, Julie takes the photographs and Ruby reworks them in photoshop?
You are both very talented.
X David

petitebroderie said...

Today I dyscover your blog and your work is very beatiful, congratulations, your photos are very romantique, very "charmantes",.....in the futur I visit your blog. Love Esther

June said...

Hi Julie, being a June baby, I have a love of the moon. When it's full, I can sit outside and look at is sweet face all night. These images are stunning...as usual!!! I just love every post you write.
I am now going to pop over and read about Laura. Thanks for the heads-up.
hugs

Don said...

That's the way to snazz up the joint!

penny patten said...

Stunningly beautiful!

Splendid Willow said...

Stunning images, as always Julie. But I've got the best - the package arrived today, girlfriend!!! I am so thrilled! Your images are beautiful - and I am so glad you signed them! Thank you, thank you! (A post will be coming up later).

We are celebrating a long weekend here in the US. You will see me back again on Tuesday!

Happy, happy!

Much fondness, Mon

SoozNooz said...

HI Julie and thank you for posting on my blog a couple of weeks ago. I only just realised that you did as I don't get comment alerts.
You have a beautiful blog and I will definitely be back for a good look around.
It is so wonderful that your work is being recognised and it should be - it is superb.
Have a wonderful week x Suzi

Millie said...

Bella, Bella, Bella - too exquisito for words!
Millie ^_^

Beach House Living said...

Julie,
Thank you for sharing Australia's remembrance day's words. Sad as they are yet beautifully said. Yes, it brings a tear here too.

Pooch Morning Glory said...

awesome cool. it quite suits the crumbly texture of the colloseum, i think.
have a great weekend
~laura

Luiza said...

That is so wonderful!!!
Congratulations to you, and the link =).
Isn´t she a sweetie?

I hope you´ll have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs/
Luiza

Lise said...

Julie, I love the ethereal feel you have given these shots. They are divine.

Can't say I am loving the full moon. It is sending an already erratic person in my realm into another stratosphere!! I am concluding that the full moon is assisting his mood.

Angie Muresan said...

How beautiful they all are! I wish I was in Rome right now. You're making me yearn for an Italian vacation, Julie.

cecilia said...

Sono rimasta incantata dalla bellezza delle tue foto. Complimenti Cecilia

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ah Julie...what's a pizza without Dino singing in the background as I sit here with a glass of red!!! Your pics are absolutely stunning...I love them all!!! Great post...Dzintra♥x

Chatelaine said...

I do love the theatrical look of the photos. Your talent with Photoshop is immense. When I see your photos I want to go to Italy immediately so I can take in all the beauty.

I especially love the photo of the Vatican Garden. It looks like an image from a dream or perhaps of heaven?

Beach Vintage said...

Oh Julie, the moon was so powerful over the weekend on the sea out front. It shone strong all night long trough my bedroom window. I had weird dreams all night long!

BellaRustica said...

Bella,
I took some of your photos for my blog and announced your talent (and Jennifer's) again. I am headed to the beach to put our moon to bed and welcome the sun. XOXO, Kim

Jennifer said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoy all the photos! When I went to Italy several years ago I was struck by the detail of my surroundings. Your posts bring me back, thanks, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

John Taylor said...

Simply awesome. The re-touching brings them out in a new light, like seeing them for the first time.
Talk about making history icons more grand.
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Sarah Klassen said...

Julie, you make me want to pack my bags and enjoy the splendor of such a place... lovely dreaming with you :)

xoxo,
Sarah