Through a Screen

  Thanks guys. I loved the pic of the little bird with the screen, so I copied the idea! (oso was that your pic?) anyway. the little house is what used to sit at the front door of the nursing home. When the building was started, the little ‘cottage’ was moved to the back of … Read more

The Lure of Chicken Wire

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of furniture? Out of the blue, just looked at it and said, “Oh my gosh, I have to have that dresser,” or “that’s the prettiest blanket chest I’ve ever laid eyes on,”  or “I can’t imagine sleeping under any other headboard but that one?”  Well it … Read more

Blue Light Lonely

  blue light lonely come to me dressed for deep cool in a sour rain before night on his shoulder leans to snuff the incandescent candle wick and dark sinks you away     Two creative types from the ReadThisPlease Cafe team up for an impromptu vignette. image: Blue Light © 2011 M Dawn Thacker … Read more

Love And Orchids by L Givens

Leah Givens visits the local orchid show and returns with a sampling of spectacular images and sports a renewed love for this “morphologically diverse and widespread family of monocots.” – Wikipedia Click thumbnails to enlarge. Click L Givens for more photography on

ReadThisPlease Writer/Photographer Nominated

Sarah Marie Scott, one of ReadThisPlease’s writers, is nominated as a Finalist for the 32nd Annual Best College & High School Photography Contest in her continuing education program. Sarah shines as a writer and brings a unique sense of creativity to her photography. Click her tag and check out her picture book on  You’ll … Read more

Icy Walk: Photos By M Dawn Thacker

  Woke this a.m. to everything insulated in a layer of ice. Thought I’d share. — MD Click image to enlarge.   Click M Dawn’s tag for more stories and photos.  

Textures and Shadows – Abstract Images

L G Ives presents samples from her recent series of exploratory abstracts. Everyday sights and images are suddenly unique and sublime through the lens and eye of Ives. Join us for a quick page tour and peek at some of the visuals she’s working with in Textures and Shadows, a Now.ReadThisPlease picture book.

Icicles and Snow Picture Book

Icicles and Snow by M. Dawn Thacker A flash picture book from featuring winter photography. Page through icicles on buckets, frozen on eaves, and dangling against a backdrop of brilliant blue sky. Dawn’s captured some great winter glimpses of her world in Virginia. We didn’t alter the colors at all. We really want to … Read more

Virginia Pine

Winter in Abstract

Images © 2011 L G Ives. Click L G’s tag for more works.